07.12. – 09.12.2023
The FFT nourishes longstanding connections to artists in Düsseldorf, in Germany, and throughout the world. But how does a new work enter the repertoire? The west off and Freischwimmen programmes play an important part in this. west off lends support to new groups from North Rhine-Westphalia just starting out on the independent scene. The network provided by Freischwimmen works in a very similar way – on an international level, and it has been doing that for the past 20 years.more
A Society of ScreensPerformance Digital Culture Theatre & Performance
A person in a room full of touchscreens. He tries to connect with the world out there via the screens, to feel it, sense it, touch it and feel it. He navigates himself and goes in search of his voice in a world where screens control his life, tell him where to go and when he has reached his destination – and he enters a technological wonderland.
In his solo performance A Society of Screens, choreographer Ido Grinberg explores the relationship between the individual and society in a changing world. He examines the interaction between body and screen through the sense of touch and works with text, movement, sound and video in his performance to explore the mental, physical and social impact of screens on our lives.
Ido Grinberg is a dancer, actor, and choreographer living in North Rhine-Westphalia. He recently graduated with a master’s degree in Contemporary Performative Arts from the Academy for Music and Theatre at Gothenburg University, Sweden.
He concluded his bachelor studies in Acting and Theatre at Tel Aviv University as well as completing his dance studies at the “Maslool Contemporary Dance School”, also in Tel Aviv, under the artistic direction of Naomi Perlov and Offir Dagan.
He works with both dance companies as well as with theatres – among them Inbal Dance Theatre, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, the Kibbutz Theatre, and the Habima Theatre as well as in independent projects by choreographer Oryan Yohanan and visual artist Conny Karlsson Lundgren.
Concept, Direction, Choreography, and Performance: Ido Grinberg. Outside Eye, and Video Design Support: Maayan Reiter. Mentoring: Lothar Kittstein.
Production: Ido Grinberg; Coproduction: Theater im Ballsaal, Bonn
west off receives support from the Cultural Departments of the Cities of Bonn, Düsseldorf, and Cologne as well as from the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.