Exodus

Location Sort/Hvid, Staldgade 38, 1699 Copenhagen V
01.06.2016 - 04.06.2016
Wednesday - Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 5 pm
Language UK
Duration 75 min.


Performed as a part of CPH STAGE 2016.

Exodus is one of many theater works from these years about migration crisis, but it is rarely seen funny. Weekendavisen
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Concept and performance ANDREAS LIEBMANN and CECILIE ULLERUP SCHMIDT Scenography and costumes MANUEL GERST Music MATTHIAS MEPPELINK Lighting Design ANNEGRET SCHALKE Dramaturgy TANJA DIERS Production ANNETT HARDEGEN Choreographic consultant TIAHESWERY THIAHARAJA Song Coach JOHANNA PEINE

Co-production between VIERTE WELT (BERLIN), SKOGEN (GÖTEBORG), ROTE FABRIK (ZÜRICH), NORDWIND FESTIVAL and SORT/HVID Support from HAUPTSTDTKULTURFONDS and REGIERENDEN BÜRGERMEISTER – SENATSZKANZLEI KULTURELLE ANGELEGENHEITEN BERLIN, STADT AND KANTON ZÜRICH and THE DANISH ARTS FOUNDATION

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 travellers 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.

EXODUS opened 1st of December 2015 at Sophiensæle in Berlin as a part of the Nordwind Festival.