The episodes that Shehrezad tells in the stories of one thousand and one nights is the story of a city that transforms over night into copper, including all it’s inhabitants. Mahmoud Aboudoma’s adaption of this episode was developed in scenic-associative rehearsals into a dream-dramaturgy. The Egyptian-Austrian collaboration is the result of an intercultural artistic dialogue, vivid proof of this encounter between Orient and Occident.
As a starting point for the work of the dancers the apocalyptic motive was developed in scenic-associative rehearsals into a dream dramaturgy: As a score the text becomes a lens that focuses the sound of the words into a kaleidoscope of images, bodies, gestures, sentiments and affect into a mental stage (...) The scenic happenings break into a variety of mental scenes, that constitute the subjective and cultural memory.
REACTIONS on «COPPERCITY 1001» in Jordan
"Coppercity 1001 talks in a extraordinary way about the theme of violence, an important piece for the arabic world.”
Prof. Akeel M. Yousif, Theaterdepartment College of Fine Arts, Baghdad
"An excellent work about poetry and violence, tenderness and rawness. We nee these kind of pieces in the arabic world.”
Jawad Al Assadi, director and writer, Babeltheater Beyrut
«Coppercity 1001» created 2007 in Alexandria/Egypt and Salzburg, reworked in 2008.
performers occidental version (2008): Tomaz Simatovic, Anna Maria Müller, Zoé Alibert, Barbara Motschiunik, Dante Murillo, Editta Braun
performers oriental version (2007): Khaled Raafat, Ahmad Abou Kharma, Sara Rashad, Tomaz Simatovic, Anna Maria Müller, Zoé Alibert, Barbara Motschiunik
idea, text. stage-set: Mahmoud Aboudoma
composition: Thierry Zaboitzeff
lightdesign: Peter Thalhamer
dramaturgie: Gerda Poschmann-Reichenau
choreoraphy, directing: Editta Braun
A co-production between Brucknerhaus Linz, Alternative Theater Group Alexandria, Bibliotheca Alexandrina and editta braun company.
Arts Center Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria/Ägypten, Brucknerhaus Linz, Szene Salzburg republic, World Performing Arts Festival Lahore/Pakistan, Amman International Theater Festival/Jordanien, tanz_house Festival Salzburg, Festival Österreich tanzt, St. Pölten, 24 heures de spéctacle de Kef, Tunesien, MomenTTum Festival Portoroz/Slowenien