- Tuesday Jan 26 / 19:30, Archa Theatre
Superamas’ new bittersweet comedy performance THEATRE brings together several seemingly unrelated subjects – the use of perspective by Renaissance painters meets 3D computer technology of the 21st century, and 15th-century Ottoman sultans encounter western political leaders of the present day.
By turning perspective upside-down, THEATRE presents a world of politics in which reality is mixed with the virtual world and real figures meet fictional characters. The performance’s goal is to separate politics from the impression that it creates… or to bring them even further together. In any case, the viewer is given a glimpse into all these mysteries – the toolbox is opened directly before our eyes.
The most important word in this performance is perspective; Superamas like to play with famous political icons – in this case, Muammar Gaddafi, Nicholas Sarkozy, and Ariel Sharon. The project’s authentic and fictional stories, set in an imaginary world and combining reality with virtual reality, are a return to and comedic reflection of the “Arab vs. Western” view of the world.
Superamas are a Franco-Austrian multidisciplinary performance collective whose works mix elements of wild rock concerts with novel theatre shows. Since being founded in 1999, the ensemble has travelled throughout the world with its original artistic projects combining film, choreography, theatre and soap opera.
In English with Czech subtitles
Duration: 60 min
Produced by: Superamas
Written and Directed by: Superamas
Performed by Lucie Eidenbenz, Karen Lambæk, Lieve De Pourcq, Faris Endris Rahoma, Bahar Temiz and Superamas
Set design, sound and video: Superamas
Light design: Henri-Emmanuel Doublier
Motion capture concept and program: Pierre Gufflet
3D images design: Superamas in collaboration with TechnocITé Mons/Belgium, CCCP/France and Howest Kortrijk/Belgium, Kevin Marien
Real-time 3D engine: Pierre Gufflet, Superamas and CCCP/France
Computered 3D animation: CCCP/France, Howest Kortrijk/Belgium, Kevin Marien and Superamas
Programming consultant: Yves Gufflet
Costumes: Sofie Durnez
Voices: Susan Bentley, Dr. Siham Bouhlal, Bianca Brooke Martin, Diederik Peeters, Nabil Rahoma, Prof. Jeffery Ruda, Justin Wadlow
Stage Manager: Martin Schwab
Thanks to: Sandra Noeth, Bianca Brooke Martin, Ass. Prof. Olga Hazan, Luc Moreau, Diederik Peeters
Co-produced by: Art Center Vooruit/Belgium, Maribor European Cultural Capital 2012/Slovenia, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (in the context of Frankfurter Positionen 2013 – an initiative of BHF-BANK-Stiftung)/Germany, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens – Centre de création et de production/France, Szene Salzburg/Austria, Tanzquartier Wien/Austria, Stereolux, Nantes/France, CECN Manège Mons/Belgium, Impulstanz, Vienna/Austria, EN-KNAP, Ljubljana/Slovenia
In collaboration with: Buda Art Center, Kortrijk/Belgium, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris/France, TechnocITé Mons/Belgium, Howest Kortrijk/Belgium, mokum/Belgium, l’Avant-Seine, Théâtre de Colombes/France, Agglomération Maubeuge-Val de Sambre, Gare Numérique de Jeumont/France, Internationales Figurentheaterfestival Erlangen/Germany
Supported by: The City of Vienna/Austria, Ministry of Education, Art and Culture/Austria, Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Ile-de-France, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/France, DICRéAM, Centre National du cinéma et de l’image animée/France, l’Institut Français, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes in the context of the “Théâtre export” program/France, apap – advanced perfoming arts project/EU, Austrian Cultural Forum in Brussels, Pôle Images Nord-Pas de Calais (avec le soutien du Conseil Régional Nord-Pas de Calais, de Lille Métropole Communauté Urbaine et du Centre Régional de Ressources Audiovisuelles Nord-Pas de Calais)/France, ONDA-office national de diffusion artistique.
This event is made possible by INTPA – INTERNATIONAL NET FOR DANCE AND PERFORMANCE AUSTRIA of Tanzquartier Wien with funds by BMUKK and BMeiA