Versatile figure has the divine,
And much – unexpectedly – bring state of gods.
And now what you want, was not Finished.
Unexpected created his way a god.
So this event also took place.

(Quote from “The Bacchae”, Euripides)


In Dynasty a present day superficial, trivial world is juxtaposed on the mystical world of Greek Antiquity. Dynasty uses themes and texts from Euripides drama “The Bacchae” but is set in an artificial landscape reminiscent of a theme park or a Hollywood film.

Our Dynasty is the royal and divine family of Pentheus, rulers of the city of Thebes. Dionysus, the youngest of the Greek Gods, enters Thebes in human form. His Roman Pseudonym is Bacchus, God of wine, revelry and mirth and his reputation is based on tales of the noise and clamour made by his entourage. Dionysus brings his orgiastic, chaotic cult into the antique world; against him stands only the last righteous King, Pentheus. The conflict and Pentheus fate will be unavoidably and tragically resolved.

The dancers and actors come from different parts of the world. This leads to an interesting dialogue between cultures and traditions.

A dance theater in which the word, movement, music and pictures give an inseparable unit.

Casts and Credits:

Coproduction with Dampfzentrale Bern

Idea, concept, stage direction, scenography, costumes: Sławek Bendrat und Dominik Krawiecki
Choreography: Sławek Bendrat
Dramaturgy: Dominik Krawiecki

Play and dance: Sławek Bendrat, Dominik Krawiecki, Miryam Garcia Mariblanca, Valentin Markus Oppermann, Tomek Pomersbach, Ahmed Soura, Marek Wieczorek

Technic and musical design: Jonas Weber
Lightdesign and video: Andac Karabeyoglu
Photos: Monika Chmielarz
Dressmaker: Anna Utko

Production Manager: Angelika Rohrer

This production is sponsored by:
Kultur Stadt Bern, Swisslos Kultur Kanton Bern, Migros-Kulturprozent, Burgergemeinde Bern, Dampfzentrale Bern

Special thanks to:

Dampfzentrale Bern

New Dance Academy Bern

Christina Liechti, Christa Bader, Bruno Wenger, Katharina Rubitschon

Dynastie // trailer