A dance performance about empathy and antipathy facing cultural differences.
We believe to know, who the others are. And, of course, who we are ourselves. But how do we actually know? And what classifies us and the others as parts of a certain group? And who belongs in these groups and who does not?
Expressing emotions, convictions and beliefs through the body, as well as creating scenes and stories with drawings and symbols used by different cultures, this production encourages youngsters to see beyond the surface and search for the missing link connecting all of us as human beings. Leaving beyond religion, flags, borders and languages aside to ask where do I find myself in the other?
In this piece the audience is challenged to reconsider their own opinion and judgements, to rethink their empathy and antipathy for "the others”. Stories about identity, about belonging to a certain group, about trust and alienation, altogether build this modern non-verbal play.
THE STRANGERS is an honest and courageous encounter of the human condition. An optimistic call for compassion and peaceful co-existence in an age of profound changes in societies all over the world.