CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE Andreas Liebmann, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt
STAGE, COSTUME Manuel Gerst MUSIC Matthias Meppelink LIGHTNING Annegret Schalke DRAMATURGY Tanja Diers PRODUCTION Annett Hardegen CHOREOGRAPHIC ADVICE Tiaheswery Thiaharaja SINGING COACH Johanna Peine
In Coproduction with Sort/Hvid Kopenhagen, Vierte Welt Berlin, Skogen Göteborg, Rote Fabrik Zürich and Nordwind Festival. Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Regierenden Bürgermeister - Senatskanzlei Kulturelle Angelegenheiten Berlin.
Text example 1
I want to be a coffee bean
Text example 2
He swims through a lake,
and he dreams of the twins
A Swiss-Danish family travels to Sicily. They visit a house in the Sicilian mountains called Mondo Nuevo. This is the provisional home of nine Nigerian men, who are recovering from a boat trip and waiting for further travel documents. The north-European guests and the inhabitants of Mondo Nuevo exchange songs for songs, stories for stories and establish temporary friendship. Time is killed with ping-pong, the blonde child plays with a flip flop.
Exodus is a performance concert by and with family Liebmann-Schmidt. Their tale of the new Europeans deals with concrete encounters, and stories and songs exchanged between travellers from North and South, yet composes these elements into a fiction that reaches far beyond documentary. Inspired by medieval tradition, the tale is sung on the melody of the Danish ballad Kongebørnene, and refers to a valley on the other side of the mountains – a place so far away that the audience has to trust what they are told.
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Can you counter refugee suffering with ballads? Yes, you can! (…) Rarely is the topic of refugees tackled in theatre so courageously and slightly nutty (…) A powerful evening. Eva Biringer on Nachtkritik