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Latvian Director concerned by the refugee problem, booed in Paris

This week on the Internet was posted the video of the incident that occurred at the Paris Opera Bastille, where the audience booed the Latvian Director Alvis Hermanis, who came to the bows after the premiere of his play «the Damnation of Faust».

The Director, who pointedly resigned from the Hamburg Thalia Theater due to the fact that does not approve of the position of German refugees met with applause and shouts of «Bravo», which were interspersed with insulting whistling, according to the newspaper Die Welt.

Hermanis had to put in the theater play «Russia. Dostoevsky», but he refused, saying, can’t put up with German enthusiasm for the flow of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa.

Director sharply criticized the intention of Germany to open their borders to refugees, accusing Berlin of irresponsibility and endangering the whole of Europe. He is convinced that among the migrants will be terrorists, because the bureaucratic system is not able to ofdifferential..
The theatre Manager Joachim Lux expressed regret at the move of the Latvian and noted that thus it was clear how deeply divided Europe, writes the website

In a note, States that in the beginning of the season the leadership of the Thalia Theater was intended to raise 100.000 euros for refugees and promised to return in a repertoire performance of «Be protected» on the play elfride Jelinek.

Later, the Hermanis issued a statement on the website Nachkritik, where he claimed that his words were taken out of context. He explained that, working in Paris, felt the full state of universal paranoia and the fact that the terrorists who slaughter in France, arrived from Hamburg, worsened his anxiety. Hermanis explained: being a father of seven children, he is not ready to work in a potentially dangerous city.

Recall that last year, Alvis Hermanis refused to work at the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow, abolished the Russian tour of the New Riga theatre and has made a scandalous statement on the mental health of Russian President Vladimir Putin, then the Russian foreign Ministry made it to the black list.

Latvian Director concerned by the refugee problem, booed in Paris 09.12.2015

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