2021 – Andreas Liebmann / Boaz Barkan // TOTAL INTERNATIONAL (LOKAL) (Performance)

Photocredit: Andreas Bergmann Steen

THE SHOW : TOTAL INTERNATIONAL (LOKAL)

How can people come together in a common theatrical space of imagination, while being geographically far apart?

Total International (Lokal) is a performance that takes place simultaneously in two international venues. The performers are present in both localities via story telling, sound, image, and shared scores, mediated through various internet connections. The performance extends one locality into the other, one stage into another stage, creating a mutual theatrical space, at once physical and virtual. The artists participating from the different geographic location do not meet to create the work, but develop and rehearse the work in distance.

The piece looks for sustainable ways of international collaborations: No flight trips to the international partners. The artist try to make this seeming restriction artistically productive: Do we really have to fly around and extend our planetary presence by increasing our CO2-footprint? What alternatives can be found? What artistic potential do they generate?

Duration : 70 min

INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY

By pitching the piece at Copenhagen Stage, the two artists look for venues who would like to invite local artists from within their context into a fruitful distance-specific collaboration with Barkan/Liebmann – with the aim of performing a version of Total International (Lokal), or Liebmann/Barkan will travel to the venue by train and then connect to another performance in the world which by that way can be made present at the venue without travelling there, bringing distance and imagining together.

PITCHING AT CPH STAGE INTERNATIONAL DAYS

  • Pitching in-person at Betty Nansen/Edison scenen: 3. June 11.30am – 01.00pm CET

LANGUAGE

English

AGE TARGET

+6

WEBSITE

www.andreasliebmann.net

https://boazbarkan.com/

CONTACT PERSON

Amanda Lützhoft, amandamoellerl@hotmail.com, +45 27217745

CREDITS

Performance: Boaz Barkan, Andreas Liebmann, Kilian Haselbeck, Meret Schlegel

Light /music / technics (Copenhagen): David Nicolas Abad

Technics (Zurich): Claudio Bagno

Artistic support and final direction Zurich: Beatrice Fleischlin

Artistic support: Nicole Schöpfer

Costume consultancy: Line Frank

Graphic designer: Jakob Rønlov

Video documentation: Ali Asperheim, Sofia Stål

Fotography documentation: Andreas Bergmann Steen

Production management: Amanda Møller Lützhøft

Thanks to: Christian Andersen, Anika Kristensen Barkan, Den Danske Scenekunstskole og Frank Beck, Miriam Frandsen, FÅR302, Daniel Norbæk, Rodrigo Santiago, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt, Teaterøen, Statens Kunstfond, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden, Stadt Zürich, Kanton Zürich, Ernst Göhner Stiftung.

VIDEO:

Trailer Video: Andreas Liebmann, Ali Asperheim

Interview: Søren Meisner

Filmed and Edited by: Søren Meisner

Sound: Søren Knud Christensen

Producer: Karen Toftegaard

Production manager: Ditte Drehn

Producer’s assistant: Lucie Auréjac

Pitch curated and produced by CPH STAGE.

Pitch is prepared and presented in collaboration with The Development Platform for Performing Arts and Supported by The Danish Arts Foundation