Trip to Berlin, Germany
10 -13 November 2021
As part of the EU project
FREEWAY – 607510-CREA-1-2019-1-IT-CULT-COOP1
Although my time in Berlin was short it was definitely sweet, I was already aware of aufBruchs work by the time I got to see them in person from the many stories and some clips I got to see before.
But I was still completely blown away. They have worked a very long time in the prisons there and have become apart of the Berlin prison experience and I see why. From the beginning when I was entering the prison which looked like a castle until the end of the crazily well acted performance I was captivated. The way they used their surroundings as their stage. The way they used the walkway and the cells was enthralling and even though it was very unconventional it really worked in their story. These types of performances show us that inspite of the mistakes some of these people have made there is still an incredible amount of talent within them. I could really tell that all the prisoners were really enjoying themselves and that this really meant a lot to them especially in the end when they were giving their interview with the audience. It was one of the coolest experiences of my life and I will never forget it.