The new center for artistic research wlabs is now open. Its main purpose is to develop performing arts tradition in stage acting.
One of the things Weimar is currently working on is Arrival cities: Malmö. This performance deals with migration in the shadow of the economic crises and the xenophobia that more and more has become the trademark of Europe. An arrival city is the city where migrants from rural and development areas from both in and outside the country try to make new lives for themselves. The arrival cities are often places of violence and human despair but at the same time also dynamic nodes where change can take place. Arrival cities: Malmö is trying to examine different aspects of the politics of migration, from the detention of migrants with the arrival of people coming into Schengen, to the nationalist politicians rage and rantings, to the safe houses where the refugee without papers try to hide from the authorities and finally when they are sent back to their native countries to an uncertain destiny. As always with Teatr Weimar language, power and identity are important points of departure in this performance.
For more information, please see www.teatrweimar.se