Choreography: Rita Vilhena, Mohamed Shafik and Thomas Proksch
Performers: Rita Vilhena, Mohamed Shafik and Thomas Proksch
Music: Mohamed Shafik and Thomas Prosksch
Partners: Rotterdam Dance Works, Studio Emad Eddin Foundation, Productiehuis Rotterdam (Rotterdamse Schouwburg).
Thanks to: Dans Ateliers and Scapino Ballet.
The choreographers/Performers Rita Vilhena, Mohamed Shafik and Thomas Proksch, have a common goal to make the dance/theater piece.
“We are not from outer space” is a piece about us being humans.
After a few meetings and a lot more discussions, Shafik, Vilhena and Proksch agreed that they are not interested to express what makes them to be European and Egyptian. Politics and Economics are just tools we use to manage who we are. They contaminated us with a lot of information that we got used to calling ‘ours’, but which does not belong to us and therefore does not represent us. What is common to us is the lost feelings and, disbelieve in the power systems.
Our point with this project is to make a performance that reminds the audience what is sensitive in us, us being humans.
We want to cross border, of language, geography and culture. We want to test the permeable frontier between the universe of things and deed and the universe of the imagination.