Demons (Berlin)

  • Theater/Live-Film
  • Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin
  • 2024
“And the "demons", the restless spirits of the city, come to rest; the tear in reality closes. What the players deny in their text shines through here: The wounds of a broken city can heal.”
“To be a little ahead of the city and of life, even if only by 14 seconds, with the means of the theater and beyond the theater - perhaps Boris Nikitin, Sebastian Nübling and the grandiose ensemble have succeeded in doing just that with their camera-accompanied tour of the city. If all the "productions of the year" had not already been chosen, this one would definitely have to be nominated.”


    • 5 July 2024
      • Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin
    • 2 July 2024
      • Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin
    • 30 June 2024
      • Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin
    • 28 June 2024
      • Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin
      • World Premiere

Berlin, Summer 2024. A group of young people walks through the night. A camera follows them. They roam around the urban environment. Starting point: the Gorki. The old plane tree in the garden. Squares. Paths.

Stories and thoughts meet the stories of a city. A search for both the traces of something of one’s own in the past, as well as for whom and by whom these squares, streets, buildings and spaces were made. This is your city. This is our city. But does the city know that?

With Dämonen (Berlin), Boris Nikitin and Gorki resident director Sebastian Nübling link back to their first joint work - based on a concept by Nikitin - at Theatre Basel. Every evening a new live film is created which is broadcast on a screen in the Gorki.

Boris Nikitin, Sebastian Nübling
Robin Niedecker, Jelin Nichele
Set design
Dominic Huber
Sound design
Matthias Meppelink
Ursula Leuenberger
by and with
Tim Freundesprung, Kinan Hameidan, Flavia Lefèvre, Meret Mundwiler, Linda Vaher
Endre Holezy
Assistant director
Jan Termin

Eine Produktion des Maxim Gorki Theaters Berlin.