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State of Euphoria (UA)

Eine theatrale Techno-Party

Nach Motiven von Rainald Goetz’ „Rave“

Together with the figures of the night, with whom we move on a theatrical rave through a dazzling party temple, we become the initiates of a special cult of our present: this is strange, freaky, sometimes banal and yet also mysterious and is possibly much closer to archaic mystery celebrations than it might appear at first glance, because "to rave" means to delirious, to race. At the center is a music that has been unfolding its mythical potential worldwide since the 1980s: In the world of techno, people meet in states of euphoria and exhaustion, transforming themselves willingly and in anticipation of ecstasy to driving rhythms. The cultic hustle and bustle, which unfolds station-like to lyrics and beats throughout the foyer and stage space of the Theater an der Ruhr, tells us something about our longings, which often only become visible in the dark.Are you ready to lose yourself in the State of Euphoria?

Dress code: Special

Warning: Stroboscopic effects will be used at this event. Epileptic seizures may be triggered under certain lightning frequencies.

After the performance: Party with DJ Hundefriedhof.

"State of Euphoria" is funded by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen im Rahmen von
NEUE WEGE in Zusammenarbeit mit dem NRW KULTURsekretariat.



Premier: 03.11.23


ca. 90 minutes


Theater an der Ruhr
Akazienallee 61
45478 Theater an der Ruhr



Introduction State of Euphoria (UA)

Dramaturge Constanze Fröhlich in conversation with director Gordon Kämmerer.

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WAZ, Andrea Müller

"Director Gordon Kämmerer has created an elaborate production, a dazzling cosmos into which the audience is completely immersed. [...] The fascination, but also the deep abysses of club life are revealed by the astute text and the unleashed play"


Theater heute, Dorothea Marcus

"Of all the immersive experiences with techno currently available on German-speaking stages [...], this is ultimately the most intense, the most inviting"