Parwaz Puppet Theatre (AF/FR)
Hans im Glück
Hans is a Sunday child. As a reward for seven years of work, he receives a head-sized lump of gold. He trades this for a horse, the horse for a cow, the cow for a pig, the pig for a goose and the goose for a simple fieldstone. The less he has, the lighter it gets not only on his back, but also around his heart. The fairy tale of Hans in Luck is a universal metaphor that comes across as light-hearted, but at the same time tells of great suffering: If you have nothing, you have nothing to lose.
The Afghan puppeteer Abdul Haq Haqjoo, together with puppet show director Lutz Grossmann, has developed his very own version of the Grimm fairy tale, which has the situation in Abdul Haq Haqjoo’s home country Afghanistan firmly in mind. Trained in contemporary puppetry at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch” Berlin, Abdul Haq Haqjoo founded the Parwaz Puppet Theatre in Afghanistan in 2009. He taught at the Faculty of Arts in Kabul, where he also regularly organized theatre festivals. He has been living in exile in France since 2021.
Following the performance at 18:00, there will be an artist talk in English.