“Paradise is an island. So is hell.” (Judith Schalansky, The Atlas of Remote Islands)
Inspired by several islands far away and close by, known and unknown, real and metaphorical, a crew of international artists invite the audience to join them on a journey to islands all over the world, from the middle of the deep blue sea to the four walls of our own homes.
Islands have always served as the focus of deeply contradictory imaginations fueling both utopian fantasies as well as colonial and imperial greed. The multimedia performance Islands takes the audiences to the fine line between them.
In Islands, a diverse ensemble of artists come together to share their biographies, marked by migration and exploration and thus full of island stories, with each other as well as the audience.
After the successful co-production of Stuck in Orbit (2019), Islands is the second cooperation of Post Theater with English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center.
July 1st, 2021
English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, Berlin
Funded by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin to celebrate 30 years of ETB | IPAC
Artistic Direction by Daniel Brunet and Max Schumacher
Directed by Daniel Brunet
Dramaturgy and Stage Design by Max Schumacher | Created and Performed by Daniel Brunet, Rafuska Marks, Valerie Renay, Alexander Schröder and Max Schumacher | Video Design and Media Art by Hiroko Tanahashi and Yoann Trellu | Sound Design and Composition by Sibin Vassilev | Costume and Prop Design by Marion Reddmann | Lighting Design and Technical Direction by Torsten Litschko | Photography by Stefania Migliorati
Video Documentation: Jonathan Florenz, Celia Staffa