Circumcision, or: The Wounded's Delight

Shadow puppet theater with Karagöz master Emin Şenyer and ensemble from Istanbul

The mischievous Karagöz ("black eye") is a mixture of Punch and "Simplicissimus," who encounters some dicey situations together with Hacivat, a reputable and educated citizen. The Sünnet shadow theater – in which Karagöz is circumcised as an adult in Prince costume – is part of the traditional circumcision ceremony. The tambourine, poems, word games and puzzles, folk stories and miniatures are all part of the shadow theater performance, drawing a satirical society portrait of the Ottoman Empire.

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Where

Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Emin Şenyer is one of the few remaining active masters of Karagöz shadow theater, which UNESCO included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009.

Supported by the Yunus Emre Institute.

One of the accompanying events for the Snip it! Stances on Ritual Circumcision exhibition.

Where

Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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  • When

    8 February 2015, 5 pm

  • Where
    Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Events Accompanying the Exhibition (4) Snip It! Stances on Ritual Circumcision Show all

Snip It! Stances on Ritual Circumcision

Cultural events and discussions related to circumcision

Snip it?!

4 December 2014, 7 pm
Presentation of a study on the circumcision debate followed by a discussion as part of the Judeo-Islamic Forum (Video Recording)

Christmas + 8: "Feast of the Circumcision"

8 January 2015, 7.30 pm
Choir concert and slide presentation

Circumcision, or: The Wounded's Delight

8 February 2015, 5 pm
Shadow puppet theater with Karagöz master Emin Şenyer and ensemble from Istanbul. Turkish with German voice-over.

Possessed Bodies

26 Februayr 2015, 7 pm
Secular Body Politics and the German Circumcision Debate (Academy Program)