Dafa Puppet Theatre/Jordanien/Smooth Life

 

Die Veranstaltung ist jeweils nur für 8 Zuschauer zugelassen.

Abed erzählt uns von der Flucht seines Vaters und seiner Mutter aus Israel (Palästina) nach Jordanien, über das Leben dort, seine Auswanderung von dort. Mit gefühlvoller Musik und der Kraft der Puppen kommt man sehr nahe an etwas, was sehr fern scheint.

[[ All dies wird von Videoprojektionen begleitet und Fotografien, Karten und besonders rohen, "recycelten" Materialien - Blechdosen, Draht, Papier, Holz, Reiskörner. Er spricht laut, flüstert, schlägt mit der Faust auf den Tisch, singt, tanzt. Schließlich serviert er uns während der Show zubereiteten Tee und gekochten Reis mit Sauce und Fleisch. Alles ist wie im richtigen Leben.

 

Cast:

Stage Design: Réka Deák | Dramaturge: Marek Turošík | Performed and directed by: Husam Abed | Pedagogue: Jiří Havelka, Robert Smolík, Marek Bečka | Production @ DAMU – Czech Republic

 

Reviews:

"I think it is kind of theatre occasion which is based on this kind of meeting at the table. From some point of view, it is eating ritual. Its intimacy was done not only by the space, but also according to the story. One´s personal experience with his culture, traditions different from western world, but the way of thinking is many times the same. I think it is kind of Lehrstücke - kind of his personal and artistic statement and lesson - one finds his/her own home after leaving it. At least this is kind of lesson for me". MgA. Eva Kyselova – pedagogue at DAMU - Prague

 

"Funny and altogether sad story a little bit about a family coming from different culture. A story that touches the audience". MgA. Katerina Lešková-Dolenská - Senior Editor at LOUTKAR "Puppeteer" magazine "Smooth Life is an interesting personal peep into somebody's life – life so different from our European experience, yet full of love, hope and expectations. Husam creates an atmosphere for all senses; therefore his solo is so impressive you want to participate even more". MgA. Marta Ljubkova – pedagogue at DAMU - Prague

 

"From the personal autobiographic story to the strong theatre statement by using traditional homemade storytelling visual elements as well as original puppet theatre elements and that all packed into family gettogether with food and drink". MgA. Brano Mazuch – pedagogue at DAMU – Prague