Undying in Yidderland
- 24.03.2023, 4.00 pmChoose your ticket price: € 7 / € 11 / € 20 / € 35
- 25.03.2023, 4.00 pm / artist talk afterwardsChoose your ticket price: € 7 / € 11 / € 20 / € 35
- 26.03.2023, 4.00 pmChoose your ticket price: € 7 / € 11 / € 20 / € 35
“Are we the echo whose voice centuries could not stifle?” – Edmond Jabés
We are the inhabitants of Yidderland, actors in communication with ancestors in the present-past-future. We channel a model of Jewishness – one that understands Judaism as a diasporic tradition of ever-changing practices that emerge out of intra-cultural relationships. Our performance borrows its structure from a Jewish funeral procession: a moving and sounding body that pauses 7 times for contemplation. But instead of reciting the prayer per tradition, each pause is a ritual act spoken in Yidderish; a language built through the dissection and embodiment of Yiddish without learning the language. Are we holding a funeral for Yiddish? We don’t think so. We are voicing the echo of diaspora. “Undying in Yidderland” uses the invisible inheritances of gesture, emotion, and instinct to move towards a reimagined future.
Duration: 80 min.
Language: English/Yidderish (Yiddish-Gibberish)
Start: Mousonturm foyer
Cast & Credits
Created in collaboration with: Eli Berman, Raha Dehghani Vinicheh, Jerry “Aer” Lieblich, Anna Lublina, lim mui, Laura Stellacci, Gry Tingskog
Conception: Anna Lublina
Performance and Creation: Eli Berman, Raha Dehghani Vinicheh, Jerry “Aer” Lieblich, Anna Lublina, lim mui, Laura Stellacci, Gry Tingskog
Music Composition: Eli Berman
Dramaturgy: Jerry “Aer” Lieblich & lim mui
Text: Jerry “Aer” Lieblich with help from Anna Lublina & lim mui
Banner Creation and Design/Costumes: Anna Lublina, Laura Stellacci, Gry Tingskog
Drawings: Gry Tingskog & Laura Stellacci
Development in Rehearsals: Alex Piscante-Szymański
Funder and (co)producers: Dis-Tanzen (Neustart Kultur), Fonds Darstellende Künste Rechercheförderung, Kulturamt Frankfurt Am Main, Hessische Theater Akademie and Kulturamt Giessen
Anna Lublina (they/she) is an interdisciplinary performance maker and educator based between Frankfurt and New York City. As the child of Soviet Jewish immigration, they are drawn to diaspora as a creative format and as an anti-nationalist political orientation. They reject disciplinary borders to instead explore the mutability of structure, linking social practice, object theater, dance, music, and text to create installations and performances that imagine more caring, equitable futures.