Take a look over the shoulder

11/10/24Friday, 17:30 - 18:00Hettegger / Anbau Lehár TheaterKaiser-Franz-Josef-Straße 7, 4820 Bad Ischl
Europäisches Theaterfestival – Public Viewing
© Krafft Angerer


A project about female heritage in the Salzkammergut, an absolute necessity as the history books are still written from a male perspective. 

Men have names and faces, women are virtually absent. Conversations with local women shed light on the legacy young women are inheriting in the countryside. Together with them, we scrutinise the common image of women in smart dirndl dresses at various traditional festivals by delving into family stories. We ask how the political circumstances of history have affected the biographies of their ancestors. What happened in 1968, were there hippies in the Salzkammergut? What did tourism mean for women? Work, money, modest prosperity? What impact did democratisation, emancipation and revolt have on local women?  What roles do religion and politics play today? What forms of remembrance have emerged? How do we deal with painful or shameful memories?
The discussions will also revolve around questions of individual history: What has this female history done to me? How has it shaped me? All of this becomes visible in a performance in which the players lend their voices to women. Perhaps we need to rethink life in the countryside beyond all the clichés.

Project management: Edith Draxl / Director: Neda Sokolovska
In co-operation with KUNSTLABOR Graz by uniT

European theatre festival

with top-class performances and young regional and international positions that deal with the culture of remembrance and Europe.
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Event info

Hettegger / Anbau Lehár Theater
Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Straße 7, 4820 Bad Ischl
Day pass, Kulturcard 2024, school pupils/students/apprentices/civil servants and military personnel, people with disabilities, accompanying persons, Raiffeisenbank customers,

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