2021 – Andreas Liebmann / Boaz Barkan // TOTAL INTERNATIONAL (LOKAL) (Performance)
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
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 on digital platform: 3. June 9.00am – 10.30am CET – see time in your timezone
- Pitching in-person at Betty Nansen/Edison scenen: 3. June 11.30am – 01.00pm CET
Amanda Lützhoft, firstname.lastname@example.org, +45 27217745
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.
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