„The structure of the show and humour of each dancer made this performance much more than a simple, high-quality dance production. While it looks at the current daily life of young people in Asia with interesting perspectives, this production invites audiences to go back to the roots of human beings and gives a boost of positive energy“
Hisashi Shimoyama, Producer/Artistic Director of ricca ricca*festa, Okinawa/JAPAN
"After being touched by “THE STRANGERS,” I started questioning how many "familiar people" in our lives were treated as strangers."
Shu-ming Ju, Director of Taiwan Dot Go Children’s Art Festival, Kaohsiung/TAIWAN
The story behind this project is the perfect metaphor for this show: four dancers from four different Asian countries meet a South American director and a European dramaturg: 3 continents meet up on one small stage. They seem to have nothing in common; they don’t share their tastes in food, they don’t speak the same language, and they grew up with different tales about the world we live in. The ideas of both living and struggling with differences became the building blocks of this dance-theatre production.
THE STRANGERS is an honest and courageous attempt to look at our human condition behind superficial differences. Stories about identity, about belonging (or not) to a group, about trust and alienation, build this non-verbal, poetic play. Expressing ideas, feelings, convictions and beliefs through physicality, this production encourages youngsters to look beyond the surface and search for the missing link connecting all of us. Beyond religions, borders and languages, beyond looks and genders, beyond social classes and world views. This play is probably a good chance to laugh at the ridiculous cult of creating tribe-like cultural segregations, in an already globalized society.