Theatre and Dance Performance The Strangers

The Strangers © ricca*festa Okinawa

Mon, 08.07.2019 -
Tue, 09.07.2019

De La Salle College of Saint Benilde

The Strangers

"I look in the mirror and I see myself. My eyes, my nose, my mouth. Typical. That’s me! Reflecting what I know, what I want, what I am capable of. But also: typical German, typical Japanese, typical Nigerian, typical Chinese… Typical man, typical woman, typical, typical, typical!

We believe to know who the others are. And, of course, who we are ourselves. But how do we actually know? And what makes us members of a certain group?"


The Goethe-Institut Philippinen together with the Japan Foundation Manila invites everyone to a theatre and dance performance about empathy and antipathy facing cultural differences entitled "The Strangers", this July 8 and 9, at the Blackbox Theatre of the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde.

The Strangers 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, Taiwan and Malaysia in collaboration with the dramaturg Julia Hesse from Germany and the director Leandro Kees from Argentina/Germany. It is an honest and courageous look at the human condition. Overcoming cultural differences and prejudices and asking: Where do I find myself in you? An optimistic call for understanding and trust in an age of profound changes in society all over the world.
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  • The Strangers © ricca*festa Okinawa
  • The Strangers © ricca*festa Okinawa

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. Check out the schedule in Manila below:
The Strangers Manila Schedule

Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Strangers Poster
The Strangers Flyer
The Strangers Press Release