SOKO São Paulo

By Lola Arias und Stefan Kaegi

São Paolo is one of the most dangerous places in the world. Munich is the most secure city in Germany. In January 2007 the Swiss specialist in documentary theatre Stefan Kaegi (Rimini-Protokoll) and the Argentine author and stage director Lola Arias developed together with 17 Brazilian policemen a scenic installation in São Paulo. In small groups the audience met policemen, human beings with biographies full of contradictions. Now six of these Brazilian policemen come to Germany to meet their Munich colleagues. SOKO SÃO PAULO is a scenic installation, in which Brazilian and German policemen reconstruct their experiences as representatives of the law. In small chambers they show photos and tell their memories as if they were attendants of their own lives.
Production: SPIELART-Factory München
Coproduction: ORTSTERMINE 2007, Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München and Goethe Institut São Paulo.

Supported by Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

With: Isabel Cristina Amaro, Thago de Paula Santos Alves, Marcel Lima, Pedro Amorim, Sebastião Teixeira dos Santos, Ellana Gombes Viana Pires, Rudi Baier, Verena Kunze, Klaus Röschinger, Bennie Baumann, Johann Beck.

Special guest: Günther Koch (football reporter)