Concept & directed by: Boris Nikitin, Sebastian Nübling
With: Elisa Dillier, Dominic Hartmann, Elif Duygu Karci, Ann Mayer, Boris Nikitin, Sven Schelker, Julian Anatol Schneider, Lukas Stäuble
Texts: the Ensemble & Boris Nikitin
Video, Live-Camera: Robin Elias Nidecker
Set Design: Dominic Huber
Costumes: Ursula Leuenberger
Sound: Adolfina Fuck
Videoassistance & Live-Camera: Jelïn Nichele
Assistance director: Louisa Raspe, Nora Maritz
Set design assistance: Tobias Maurer
Dramaturgy: Inga Schonlau
A production by Theater Basel in cooperation with Junges Theater Basel.
Bajour: Incredibly good. (...) Everyone is asking themselves, what was that all about, but everyone agrees: 'Demons' is an incredibly impressive document of its time. Where it says "youth" on it, youth is rarely in it, but here the promise was exceeded. "Demons" is not a vessel, it is an organism, a huge, insane, pumping organism that you leave with a surprising sense of confidence after three hours of "Hopelessness!!!": A world with such youth is not lost. Far from it.
A group of young people moves into the night. They are the grandchildren of the 68ers, who already know about the fading of the 68 movement. They live in a multicultural world, but not in a just one. They do not believe in one God. They may no longer have any religious faith at all, nor do they believe they can influence the world, the powerful constellations of capital, nation states and the globalised market in any way. They have the vocabulary of contemporary discourses, but what is a future if the lesson of the past is that it can no longer be reinvented.
On this evening, they have something in mind. Nothing is taken for granted in the city where all corners are actually familiar. Perception is sharpened as if it were the last evening.
The two directors Sebastian Nübling and Boris Nikitin are working together for the first time and at the same time on a special form of theatre: a live film that is transmitted to the Schauspielhaus on a big screen. The result is a feverish, intoxicating portrait of a generation.