Once upon a time, all the people of the world were one. One Nation. One People.
With One Language and One God.
One day the leaders of the people decided to build a magnificent tower. A tower was so high and beautiful that they could reach God in the skies. But God saw what they were building and decided that it was not good. The people of the world should not think that they were like God.
So God divided them.
He gave them different languages so that they could no longer understand each other. He made them afraid of each other so they started wars against each other. And so the people of the world abandoned the big common project of Babel and built nations for themselves. They were confused and afraid. And in the far future, the people of the Planet Earth destroyed even their own Planet.
The world after the climate catastrophe. Only a few small tribes of people remain, scattered around the world. Each tribe has its own language and customs. They live like animals, foraging for food and trying to survive in a world destroyed by the apocalypse. What will happen if these tribes meet?
This is a story of the past, the present, and the future.
What may come and what may happen?
Will the human race once more be able to gather around a common project? Or are we forever doomed to live and fight amongst each other?
The Game of Tower of Babel will begin.
Come. Join us.
In ”Tower of Babel. Planet Earth/ Game Over/ Reset” the audience is let into the world after the climate catastrophe. ”Tower of Babel” is an immersive and interactive adventure for youth!
This performance, co-created by four European theatres from Norway, Iceland, Hungary, and the National Kaunas Drama Theatre, tells a fantasy story of creating a new world and a new tribe of people after a global disaster.
Participants of the project: Káva Kulturális Műhely (Hungary), Kompani 13 (Norway), Bird & Bat (Iceland), and the National Kaunas Drama Theatre (Lithuania). An international team of actors: Jorunn Lullau (K:13, Norway); Steinar Thorsen (K:13, Norway); Snædis Lilja Ingadóttir (Bird & Bat, Iceland); Sigurður Arent (Bird & Bat, Iceland); Anna Boznanszky (Káva Kulturális Műhely, Hungary); András Kazári (Káva Kulturális Műhely, Hungary); Saulė Sakalauskaitė (NKDT, Lithuania); Ugnė Žirgulė (NKDT, Lithuania); Andrius Alešiūnas (NKDT, Lithuania), Kamilė Lebedytė (NKDT, Lithuania), Artūras Sužiedelis (NKDT, Lithuania), Inga Mikutavičiūtė (NKDT, Lithuania), Marius Karolis Gotbergas (NKDT, Lithuania), Greta Šepliakovaitė (NKDT, Lithuania), Arnas Ašmonas (NKDT, Lithuania).
The performance is a part of the international project “Participate in your Life”.
The performance is a part of the Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022 programme.
Arts Council Norway, Bergen Municipality, Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Kaunas 2022, FFUK (Fond for utøvende kunstnere), Fritt
Ord, Nordic Culture Fund & EEA and Norway grants (Culture programme of the European economic area financial mechanism 2014–2021). The name of the project: The creation of interactive performance Tower of Babel, project code: LT04-1-KM-K01-039
Premiere – August 19, 20, 23, 26 2022 Parketine Hall. (Kęstučio g. 62)
Recommended age is 13-16 years.
Duration 1 hour 30 min.
Donatas Stankevičius photo
2022 Fortūna diploma for the director H. Brinchmann
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