Everything That Happened and Would Happen

A fantastic round dance by Heiner Goebbels

Proceeding from the First World War, “Everything That Happened and Would Happen” takes place in a location filled with props from the past. 16 musicians and performers deal with the challenges of the present and various ideas for the future.

Subject to change
Everything That Happened and Would Happen
© Thanasis Deligiannis

Heiner Goebbels (artist)
John Brown (lighting), Willi Bopp (sound), René Liebert (video), Matthias Mohr (dramaturgy) a. o.
PLAN B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts – Carmen Mehnert/Anne Schmidt (responsible for the project)
A production by Heiner Goebbels. Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, Artangel, Park Avenue Armory and Ruhrtriennale. World premiere: Manchester International Festival Austrian premiere

A cooperation with the Salzburg Festival

Sonja Zobel, Martina Rothschädl (Head of Programme Performing Arts and Literature)
Thorsten Schwarz (Assistant)

August 2023

About the project

The piece is based on the text “Europeana”, a 20th century story by Patrik Ouředníks, the anti-opera “Europeras 1 & 2” by John Cage and the European news broadcaster Euronews: No Comment. Goebbels combines these sources into rich visual compositions, accompanied by a score of classi- cal, jazz and contemporary music.