EXODUS


EXODUS

CECILIE ULLERUP SCHMIDT / DENMARK & ANDREAS LIEBMANN / SWITZERLAND

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.
 

© Ullerup Schmidt / Liebmann

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.
 
PERFORMANCE
World Premiere
Englisch and German

Dates:
01/12, 8 PM (Berlin, Sophiensæle, WP)
02/12, 8 PM (Berlin, Sophiensæle)
04/12, 8 PM (Hamburg)
05/12, 8 PM (Hamburg)

Concept & performance Andreas Liebmann & Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt
Stage & Costume Manuel Gerst
Music Matthias Meppelink
Light Design Annegret Schalke
Dramaturgy Tanja Diers
Production Annett Hardegen
Choreograhical advising Tiaheswery Thiaharaja
Vocal coaching Johanna Peine

In Co-production with Sort/Hvid Kopenhagen, Vierte Welt Berlin, Skogen Göteborg, Rote Fabrik Zürich and NORDWIND Festival


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