The opera demonstration WEM GEHÖRT LAURATIBOR? invites you to a different kind of conversation about housing speculation and gentrification, when it unfolds as a demonstration and site specific opera in Odense and Copenhagen.
WEM GEHÖRT LAURATIBOR? is a tragedy about the heroine Laura's fight to keep her key in the encounter with real estate speculators. The performance unfolds like a fable, where the heroine Laura from Lause10 persuades her ex-boyfriend, Tibor, from the distant and still untouched Ratibor14 to fight with her against the housing speculator Maximilius Profitkys, who wants her key. Along the way, Laura meets a politician who seduces her with false promises, and she loses Tibor in the fight against an investor. Three druids help her further and the displaced tenants give her the missing ingredient for a magic potion, solidarity.
Lauratibor is an association of tenants around Reichenberger Strasse in Kreuzberg in Berlin, who in a similar fight against housing speculation and gentrification have worked intensively for two years to create this performance as a middle ground between demonstration and site specific opera. The area's tenants have met for weekly choir rehearsals and during the pandemic they have rehearsed on Zoom. On May 29th, 2021, they will walk through Reichenberger Strasse and then continue towards Odense and Copenhagen in August to share their story with us.
Lauratibor is presented by Teater Momentum, Vol. 15, Teater Grob and Copenhagen Opera Festival, and is supported by the Statens Kunstfond.
Munke Mose, Odense
Blågårds Plads, København
The opera demonstration is for free.