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Recording: 2018-01-26 , ID Festival | Ballhaus Ost (Video © Walter Bickmann)

the progressive wave

Science of Signs II: Oráculo

ID Festival | Ballhaus Ost

Production Details / Press Releases

»I am the reality of the world. The center of the circumference. / I am the part and the whole. I am the will established between Heaven and Earth. / My hands and feet are everywhere. I have heads and mouths everywhere. / I am nearer to you than yourself. Than your soul, than your breath. / I am knowledge, the knower, and the known. / I see all, I hear all. I am in all, and I am. / I have created perception in you only in order to be the object of My perception.«

Translating sacred scriptures into contemporary stage directions, the progressive wave are forming unique dramaturgical and aesthetic modules to examine overlaps between ancient teachings.
Making use of written and signed languages, Oráculo is a journey into the mysterious, traveling between the now, the ancient and the futuristic.
After presenting Lights & Vessels at ID festival 2016, Oráculo is the second chapter in the progressive wave’s performance trilogy Science of Signs – a theatric triptych exploring the relations between science, performance and philosophy.

the progressive wave is a collaborative project founded by Gal Naor and Matan Zamir in 2014. Their first production bodieSLANGuage was based on a collaboration with the Berlin-based choreographer duo matanicola. Their artistic aim is to translate complex spiritual ideas into an innovative audiovisual performative language and to encourage the integration of mixed-abled artists.


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Cast & Credits

Creating performers: Jessica Comis, Louis Edler, Iyar Elezra, Gal Naor
Concept, direction, choreography, sound score design: Gal Naor, Matan Zamir
Stage, light, video design, technical direction: Marc Jungreithmeier
Paper, rope, textile design: Ori Efrat
Costume design: Don Arentino
Sound-score editing: Daphna Keenan
Outside eye: Sigal Zouk
Makeup, props assistant: Hermes Pittakos
Sign-language consultants: Ace Mahbaz, Rita Mazza
Direction assistant: Dana Scherer
Production assistants: Lulia Postelnicu, Aleksander Ceresnjes, Sveta Azriel
Production management: M.i.C.A – Movement in Contemporary Art

A production of the progressive wave in co-production with ID Festival Berlin.
Funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by the Szloma Albam Foundation.
In collaboration with Theater Thikwa and with kind support of Ballhaus Ost, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Polyphony, Theaterhaus Mitte and Heilehaus (Berlin).

Ballhaus Ost

Pappelallee 15
D-10437 Berlin

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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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