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Ant Hampton

EINE STIMME - LEST WE SEE WHERE WE ARE

It all starts in a Dresden café, to the lone sound of an old radio. Protected from the world outside, you peer out through the window. You like being there, but soon you and the radio turn into accomplices as you set off on a challenging search... LEST WE SEE WHERE WE ARE investigates the hidden sides of the human voice; 'the gradual production of thoughts whilst speaking', as Kleist put it. In this age of digital communication we are constantly surrounded by news, voices and sounds, but there is a clear challenge: it is not enough for people only to receive information, they also need to express themselves and transmit their own ideas and thoughts. LEST WE SEE WHERE WE ARE is a commissioned piece produced by British theatre-maker Ant Hampton as part of the 'autoteatro' series, which also includes the piece OK OK; the latter can be seen and read on the Societaetstheater stage at the szene:ENGLAND festival. LEST WE SEE WHERE WE ARE is also the second piece produced by Ant Hampton in collaboration with director and author Tim Etchells, whose theatre company Forced Entertainment will be appearing for the second time in HELLERAU during the festival.

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