Extreme makeover – Culture clash II / Without blood

Extreme makeover – Culture clash II / Without blood

Albanian dance theatre company, Tirana (Albania)

Wednesday, 05. November 2014 // 19.30-21.15 Uhr
Thursday, 06. November 2014 // 22.00-23.45 Uhr
Schaubühne Lindenfels

    German premières

    Transit – between different cultures … The Albanian dance theatre company, founded by Gjergj Prevazi in 2000, remains the only contemporary dance ensemble in the entire country. Two dance performances present their serious and emotionally enthralling examination of cultural conflicts:

    The dance duet »Extreme makeover – Culture clash II« looks at a couple who met on Facebook and have fallen deeply in love with each other. Katharina is German, Labinot comes from Kosovo. However, they both have completely contradictory notions of life and gender roles …

    The piece »Without blood« for 5 dancers was inspired by the brilliant same named story »Senza sangue« by Alessandro Baricco (born in 1958 in Turin). A thirst for revenge is a dangerous instinct that has caused bloody wars since the beginning of human history, as it did in 1997 in Albania as well. The war may be over, but a primitive lust for revenge continues to claim new victims. The dance performance calls for forgiveness and tolerance.

    Gjergj Prevazi was born in 1964 in Durrës, the most important harbour city in Albania. He has created numerous choreographies for theatres in Tirana, Priština, Skopje and Istanbul as well as for his own company. Prevazi teaches dance and choreography in Tirana and has been Artistic director of the festival Albania dance meeting in Durrës since 2006.

    Ab 14 Jahre

    22,00 € (erm. 17,00 €)

    1. »Extreme makeover – Culture clash II«:
    Uraufführung: 19.11.2013, Festival Tetori Gjerman (Deutscher Oktober), Teatri Andon Zako Çajupi, Korça

    2. »Without blood«:
    Uraufführung: 06.04.2012, Teatri Alexander Moisiu, Durrës

    Kontakt www.dancealbfest.com

    Produktionen: Albanian dance theatre company

    Die Gastspiele in Leipzig erfolgen mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch Europäische Kommission – Generaldirektion Erweiterung, Brüssel, Goethe-Institut, München, und Deutsche Botschaft, Priština.

    Die Europäische Kommission ist als Teil des Informationsprogramms über die Erweiterung der Europäischen Union (EU) bei der euro-scene Leipzig vertreten.

    Im Anschluss an beide Vorstellungen findet ein Publikumsgespräch statt.
        Moderation: Dr. Martina Bako, Theaterwissenschaftlerin, Universität Leipzig

    Am 05. Nov. Shuttlebus: Abfahrt 21.45 Uhr zur Residenz

    Extreme makeover – Culture clash II
    (Extreme Veränderung – Kulturkonflikt II)


    In deutscher und albanischer Sprache mit deutscher Übertitelung

    Choreografie: Katharina Maschenka Horn, Gjergj Prevazi

    Tänzer: Katharina Maschenka Horn, Labinot Rexhepi


    Without blood (Ohne Blut)


    Konzept und Choreografie: Gjergj Prevazi

    Tänzer: Akreoma Saliu, Elona Zyberi, Elton Cefa, Fjorald Doci, Robert Nuha

    archive 2014

    24th Festival year