Production Details / Press Releases
Isaac and Ahmed – two names which might lead to misunderstandings or even conjure up notions of conflict. Isaac Spencer and Ahmend Soura, two dancers with different world views and experiences, both shaped by differing religions, skin color and educational backgrounds encounter one another. This seemingly perfect contrasting duo is thrown into a choreographic show down. For their attempt at rapprochement they have their bodies, voices, own truths and colorful assertions at hand.
Cast & Credits
CHOREOGRAPHY CONCEPT: Anna Melnikova
MIT: Ahmed Soura, Isaac Spencer
GUITAR: Marcus Thomas
BEAT: Tom Dayan
STAGE, COSTUME: Charlotte Pistorius
COLLABORATION CONCEPT: Anna Volkland
LIGHT: Annegret Schalke
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Xenia Leydel
ASSISTANCE: Ellinor Chuchana Bruhn
A production by Anna Melnikova in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten. With friendly support by Stiftung Zurückgeben, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S, Käthe-Dorsch-und-Agnes-Straub-Stiftung.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):