LOVERS 1 - A Distillation of “Love” / By Schlomo Lieberman & Tomer Zirkilevich
PREMIERE June 2016. Expat Expo Festival, English Theatre, Berlin DE
Two male performers on an empty stage, blindfolded. Each one of them has a
different mission: one has to carry the other and the other has to be carried.
They repeat this procedure over and over as a ritual they cannot avoid until it
is exhausted. The connection between them shifts between a range of
aspects: romantic, sexual, aggressive, brotherly and existential.
A television set on the floor projects fragments from a day’s journey through
Surtitles are screened during the entire performance above the stage: quotes
from the couple´s conversations about love, relationships and theatre, timecodes and possible thoughts of the audience.
Each one of these elements: movement, text and video is independent and
has its own course. The viewers get the role to combine these sources
together and to discover how text, video and live performance connect to
become a story of love in disturbed times.
“Love is like a toy
If you play too much with it,
you’ll break it. But if you don’t play with this toy
why should you have it?” (Surtitle, at 5:43 min)
Performance Shlomo Lieberman & Tomer Zirkilevic
Music Özgür Erkök Moroder