Teatri ODA from Prishtina, Kosovo, in collaboration with UZ Arts from Glasgow, presents: Invisible walls, Venue: Summerhall, venue 26, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL. Tickets: Mon-Fri £8/£6. Dates: 1-12 August 2014, Sat-Sun £12/£10, Time: 14:00 (35 minutes), Box office: 0845 874 3001. Online: http://festival14.summerhall.co.uk/event/invisible-walls/.
“A unique theatrical experience of joy and sorrow existing between invisible walls. You are given a passport to access this journey made from Kosovo’s real life.”
“Invisible walls” is a remarkable story of people trapped, in isolation, surrounded by invisible walls. The stories told of war torn Kosovo are drawn from the real life experiences of the actors and their friends and families. The audience are provided with passports that take them on a touching and sometimes intimate experience where they discover the isolation and physical and psychological pressure, the impossibility of enjoying basic human rights and the joy of small freedoms. A truly international production supported by the IN SITU network “Invisible Walls” was devised by the company in collaboration with artists from the UK, France and Austria. It was premiered at the Oerol Festival Netherlands to critical acclaim.
“ The joy and sorrow. It made me laugh, I danced , but it grabbed me in my throat how easily freedom can be limited and how anxious that is. In half an hour we experience a bit of what it is to live like that” cultuurpodiumonline.nl
“It is something we never experienced before. Very close communication with actors” Koha Ditore
“I would like to thank you for your touching production on Oerol, last Sunday. It was especially afterwards that I realized and felt the impact it had made on me. I was really touched. It was very beautiful and brave of you to use your own experiences and other persons’ experiences and make us part of this experience, which must have been really traumatic at the time.“ Annemieke Schoemaker, Oerol, Netherlands
“Invisible walls” – Teatri ODA production designated for public space is produced in collaboration with IN SITU – a European network for artistic creation in public space, where ODA is the only member outside European Union. The project has been developed through 3 artistic residencies we had in Prishtina, Kosovo, in May and October 2012 and May/June 2013, it was then developed further and presented in Netherlands in Oerol Festival.
This production has inspired the network IN SITU to dedicate this theme for the network for a full year. More in: http://www.in-situ.info/en/publications/les-tires-a-part-din-situ/13/murs-invisibles/20
More information about “Invisible walls”: http://teatrioda.com/en-us/Miscellaneous/Invisible-Walls-72
A 4 minute video trailer of the show: http://youtu.be/5Ee1XkqvDuI
More information and links:
Media contacts: Florent Mehmeti, TEL: +377 44 152 381; email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Lirak Çelaj, TEL: +377 44 500 514; email: email@example.com (during the run in Edinburgh Fringe)