Jungle is Pink Mama theatre’s twelfth dance theatre production exploring the themes of individual and mass relation and identity through research into colonialism.
Combining dance, theatre and storytelling, Jungle is the surreal yet sensual story of four characters striving for survival and seeking refuge in a re-imagined post-colonial world. A world threatened by a new leader and a world in which your actions affect and infect everyone and everything surrounding you.
Jungle follows the journey of four figures, Billy; a traumatised American soldier, Carmen; a Venezuelan trans-woman, Teresa; a lost missionary and Vicky; a British feminist. The ambiguities of each figure could represent an entire nation or an individual being. Together and alone the four threaten, destruct, suffer and surrender to the notion of being in control or controlled.
With the experimentation of world music and contemporary electronic scores, the characters are driven to dance to their death and make sense of their unique place in this post-colonialism infested world.
CAST and CREDITS
Idea, concept, stage direction, scenography, costumes: Sławek Bendrat und Dominik Krawiecki
Choreography: Sławek Bendrat
Dramaturgy: Dominik Krawiecki
Music: Valentin Markus Oppermann
Cast: Charlotte Mclean, Valentin Markus Oppermann, Izabela Orzelowska, Tomek Pomersbach
Special appearance: Marek Wieczorek
Video: Patrycja Płanik
Production Manager: Angelika Rohrer
Premiere: 14.12.2017, Tojo Theatre, Reitschule Bern
This production is sponsored by:
Kultur Stadt Bern, Swisslos Kultur Kanton Bern, Gesundheits- und Fürsorgedirektion des Kantons Bern Abteilung Integration, Migros Kulturprozent, Burgergemeinde Bern