A theatre and dance performance about empathy and antipathy facing culture differences
The Goethe-Institut Thailand, together with the Japan Foundation and the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, will present the project “THE STRANGERS” in the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (Studio, 4th floor). There will be three shows in total, on July 4, 5 and 6, 2019 at 19:30 Hrs.
Four performers from four different Asian countries meet a South American director and a dramaturg from Europe - half the world gathers on one small stage. They seem to have nothing in common; they don’t share their tastes in food, they don’t speak the same language, and they grew up with different tales and lullabies. But what would happen if you didn’t know that? If everybody on stage looked the same and didn’t speak a word, how could you tell what was ‘typical’ about them? Typical human, maybe?
Stories about identity, about belonging to a certain group, about trust and alienation build this non-verbal, poetical play. Expressing emotions, convictions and beliefs through the body as well as creating scenes with drawings and symbols used in different cultures, this production encourages youngsters to look beyond the surface and search for the missing link connecting all of us as human beings. Beyond religions, borders and languages.
THE STRANGERS 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.