Machol Shalem Dance House / Shlomi Bitton (Israel) and Stadttheater Freiburg / Graham Smith (Germany)
In a combination of dance and storytelling, choreographers Graham Smith (Freiburg) and Shlomi Bitton (Jerusalem) bring together two post-war generations in the 50-plus age group from Freiburg and Jerusalem who share - and are divided by - one thing: their stories. On the stage of “Schlachten” - the Shakespearian royal dramas about battles for power and territories - they question the relationship between national identity and personal biography, research commonalities and differences, and search for a movement that makes an encounter possible.
Choreography: Shlomi Bitton & Graham Smith | Choreographic assistance: Maria Pires | Dramaturgy: Inga Wagner | Directing assistance: Andrea Gern | Costumes: Josefine Adrion | Production Management: Janne Callsen, Katherina Vasiliadis | Performers: School of Life and Dance (Freiburg) & Ensemble Gold (Jerusalem) | Coproduced by the International Coproduction Fund of the Goethe-Institut | Supported by Mifal Hapais (Israel)
This project is part of round 1 of the International Coproduction Fund, year 2016.