In everyday life, a classroom is usually a practical, functionally arranged place. All the things, bags, desks, pens, books are used “zick-zack”: quickly and with a precise goal.
How about pausing for a moment and taking a look at the things in the room?
It might be the chance to see things under a different light, noticing what happens in the classroom when the kids are out of school. To do this, we first have to stop, distance ourselves, sit on the edge of the room and look from a different perspective. Just in that moment we might be able to notice the traces of the campfire that the chairs organized last night… Other World is an invitation to immerse yourself in a classroom as you would look into an aquarium.
Other World wants to provide an aesthetic experience that can shift the perception children have of their daily space. A school is a highly codified environment, where everybody knows what to expect and how to behave, in each “possible” situation. The way children perceive their surroundings and themselves in it, influences how they develop their personality.
The goal of this project is to create an immersive performance that challenges the environment of a class room, by transforming it into an extraordinary space.
By: Alfredo Zinola with: Anne-Hélène Kotoujansky and Alfredo Zinola, Music: Antonio d. Luca, Light: Marek Lamprecht, Creative producer: Micaela Kühn Jara, Photo: Dorothea Tuch, Thanks to: Abigail Conway, Andrea Richter, Heidrun Brandt and the 1.C of the Grundschule am Mariahilfplatz in München, Selina Poetters and the Eisbärenklasse of the Christophorus Grundschule in Düsseldorf, Sandra Bergesio, Simonetta Bogliotti and the I.C.C. Cavallermaggiore. A production of Alfredo Zinola with tanzhaus nrw and Stamsund Teaterfestival Norway, Supported by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste and Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München.