A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Premiere: March 16th, 2018 at Ballhaus Ost, Berlin.
When language loses its meaning, bodies collide. A dream becomes a reality, and reality becomes a dream. In a night full of desires and love, the innermost secrets rage outwards.
In this unique production, Possible World ensemble explores together with The progressive wave, the potential of language as an action in space. Emerging from the written text of William Shakespeare and its translation to German Sign Language, into the expansion of a dreamy queer version of the play. Making use of Bharatanatyam choreography and body language, the piece is mixing Sign Language with a robust physical approach.
The cast consists of ten Deaf and hearing performers. This international ensemble challenges the traditional Western boundaries of language and literature.
The piece is accessible to both hearing and Deaf audiences.
Direction: Michaela Caspar
Choreography: The progressive wave / Gal Naor & Matan Zamir
Creative Performers: Anka Böttcher, Brian Duffy, Emilia von Heiseler, Eyk Kauly, Athina Lange, Peter Marty, Gal Naor, Okan Seese, Anne Zander, Wille F. Zante
Translation to German Sign-Language: Eyk Kauly, Wille F. Zante, Corinna Brenner
Bharatanatyam Choreography: Rajyashree Ramesh
Scenography: Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag
Costumes: Gabriele Wischmann
Visual Vernacular: Brian Duffy
Video: Jens Kupsch
Light Design: Fabian Eichner
Director Assistant: Max Neu
Production Manager: Daniel Schrader
A production of Possible World e. V. in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost, Berlin. Funded by Aktion Mensch, Vinci Foundation and the Herbert-Grünewald-Foundation.