Pah-Lak by Abhishek Majumdar
For the first time ever, a Tibetan theatre ensemble in exile performs on stage in Europe. The play Pah-Lak gives insight into hopes and contradictions in the struggle for Tibetan autonomy, the role of Buddhism in the lives of the Tibetan people and the struggle for resistance and non-violence. After the much-discussed premiere at London‘s Royal Court Theatre in 2019, a new production was created by a Tibetan and a German director in collaboration with the Indian author; for the first time ever, a whole play has been translated into Tibetan, a language threatened with extinction.
With Kalsang Dolma, Tenzin Yonten, Tenzin Wangchuk, Youngkyar Dolma, Lhakpa Tsering, Tsering Bawa, Tenzin Pema, Tenzin Lhundup
Director: Lhakpa Tsering and Harry Fuhrmann
Stage: Timo Dentler and Okarina Peter
Music: TIPA, Tenzin Passang and Nyima Dhondup
Co-production: Tibet Theatre, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (India) and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen in collaboration with Tibet Initiative Deutschland and Gesellschaft Schweizerisch-Tibetische Freundschaft