Science of Signs II: Oráculo
a metalingual voyage by The progressive wave
Premiere: January 26th, 2018 in the frame of ID festival, Berlin.
In a fantastic temple made of wood and ropes, a quartet of priests and priestesses translate sacred scriptures into contemporary visual expressions. They create ritualistic patterns around the altar to reflect the hidden “I” – the ultimate nature of reality.
Making use of written and signed languages, live kinetic and cymatic experiments, and projections on water and knitted rope-objects, this performative hybrid is forming unusual dramaturgical modules to examine overlaps between ancient teachings.
Oráculo is the second chapter in The progressive wave’s performance trilogy Science of Signs. The work is exploring the relations between performance, physics, and philosophy in a thought-provoking theatric setting.
Concept, Direction, Choreography, Sound-Score Design: Gal Naor, Matan Zamir
Stage, Light, Video Design, Technical Direction: Marc Jungreithmeier
Performance: Jessica Comis, Louis Edler, Gal Naor, Ruby Wilson
Paper, Rope, Textile Design: Ori Efrat
Costume Design: Don Aretino
Props & Makeup: Hermes Pittakos
Outside Eye: Sigal Zouk
Light operator: Fabian Eichner
Soundscore Editing: Daphna Keenan
Sign-Language Consultant: Ace Mahbaz, Rita Mazza
Production Management: M.i.C.A – Movement in Contemporary Art
Director’s assistant: Dana Scherer
Production assistants: Sveta Azriel, Aleksander Ceresnjes, Iulia Postelnicu
Video trailer: Petros kolotouros
Photography: Ruthe Zuntz
Oráculo is a production of The progressive wave, with the support of ID Festival Berlin and in collaboration with Theater Thikwa. With the financial support of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Szloma Albam Foundation. With the kind support of Ballhaus Ost, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Polyphony, Theaterhaus Mitte and Heilehaus (Berlin).