18 March - 30 May 2011. A photographic exhibition by actress and photographer Margarita Broich who photographed 60 of her fellow actors behind the curtain just as they finished performing. Including John Malkovich, Ben Becker, Kate Winslet, Veronika Ferres, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Thomas Quasthoff and others, Broich has captured that fleeting Jekyll-and-Hyde moment when the actor makes the transition from character back to real life.
As a performing artist herself, Broich can readily identify with the feeling of "coming back to earth" and knew exactly where to find the actors: in their changing rooms, in theatre foyers or backstage while having their make-up removed. Before becoming an actress, Broich studied photo design in Dortmund and worked as a theatrical photographer at the Bochum Schauspielhaus Theatre in Germany.
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Margarita Broich: When the Curtain Falls
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstrasse 7, tel. +4930254860. www.berlinerfestspiele.de