Schön anders


von Ceren Oran

Age 6 and over / Year 1 and above

Group behavior shapes us. We protect and organize ourselves into different groups, leisure clubs, in communities of states and unions. But what happens if an individual recognizes their sense of self? What happens then?

Choreographer Ceren Oran, together with a multicultural team, translates the possible answers into dance and music. Five dancers and one musician perform their own experiences of otherness and belonging. They act out the constant tension between one’s sense of self and society in a playful, humorous and touching way. As they discover each others’ emotional values, tension begins to unfold. Schön Anders is inspiring and enjoyable for both adults and children aged 6 and above.

The rehearsal process took place in Munich and in a residence at Neot Samandar Kibbutz, the home of the Israeli dancer Roni Sagi. Besides the rehearsals, all participants also experienced how it is to live in a kibbutz, in a community. The artists observed individual relationships and group behaviour in everyday life and incorporated these observations into their rehearsals. In Munich, school classes and an adult test audience were part of the rehearsal process.

Artistic Direction, Choreography, Dance: Ceren Oran
Choreography, Dance: Roni Sagi, Maria Casares González, Jin Lee, Jovana Zelenović
Composition & Live Music: Benny Omerzell
Costume: Sigrid Wurzinger Light: Dennis Dieter Kopp
Dramaturgic Accompaniment: Moos van den Broek
Artistic Production Management: Rat & Tat Kulturbüro

Lenght: 40 Min