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Theatre

Ariel Efraim Ashbel and Friends

The Empire Strikes Back: Kingdom of the Synthetic

Tickets:

15 Euros (reduced price 8 Euros, [k] card 7.50 Euros)

Past dates

[k]-Premiere

Thursday

9/24/15

8:30 PM

k1

ca. 85 Min.

Friday

9/25/15

8:30 PM

k1

ca. 85 Min.

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The ‘enfant terrible’ of the Israeli performance scene is back! In 2014, Ariel Efraim Ashbel came to Kampnagel to present his hit piece, ALL WHITE PEOPLE LOOK THE SAME TO ME, in which he exposed the performance invention of the ‘others’, their colonial past and their legacy. In THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK he is now trying to reclaim the future. To do this, Ashbel sends his ensemble of dancers, performers, musicians, scientists, artefacts and robots to the future, to resume his visual research into race, identity and cultural rule : What new types of embodied subjectivity are possible when the concept of race has become obsolete? Which superhuman physicalities can develop beyond the body? In an exuberant, hybrid revue Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends conquer the tyranny of the subject, expose the violent legacy of ‘humanism’ and explain the identity politics of war.

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Director: Ariel Efraim Ashbel Research and Concept: Romm Lewkowicz By and With: Santiago Blaum, Jessica Gadani, Tamara Saphir, Tatiana Saphir, Jan-Sebastian Šuba Featuring: Hacklander/Hatam, Mat Hand Head of Visuals: Alona Rodeh Costume Design: Sandra Fink Musical Director: Yoni Silver Technical Coordinator: Yair Reshef Light Design: Andreas Harder Outside Eye: Stefanie Wenner Press & Production: björn & björn
A production by Ariel Efraim Ashbel and Friends, coproduction by HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), FFT Düsseldorf und Kampnagel. Supported by funds of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds