MUSIC FOR UNSTAGEABLE THEATER – SOUNDTRACK FOR A THEATER PIECE THAT CAN’T BE WRITTEN

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Photo: Melina Pafundi

Collaborative partners
nextlearning e.V. / Alexander James Paulick Thiel, Berlin, Germany, in cooperation with Hewar for Independent Theater and Performing Arts / Adel Abdel Wahab Alexandria, Egypt

Project Description
The artists behind the German-Egyptian project MUSIC FOR UNSTAGEABLE THEATER developing a format that lies somewhere between an intimate chamber performance and a concert. The starting point of this collaborative project is the initiation of a virtual exchange between the musician Alexander Paulick in Berlin and the theater director Adel Abdel Wahab in Alexandria, who had previously never met face to face. Building on personal self-interrogation and discussions with Egyptian theater makers, they explore the notion of self-censorship, particularly in times of political unrest: What happens to vulnerable ideas? How are they distorted, encoded and transformed? Working with sound, silence, music, voice, text, image projection and a single actor on stage, the artists create a performance of the soundtrack for a theater piece that remains unwritten.

Dates
20 October 2016 | premiere at silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin
18 and 19 October 2016 | presentation at Goethe-Institut Kairo, Egypt
15 May 2017 | guest performance in the frame of the Theatertreffen 2017, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin

More information
Hewar for Independent Theater and Performing Arts
nextlearning e.V.
silent green Kulturquartier
Goethe-Institut Kairo