Co-production with Theater MARALAM (Zurich/ Switzerland), Oriental Productions, Kairo/ D-CAF Festival; El Teatro Tunis; MM for cultural managment Kairo
Photo © MARALAM: Hadeer Moustafa, Meret Bodamer
A mystical place outside of time and space. A young woman searches for answers after a tragic loss. In an exchange with deceased female personalities, she questions the power of partiachat and the power of love - and experiences a strengthening connection beyond finitude.
The play begins by using augmented reality - a technology that adds digital elements to the real environment through special glasses. The production raises questions about the possibilities and limits of digital resurrection of the deceased. Will it really be possible to get in touch with deceased people, to find comfort, to understand death only as a stage?
An extended theatre experience in mixed reality.
PREMIERE in Zurich: Thu, Sept 21
Performances: Fri, Sept. 22 / Sat, Sept. 23 / Wed, Sept. 27 / Thu, Sept. 28 / Fri, Sept. 29 / Sat, Sept. 30, 2023,
each at 8 p.m. and on Sun, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m.
Venue: Rote Fabrik, Fabriktheater Zurich/ Switzerland
Further dates: The play will also make a guest appearance at the DCaf Festival in Cairo on October 12 and 13, 2023, and further performances are currently being planned in Alexandria and Al Minya.
There will also be performances in Göttingen and Hannover in 2024.
Information on advance sales will follow.
AR technology in CLASH
Augmented reality differs from VR in that AR adds additional objects/avatars to the real world. Reality is augmented. So, since the glasses are transparent, dizziness, nausea occur very rarely.
The artists and coders of the boat people project are responsible for the AR effects in the production: CLASH is the third production for which they are experimenting with AR glasses of the brand MAGIC LEAP. An app was programmed for the effects, the movements of the avatars were partly generated by motion capture technology, and the objects were designed to fit the piece.
The dramaturgy follows an "open world format" - each visitor can explore the space at their own pace, there is no predefined order. Some of the objects and avatars are interactive, i.e. they react to hand or eye movements. It is therefore recommended to keep moving your hands and head to fully experience the immersive experience.
Production: Theater Maralam, Zurich, in co-production with boat people projekt, Göttingen; Oriental Productions, Cairo/ D-CAF Festival Cairo; El Teatro Tunis; MM for cultural management, Cairo.
Text Premiere: Nora Amin, Cairo - Irina Kastrinidis, Zurich, Direction: Peter Braschler, Maralam Zurich, Dramaturgire, Cultural Consulting, Special Researches Arab World: Maysoon Mahfoudh, Cairo, Ahmed el Attar, Cairo (D-Caf), Cultural Consulting & Language: Taoufik Jebali, Tunis, Play: Meret Bodamer, Zurich, Hadeer Moustafa, Cairo, Composition / Production: Matthias Hillebrand phatm studio, Space: Stephan Schwendimann, Zurich, Costume: Sabina Hexspoor, Tatmotiv, Light & Techn. Direction: Michael Omlin, Zurich, Technique: Jan Gubser, Basel, Video, visual effects, social media use: Michel Weber, Zurich, Design / Realisation, Augmented Reality: Reimar de la Chevallerie, boat people projekt Göttingen, Coding: Martin Wisniowski, boat people projekt, Göttingen, 3-D object modeling: Amer Okdeh, Berlin, Technical Director, Egypt: Mohamed Sadek, Cairo, Graphics / Tagging: Matthias Hillebrand-Gonzalez, Lausanne, Arabic graphics: Hadi al Abudi, Zurich, Social Media, CH: Remo Hexspor, Social Media Egypt: Nahla Soliman, Videodoc: Roni Ulmann, Zurich, Production Management: Theater Maralam, Zurich, Media Relations / Soc. Media, Switzerland: Maralam & Rote Fabrik, Egypt: Oriental production, Cairo in cooperation with MM for cultural management, Tunisia: El Teatro, Tunis, Sourour Jebali, Yousra Ammouri, Germany: boat people projekt, Göttingen, Nina de la Chevallerie, co-production, IG Rote Fabrik, concept office, Zurich: Kyros Kikos; Dagmar Lorenz, boat people projekt, Göttingen: Nina de la Chevallerie, D-Caf Festival Cairo / Oriental productions, Cairo, Ahmed al Attar, El Teatro Tunis: Sourour Jebali, Taoufiq Jebali, MM for cultural management, Cairo: Maysoon Mahfouz
Kindly supported by
Konzeptbüro Rote Fabrik; Zurich; Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, boat people projekt, Göttingen; Fonds Darstellende Künste, Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur; Hanns-Lilje-Stiftung; Sparkasse Göttingen; Kulturstifung Göttingen; Goethe Institut Cairo; Austrian Cultural Forum Cairo; MM for cultural management, Cairo; Gönner:innen Theater Maralam; A&S Immobilien GmBH; Trans Sped AG, Zurich; Stadt Göttingen; EBR Projektentwicklung; goetel
Photo © MARALAM
28.09.2023 - 20:00 Uhr
29.09.2023 - 20:00 Uhr
30.09.2023 - 20:00 Uhr
12.10.2023 - 20:00 Uhr
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