Die Hahn Produktion cultural exchange with KIEV / UKRAINE

Kiev– Tage 1989 in München | Bayerische Kulturtage in der Ukraine 1998

HAHN PRODUKTION was responsible for the conception and organisation of the cultural programme in Munich at the grounding of the twin town project which connected Munich and Kiev, presenting ballet and theatre performances, concerts and an exhibition. Cultural exchange was extended, also enabling the presentation of performances in other federal states. Due to the success of the project, the following years brought many more performances and tours, for example:

Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz and the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel toured to Kiev and Odessa, the Kiev Opera House and the Iwan Franko Theater performed in Munich, two premieres by Germany´s most revered dramatist Tankred Dorst were arranged in the Ukraine in collaboration with the Goethe Insitiute and, last but not least, the impressive presentation of the BAYERISCHE KULTURTAGE IN DER UKRAINE




In July 1990 a festival took place in Munich dedicated to one of the greatest theatre figures of our time: George Tabori. Following his successes at the Munich Kammerspiele, he was director of Vienna´s Der Kreis Theater for three years.

Six of the theatre’s productions were shown at the Gasteig in Munich, including the highly-acclaimed seven-hour Shakespeare night, “VERLIEBTE UND VERRÜCKTE”. Tabori´s most recent production at Vienna´s Burgtheater, “WEISMAN UND ROTGESICHT”, was a great success at the Munich Kammerspiele. Talk shows, recitals and films with George Tabori gave a glimpse at his exciting, bold work within the world of theatre.

“A festival dedicated to that old but forever young warrior of the theatre, George Tabori, and his glorious starting days. Vienna´s Burgtheater performed Tabori´s premiere production of “WEISMANN UND ROTGESICHT”. A full house with a predominantly young audience was entranced by the bad, cunningly wise fairytale of Ahashver (…)” (ABENDZEITUNG)


“Those who saw Tabori in the role of Romeo in Munich really had the feeling, (…) of being invited to a celebration. A celebration of theatre. Tabori´s celebration for Tabori.” (SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG)

To witness so much Tabori is akin to seeing a Shakespeare play in its magnitude, maybe even more than one play. George Tabori´s collage “VERLIEBTE UND VERRÜCKTE” lasts a breathtaking six hours (…).

The Carl-Orff-Saal was filled to overflowing for the two performances - one began at midnight, the other at the more conventional time of six p.m. (…) George Tabori as Romeo, an old man, but breathtakingly tender: the only possible response is to kneel in respect and awe…” (Tageszeitung)