Now the first series of performances of "Romeo and Juliet in Kampala" took place in Uganda. For this purpose Viola Hilbing and Simon Eifeler from Bridgeworks traveled from Germany to the Ugandan capital Kampala .
The Bridgeworks year 2020 with our Palestinian partner culture will revolve around the topic "fear" in the broadest sense. With the aspiration to find a complex, inspiring and relevant topic for both cultures, we are very happy with the decision. Fear is a daily companion, present on all levels and tangible with all senses: you can smell, see, hear and sometimes almost grasp you ...
Whether in Haifa, New York, Amman, London, Beirut or Berlin - today, Palestinians live in all these cities and their countries. Due to historical developments and ever-recurring disagreements, the Palestinians have become almost a homeless and widely scattered nation. The remaining autonomous areas are rich in (sad) history and have one thing in common today: a depressing everyday life in a crisis-ridden situation.
We spent much of yesterday searching for our "Romeo" and "Juliet" for our Ugandan Version of William Shakespeare's classic play "Romeo and Juliet".
Well we got an opportunity to get a feel of how "Romeo and Juliet" sounds in some of our local languages like Luganda, Runyoro, Rutooro, Rukiga, Runyankole, and Nigeria's Ibo.
For three weeks, Felix Banholzer and Simon Eifeler travel to Jerusalem to meet theaters, cultural institutions and artists, to attend musical dance and theater performances, and to develop a feeling for the structure.
Filmmaker Patrick Waldmann accompanied bridgeworks to Kampala
This documentary provides a good insight into how bridgeworks performs and shows the atmosphere and energy of those involved on site, from the first meeting to the performance of the workshop results at the La Bonita theater in the heart of Kampala.