Aerial Dancers are lively geckos that explore their biotope on vertical surfaces. They team up with a climate activist and spiritual forces, meet the figure of Mama Amazonia, as the embodiment of the threatened Amazon, and fight for their habitat.
They are hybrids of the believes of soulful nature and very recent political initiatives that want to award trees, rivers and landscapes with the status of a legal persons.
Everything is connected to everything else. Climate change and species extinction are a consequence of our way of life. Limiting ourselves is one solution. But above all, it is about a new relationship to what we like to call 'resources': The earth, the plants, the animals, the cultures.
GLOBAL AMAZONIA is an associative simultaneous theater that combines the levels of breathtaking aerial performance, vertical theater, with audience- oriented actions on the ground, large-scale, sensual video projections and an intense musical soundtrack.
The production is inspired by the sustainable interaction of indigenous communities with nature, and at the same time takes a global perspective. It takes a closer look to the relationship between humans, the animal and plant world and the landscape forms of the earth.
GLOBAL AMAZONIA combines ancient wisdom with current philosophies to create a spectacular event for the eye, ear, heart and brain and brings the topic of climate change to a broad audience in a low-threshold way.
The premiere was on September 16th 2021 at 8pm at Kleist Forum Frankfurt/Oder
free Entrance, outdoor
Artistic Director Ursula Maria Berzborn Dramaturgy Tom Mustroph Projections/(Visual-) Dramaturgy Hanna Zimmermann Costume Design & Masc Production Kathrin Hegedüsch Music/Music Dramaturgy/Audio Editing Milena Kipfmüller & Klaus Jannek - souding situations Choreography Ursula Maria Berzborn, Alejandro Lariguet, Jefferson Preto & Ensemble Performance Ana Carbia, Clara Gracia, Abel Navarro, Anna Vilhelmiina Peltola, Jefferson Preto, Sergio Serrano, Birgit Wieger Aerial Dance Training Alejandro Lariguet Rigging Technology & set up Emanuel Gillain, Winfried Jungnitz Directing assistant Catia de Almeida Santos Production management Birgit Wieger Production Assistance Anna Vilhelmiina Peltola, Catia de Almeida Santos Public Relations Anna Vilhelmiina Peltola, Birgit Wieger Production of Costumes Marie Lindemann Video Technology & Support Rico Tscharnke Technical Support Sergio Serrano in cooperation with Kleist Forum Frankfurt/Oder supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR and schloss bröllin e.V. within the framework of the residency program with funds from the Ministry of Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs of the State of Mecklenburg -Vorpommern and the County of Vorpommern-Greifswald.
TRAILER: GLOBAL AMAZONIA - 2023 - Kultursommerfestival Berlin
TRAILER: GLOBAL AMAZONIA - 2022 - Frankfurt/Oder
VIDEO 23 minutes: GLOBAL AMAZONIA - 2022 - Frankfurt/Oder
GLOBAL AMAZONIA, Kultursommerfestival Berlin, 2023
PHOTOS: Ralf K.Lang
GLOBAL AMAZONIA, Ausklang auf dem Grünen Hügel - closing of Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen 2023
PHOTOS: Andreas Kermann
GLOBAL AMAZONIA, Premiere Kleist Forum 16th September 2022, Frankfurt/Oder
PHOTOS: Andreas Kermann, Ralf K.Lang
GLOBAL AMAZONIA, creation process 2022 - first impressions rehearsals
PHOTOS: Ursula Maria Berzborn, Maro Niemann
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