Everything that happened and would happen

2018
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Concept, Director Heiner Goebbels
Video Design René Liebert
Sound Design Willi Bopp
Light Design John Brown, Heiner Goebbels
Dramaturgy Matthias Mohr
Assistants to the Director Théo Arnulf, Niels Wehr
Observation & Support Maud Blandel, Thanasis Deligianassis, Shiori Tsuchida
Technical Director Georg Bugiel

All set elements originally designed by Klaus Grünberg for
John Cage: Europeras 1 & 2 (directed by Heiner Goebbels, Ruhrtriennale 2012)

Texts from Europeana by Patrik Ourednik

News Clips No Comment by Euronews

Music by C.Emaille, G.Gebbia, C.Lartigau,
L.Maurel, N.Perrin, O.Messiaen, H. Goebbels

with Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez, Sandhya Daemgen, Antoine Effroy, Ismeni Espejel, Montserrat Gardó Castillo, Freddy Houndekindo, Tuan Ly, Thanh Nguyễn Duy, John Rowley, Annegret Schalke, Ildikó Tóth, Tyra Wigg

and Camille Emaille Percussion
Gianni Gebbia Saxophones
Cécile Lartigau Ondes Martenot
Léo Maurel Organ
Nicolas Perrin Guitar, Electronics

Everything That Happened and Would Happens pans a hundred years of European history: its giddy contradictions, false promises and consuming crises. Taking the First World War as a starting point, the performance proposes a landscape of fragmented incident without differentiating the trivial and the supposedly meaningful. Together with 16 musicians, dancers and performers, Heiner Goebbels leads us to a storage depot filled with the props of the past, the burden of the present and the key to possible futures.Part-performance, part construction site,Everything That Happened and Would Happenis an invitation to imagine an alternative history of the 20th century through the poetry of collaboration and chance. Patrik Ouředník’s novel "Europeana – A Brief History of the Twentieth Century", John Cage’s anti-opera „Europeras 1 & 2“ and the European TV channel "Euronews – No Comment" are three interlinked sources of inspiration. Everything That Happened and Would Happenis an open invitation to reflect on what constitutes European identity, where it has its origins and what its future might look like; to imagine different versions of our past, present and future.

In Auseinandersetzung mit der zerstörerischen, europäischen Geschichte der vergangenen einhundert Jahre – beginnend mit dem Ersten Weltkrieg – zeigt der renommierte Komponist und Theatermacher Heiner Goebbels seine großformatige ArbeitEverything that Happened and Would Happen, in der Musik, Licht, Performance, Sprache, Objekte und Filme zu einer multidimensionalen Installation vereint sind. Sie basiert auf drei Inspirationsquellen: dem Text „Europeana. Eine kurze Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts“ des tschechischen Autors Patrik Ouředník mit einer provokant ironischen Dekonstruktion der sozialen und politischen Geschichte Europas, auf Bühnenbildelemente, die Klaus Grünberg zu Heiner Goebbels Inszenierung von John Cages Anti-Oper „Europeras 1 & 2“ entworfen hat und die hier in neuer Form zum Einsatz kommen, und schließlich auf den unkommentierten tagesaktuellen Nachrichtenbildern des Fernsehsenders Euronews. Gemeinsam mit einem internationalen Ensemble aus 16 Tänzer*innen, Performer*innen und Musiker*innen entsteht ein eindrucksvolles Musiktheater, das den individuellen Blick auf eine widersprüchliche und verwirrende Geschichte herausfordert und Raum für Imaginationen öffnet.


Texts

Nature-Matériau dans John Cage Europeras I & II and Everything That Happened And Would Happen (Article, fr)
1 October 2021, Theo Arnulf, Alternatives Théâtrales

О спектакле (Review, ru)
говорит с такой нежностью и с таким безусловным принятием.
8 November 2020, Julia Oseeva, Petersburg Theatralny Journal

ЗАКАТ ЕВРОПЫ / Untergang von Europa (Review, ru)
8 November 2020, Nikolay Pesochinsky, Petersburg Theatralny Journal

„And some people said and others said“ (Interview, de)
Diesen Herbst wurde in St. Petersburg erstmalig ein Stück des deutschen Komponisten und Regisseurs Heiner Goebbels gezeigt. Es gehörte zu den Hauptereignissen der Theaterolympiade. Maria Slojewa hat mit dem Regisseur über die Besonderheiten seiner Arbeit, die Wechselbeziehung zwischen Theater und Politik, den Glauben an die Kraft der Kunst und vieles andere gesprochen.
1 December 2019, Maria Sloeva

По ту сторону истории (Review, ru)
«Все, что произошло и могло произойти» Хайнера Гёббельса на Театральной олимпиаде
26 November 2019, Алексей Гусев, Colta

Хайнер Гёббельс: Зрители ответственны за то, чтобы осмыслить, что они видят (Interview, ru)
Знаменитый режиссер и музыкант об отношениях художника и зрителя с реальностью
21 November 2019, Елена Смородинова, Vedomosti

CECI N’EST PAS UN TEXTE (Review, ru)
«Все, что произошло и могло произойти». В спектакле используются фрагменты книги П. Оуржедника «Европеана. Краткая история двадцатого века».
9 November 2019, Alexey Platunow, Petersburg Theatralny Journal

Хайнер Гёббельс: «Олимпиада нацелена на исследование нового» (Interview, ru)
6 November 2019, kommersant

Отдельная недостаточность (Review, ru)
«Все, что произошло и могло произойти» Хайнера Гёббельса на Театральной олимпиаде
6 November 2019, Алла Шендерова, kommersant

Хайнер Гёббельс: «Драма должна происходить в зале, а не на сцене» (Interview, ru)
Легендарный композитор и режиссер рассказывает о принципах работы в современных театре и музыке.
1 November 2019, Inner Emigrant, Vashdosug.ru

Nur Musiktheater ist ihnen zu wenig (Review, de)
Ratlosigkeit über den Zustand der Welt (was man sehr gut verstehen kann), vor allem aber (was man nur schwer verstehen kann) über die Kunstform, die man sich gewählt, die einem niemand aufgezwungen hatte
3 October 2019, Georg Beck, NMZ Neue Musikzeitung

Das Gegenteil von »so tun als ob« (Interview, de)
Heiner Goebbels über die Schönheit des Machens und der Kollaboration
13 September 2019, Bastian Tebarth

Der neue Mensch ist der alte Krieger (Review, de)
Heiner Goebbels zieht eine dunkle Bilanz von der Geschichte Europas
28 August 2019, Bernd Noack, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Taumeln um die leere Mitte (Review, de)
Heiner Goebbels zeigt bei der Ruhrtriennale ein multimediales Installationstheater und setzt einen Rausch der Assoziationen frei
27 August 2019, Regine Müller, taz

Vom möglichen Ende der Welt (Review, de)
26 August 2019, Wolfgang Sandner, Faz

Theater wird zum Politikum (Review, de)
26 August 2019, Stefan Moll, Bochumer Stadt und Studierendenzeitung

Heiner Goebbels bespielt die Jahrhunderthalle (Review, de)
Bildgewaltig und anstrengend: "Everthing That Happend And Would Happen" von Heiner Goebbels in der Jahrhunderthalle Bochum.
26 August 2019, Ralf Döring, Osnabrücker Zeitung

Heiner Goebbels bietet eine Riesenpuzzle und irgendwie Europa (Review, de)
25 August 2019, Pedro Obiera, WAZ

Das Theater der rätselhaften Dinge (Review, de)
Heiner Goebbels: Everything that Happened and Would Happen
24 August 2019, Detlev Brandenburg, Deutsche Bühne

Kultur Fazit (Review, de)
„Everything that Happened and Would Happen“ - „Alles was geschah und geschehen würde“
23 August 2019, Stefan Keim, Deutschlandfunk

Aufbau Europa – Abbau Europa (Review, de)
Everything that happened and would happen – Ruhrtriennale – Heiner Goebbels entdeckt in der Jahrhunderthalle Bochum einen Kontinent
23 August 2019, Andreas Wilink, nachtkritik.de

Heiner Goebbels stages a spectacle that packs a punch at the Park Avenue Armory (Review, en)
The collapse of civilisation is the theme of 'Everything that happened and would happen’
6 June 2019, John Rockwell, Financial Times

Surrender to a Boundary-Blurring Tour of Europe, War and Peace (Interview, en)
Heiner Goebbels’s sprawling “Everything That Happened and Would Happen” brings music, dance and chance to the Park Avenue Armory.
3 June 2019, Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times

等待, 物件的生命與無意之間的驚奇 (Review, cn)
郭貝爾創作方法與教學
1 November 2018, Yuangtang Chen, PAR

發生的一切,都會發生 (Review, cn)
德國作曲家、藝術家兼戲劇導演Heiner Goebbels最新作品《發生的一切,都會發生》演出
1 November 2018, Sung Peifen, MUZIK

Everything That Happened and Would Happen review at Mayfield, Manchester – ‘mesmeric multimedia work’ (Review, en)
Inside a vast disused train station in Manchester, German composer and artist Heiner Goebbels is staging history.
12 October 2018, Natasha Tripney, The Stage

Everything that happened and would happen, Mayfield Manchester, review: a technically proficient, if uncertain, performance (Review, en)
12 October 2018, Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph

Everything that happened and would happen’ (Review, en)
12 October 2018, Andrew Clements

Everything that happened and would happen at the Mayfield, Manchester (Review, en)
This quirky, tangential riff on European history is one of the few truly thought-provoking commissions from the 14-18 NOW programme
12 October 2018, Richard Morrison, The Times

Everything that happened and would happen’ (Review, en)
site-specific
11 October 2018, Live Art Alive

Everything that happened and would happen’ (Review, en)
****
11 October 2018, Kevin Bourke, Northern Soul

Everything that happened and would happen’ (Review, en)
It must be said that ‘ETHAWH’ is genuinely like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
11 October 2018, Ethan Davies, The Mancunian

From bombsites to Usain Bolt: Manchester relives 100 years of war and peace (Interview, en)
He is famous for overloading the stage with vivid, unsettling images – and his monumental new show aims to encompass an entire century. Why are audiences being told to wear sturdy shoes? Our writer meets Heiner Goebbels
9 October 2018, Kate Connolly, The Guardian

Space to explore the history of europe (Portrait, en)
Worldpremiere of Heiner Goebbels
5 October 2018, Maya Black, Manchester Evening News

Manchester International Festival presents world premiere of Heiner Goebbels' production at Mayfield (Interview, en)
The production spans over a century of European history.
3 October 2018, Maya Black, Manchester Evening News

Future Dates

23 August 2024
8:00 pm
25 August 2024
8:00 pm
Perner Insel, Salzburger Festspiele (Austria)

Past Dates

June 2023
Theatre Olympics
Budapest, Budapest (Hungary)

November 2019
Theatre Olympics
Street Art Museum, St.Petersburg (Russian Federation)

October 2019
Theatre Olympics
Street Art Museum, St.Petersburg (Russian Federation)

August 2019
Ruhrtriennale
Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum (Germany)

June 2019
Park Avenue Armory, New York (USA)

October 2018
Mayfield Depot, Manchester (Great Britain)

June 2018
104, Paris (France)

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