Wishes that the mind might have already written off, conflicting emotions and premonitions, pain, fear and hope. Medhat Aldaabal and Davide Camplani, both dancers and choreographers, use all means of contemporary dance to depict the trying state of being "in-between": the process of adjusting to life in a new society. "Amal" is the Arabic word for hope, as well as being the name of the boy who climbs on the four dancers' shoulders - setting them in motion again and again with gentle severity. Accompanied by the percussionist Ali Hasan, each dancer finds different poetic images for the space between past and future.
February 2016 marked the start of a weekly dance workshop for unaccompanied minors from Syria led by Syrian dancers and dancers of the Sasha Waltz & Guests company. It was part of the company's platform "ZUHÖREN - a third space for art and politics". The piece originated there: Drawing on the ideas of Medhat Aldaabal, together with Davide Camplani, five dancers developed "Amal". After the initial showings at Radialsystem, the production was continuously developed and was shown in June 2017 for the first time in all its full-length glory at Sophiensæle.
A production by Sasha Waltz & Guests. Made in Radialsystem. The performances of "Amal" at Radialsystem are funded by the fellowship-programme " Weltoffenes Berlin" (Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe) and "Artists at Risk" (Allianz Cultural Foundation). Sasha Waltz & Guests are funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Capital Cultural Fund.
- Konzept Medhat Aldaabal
- Leitung und Choreographie Medhat Aldaabal und Davide Camplani
- Licht Martin Hauk
- Kostüm Carina Kastler
- Tanz und Choreographie Medhat Aldaabal, Moufak Aldoabl, Firas Almassre, Fadi Waked und Nima Thiem
- Percussion Ali Hasan