La Pocha Nostra
Exercises for rebel artists


Workshop / Animation


Mit Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Erica Mott & Roberto Sifuentes

Theater im Bahnhof

How can we remain open, original, porous, funny and critical all at once without lapsing into post-ironic jadedness or becoming one more “packaged product” for international festivals? The legendary troupe La Pocha Nostra answers this question with an inimitable, mind-blowing, eclectic blend of ritual, performance and crass entertainment. Robo-baroque, cyborg-kitsch and acid humour combine to create an exuberant hybrid of a living archive and radical pedagogy that addresses far-right isolationism, xenophobia and the violence of organised crime. For what is extreme if everything is extreme?

The audience is invited to take part in this bizarre experiment, to live through the dreams and nightmares of our current times together and to assist the performers of this strange reality show. “The Insurrected Body” tests what may at times be a clumsy, but always real and radical democratic practice, in which no two evenings are the same.

Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Guillermo Gómez-Pena
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Erica Mott
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Roberto Sifuentes