2016 May 28 | 21.30
2016 May 29 | 20.00
In Deutsch und Englisch
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.
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 travelers 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.
concept, performance Andreas Liebmann, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt stage, costume Manuel Gerst Music Matthias Meppelink strings and bear Verena Sepp technical direction Sebastian König Dramaturgy Tanja Diers Production Annett Hardegen choreographic advice Tiaheswery Thiaharaja ASSISTANCE COSTUMES Lena Buchwald singing coaching Johanna Peine
In Koproduction with Sort/Hvid Kopenhagen, Vierte Welt Berlin, Skogen Göteborg, Rote Fabrik Zürich and Nordwind Festival. Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Regierenden Bürgermeister - Senatskanzlei Kulturelle Angelegenheiten Berlin.
Photo © Florian Krauss