Ein Kafka Projekt

After Franz Kafka

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  • Eine Szene aus ‹Ein Kafka-Projekt›
    © Ingo Hoehn
  • Eine Szene aus ‹Ein Kafka-Projekt›
    © Ingo Hoehn
  • Eine Szene aus ‹Ein Kafka-Projekt›
    © Ingo Hoehn
  • Concept & direction – Saar Magal
  • Choreography – Saar Magal in collaboration with Julia Kraus Dybek & the ensemble

  • Premiere
  • 1 hour 20 minutes without an intermission
  • Interesting for people from 14+
  • With English surtitles (except for the premiere)

Dance and drama about the ridiculousness of human endeavour.

The Israeli director and choreographer Saar Magal gives Franz Kafka and his friends and characters a body. What they all have in common is black humour: when Kafka read the first pages of 'The Trial' to his friends, according to tradition this led to great laughter. Kafka left posterity an important but gentle and modest work. His protagonists are the epitome of the anti-hero. They are easily intimidated and get from one misadventure to the next. Yet they expose destructive social fears and forces, and may it cost them their lives.

Digital book table

Together with the dramaturgy, Basel's Kulturhaus Bider & Tanner has curated the book table for our plays for many years. Now this selection of books, CDs, DVDs, catalogues or even sheet music can be accessed at any time in the online shop. It's worth browsing regularly.

Book table


Saar Magal and her team don't tell the stories, but create suggestive and dense atmospheres. Everything seems at once very present and strangely unreal - Kafkaesque. Can you wish for more?