Last but not last

Lina Majdalanie, Rabih Mroué (Beirut/Berlin)
On a sunny Sunday, in 2016, in a little church, in a little town in Poland, a very strange wedding took place. It gathered the living and the dead, fiction and reality, politics and fairy-tales …
Based on a true event, the Lebanese artists Lina Majdalanie and Rabih Mroué explore these hybrid, eclectic narratives and imageries at work in today's political discourses in Poland, trying to investigate their sociopolitical mechanisms and economic interests.

Marta Keil and Grzegorz Reske (Performing Arts Institute, Warsaw) together with HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts, Dresden, invited the two artists for a common research process on the affects produced and reproduced in contemporary right-wing governments and Neo-nationalist ideology. The performance “Last but not last”, resulting from this research, tackles the case of the political shifts in Poland that seem to reflect broader changes in European societies, and far beyond.
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Premiere on July 07, 2020
Performance in English language with German subtitles


Concept, direction, performance: Lina Majdalanie, Rabih Mroué
Dramaturg & project curator: Marta Keil, Grzegorz Reske (ResKeil)
Curatorial consultation: Katarzyna Wielga
Voice Over: Walid Raad

A co-production of Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig, Performing Arts Institute Warsaw and HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts Dresden

Sponsored by the city of Warsaw.

Special thanks to:

Denise Ackermann, Asa Horvitz, Agnieszka Jakimiak, Marta Jalowska, Łukasz Jaskuła, Joanna Krakowska, Jens-Dag Kemser, Andrzej Leder, Karolina Maciejaszek, Szymon Maliborski, Florian Malzacher, Mattef, Agnieszka Morawińska, Aleksandra Muzińska, Fredy Peccerelli, Krzysztof Pijarski, Marie Rault, Zuzanna Rudzińska-Bluszcz, Hazem Saghieh, Magda Staroszczyk, Ines Weizman and Forensic Architecture, Joanna Warsza, Frauke Wetzel, Theresa Wünsch and all teams of coproducers