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With an enormous scale model of Auschwitz filling the stage, thousands of eight-centimetre-tall handmade puppets represent the prisoners and their executioners. The performers move through the set like giant war reporters, or silent gods, filming the horrific events with miniature cameras. The audience becomes witness. Hotel Modern attempts to imagine the unimaginable: the greatest mass murder in history, committed in a purpose-built city.
Suggested age: 12+
Established in 1997, Hotel Modern blends visual arts, puppetry, music and film in evocative productions by representing harsh reality in a refined poetic manner.
World Stage goes deeper to deliver a more in-depth performance experience. We invite you to join the World Stage team for food, drinks and discussion at our opening night reception. Admission is free with the purchase of your ticket.
World Stage is committed to providing you with live performance of unparalleled quality. Part of that commitment includes exclusive opportunities to engage with the artists and performers involved with the work. Please stay around after the performance for an informative and engaging talkshow moderated by Margaret Evans. Admission is free with the purchase of your ticket.
$15 - $35
"So gripping that when it ends the audience is unsure whether to clap or leave the theatre silently."
– Noordhollands Dagblad
"KAMP, wordless and all, is a deeply poetic work."
– The Irish Times
"The playfulness of the puppetry is drenched in rage from the outset."
"The makers have found a performance form that makes it possible to once again discuss this loaded subject. By raising the issue of the extremes to which people are able to go. With dignity. "
– De Volkskrant
"Primitive and ingenious."
– Auschwitz Bulletin
"Hotel Modern ... create such an enveloping emotional landscape with inanimate puppets. "
– The Vancouver Sun
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