Event Ganesh Versus the Third Reich
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Venue Halle G, Wien, Austria
Umbrella Event Wiener Festwochen 2012
First Date 24 May 2012
Last Date 27 May 2012
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description The story begins with the elephant-headed god Ganesh travelling through Nazi Germany to reclaim the Swastika, an ancient Hindu symbol. As this intrepid hero embarks on his journey a second narrative is revealed: the actors themselves begin to feel the weighty responsibility of storytellers and question the ethics of cultural appropriation. Cleverly interwoven in the play’s design is the story of a young man inspired to create a play about Ganesh, god of overcoming obstacles. He is an everyman who must find the strength to overcome the difficulties in his own life.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Physical Theatre
Performers with disability
Name Function Notes
Rhian Hinkley Animator
Johan Johannsson Composer
Shio Otani Costume Designer
Rhian Hinkley Designer
Mark Deans Devisor
Marcia Ferguson Devisor
Nicki Holland Devisor
Simon Laherty Devisor
Sarah Mainwaring Devisor
Scott Price Devisor
Kate Sulan Devisor
Brian Tilley Devisor
David Woods Devisor
Bruce Gladwin Director
Andrew Livingston Lighting Designer
Mark Cuthbertson Set and/or Property Maker
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Web https://www.mqw.at/en/institutions/q21/program/2012/05/wiener-festwochen-2012-ganesh-versus-the-third-reich/
Event Identifier 141843