Heinrich Hoffmann’s gruesome and whimsical Der Struwwelpeter has reflected and influenced German popular culture since its publication in 1845. These stories are also a rich source for 21st century political and social commentary for artists working across the globe in a variety of disciplines. In this discussion, New York City-based choreographer Sameena Mitta, Berlin-based street artist Lacuna, and Boulder-based theatermaker Amanda Berg Wilson delve into Struwwelpeter’s impact far beyond its original context and how they have each accessed the stories to reimagine contemporary politics and morality. The conversation will be moderated by Struwwelpeter Museum Director Beate Zekorn-von-Bebenburg.
May 7, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
More information: https://www.1014.nyc/events/struwwelpeter-anew-politics-and-morality-in-2021