The Strangers

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Sat, 13.07.2019 -
Wed, 17.07.2019

Damansara Performing Arts Center (DPAC) Blackbox

Empire Damansara
Jalan PJU 8/8
Damansara Perdana
47820 PJ

The Strangers is a 45min international theatre and dance performance about empathy and antipathy facing cultural differences. Starting in summer 2018 this dance production is a German-Asian collaboration initiated by the Goethe-Institut Osaka and the ricca ricca*festa Okinawa. The cast consists of international dancers from Japan, Korea, Thailand and Malaysia while the dramaturg Julia Hesse is from Germany and the director Leandro Kees from Argentina/Germany.

This production addresses the questions of identity, belonging, trust and marginalization. The representation of feelings and beliefs in this performance aims at encouraging the audience to broaden their own horizons and to think about what we all have in common.

The performance has already been staged in Asia on several occasions – at ricca ricca*festa Okinawa, ASSITEJ Korea and Taiwan Dot Go Children’s Art Festival – in summer 2018 and will be on tour to South East Asia this year.
In Malaysia, the production will be performed at the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (13-14 July) and also at the George Town Festival (16-17 July). The director Leandro Kees will give dance workshops both in Kuala Lumpur and Georgetown.

The event is supported by the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur and the Goethe-Institut Malaysia.