Dancing the War: Die Geschichte des Soldaten Elik

photo: Pablo Derka

I think nearly nobody from the younger generation of Western Europeans has a concrete idea of what war is all about. It’s quite a different case in Israel where war is a constant threat and alone the three years of compulsory military service have an influence of the young generation’s mindset.

In the fresh new theatre piece of my good friend Santiago Blaum that will premiere this Friday at the Sophiensaele the story revolves around Elik Niv who is an Israeli elite soldier who left his homeland to establish a career as a contemporary dancer in Germany. On the stage he encounters the devil, like in Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, and must enter into negotiations with him: reality and fiction, a biography and historical facts melt into one. Like an ego-shooter Elik takes us through video simulations, personal war experiences and beyond borders. Tatiana Saphir, star of our fashion parody Tati the Fruti Salad, is contributing to the piece in the role of a fabulous actress. The dates and more information after the jump.

Die Geschichte des Soldaten Elik

Premiere Friday January 31, 2014, 20h
More perfomances February 1-2 and March 29-30, 2014


Sophienstraße 18

10178 Berlin Mitte

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<a href="https://www.iheartberlin.de/author/cr/" target="_self">Claudio</a>