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  • RECOMMENDATION | See film screening of American version of German “Trust” at Goethe Institut-Washington

    WASHINGTON, D.C. |  Tonight, July 8, a young D.C. troupe will screen a film that documents that making of its new dance/theatre project Trust by the German writer/director Falk Richter. The courageous company force/collision has been in search of a dance vocabulary that suits Richter’s virulently comic attack on consumer capitalism. I saw an early work-in-progress performance of Trust on the last day of a June 13 to 16 workshop at Arena Stage. force/collision‘s Trust consists mostly of the original text of Falk Richter (b. 1969 in Hamburg), a rising contemporary German playwright/director and an associate dramatist with the Schaubühne in Berlin. He gave force/collision his blessing to gives his work what he calls “a new and original twist” that “places it into an American context.” The title of force/collision‘s version is called Trust me, perhaps a gesture to the fact that director/adapter John Moletress incorporates “additional source material” that, according to a prepared statement, “explores the effects of today’s high-tech Western global economy and of the culture of (American) consumerism’s on the human psyche and human relationships.” The film will be screened 6:30 pm Monday, 8 July 2013, at Goethe-Institut Washington, GoetheForum. It features English and German languages. Tickets are free, but reservations are strongly recommended. Call (202) …