Alati/ Salt/ Salz reduces our perception of bitterness in foods. By reducing the bitterness perception, it actually increases our perception of not only the salt but the other flavors in the food that we can detect: sweet, sour, and umami (savory flavor).
This brings out four of our major five tastes while reducing one that is often undesirable.
Of course too much salt eventually overtakes all other flavors.
So, the amount of salt used is also important.
This short piece is performed by six people, of different nationalities, professional, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Who have not known each other prior to this venture.
Who have agreed to gather twice a week for one and a half month, to explore, research, and further comprehend notions of identity, integration, and disintegration. All of them live in Zurich, non of them comes originally from there-here.
Concept/Direction: Eleni Mylona
With and from performers of intercultural MAXIM theatre Zurich :
Acting: Susana Gutierrez
Song-lyrics and music: Ana Otero
Video Artist: Anna Fischer