CROSSING THE FREEWAY: OUTSIDE is the newly designed and revised version for the public space of the dance performance “Crossing the Freeway”, which was originally developed for a closed stage and was performed in September 2019 at Studio 14 of Uferstudios in Berlin-Wedding. CROSSING THE FREEWAY: OUTSIDE deals with the crises of our time – economic, social, political, and ecological – with a focus on the refugee movements caused by these crises. Based on testimonies and memories of refugees and people with a migration background, the project reconstructs the contradictions between public space and the personally felt, experienced, and fragmented space. Through movement, soundscapes, and projection of images, the source material is transformed into a new context. In this interactive performance, the audience is repeatedly invited to cross the performing space and change their own perspective. Is freedom always only the freedom of others – those who have no obstacles in their way?

Performance & Cast
Choreography, Conception, and Video: Kosmas Kosmopoulos
Performers and Co-creators: Katerina Gevetzi, Sofia Gousgoula, Nikoleta Koutitsa, Theodora Sarri /Maia Joseph, Ioannis Stavropoulos / Davide Lorenzi, Greta Schuster, Gösta Sträng
Music Composition: Antonios Palaskas
Dramaturgy: Kai Pichmann
Text and curating: Maria Tsouvala
Scenography, Costumes: Michael Graessner, Kosmas Kosmopoulos
Lighting Design: Dimitrios Stamatis
Production management and communication: Fee Josten, Anna Königshofer, Effie Athanasodimitropoulou
Photos, Video Documentation: Giovanni Lo Curto

05.11.2022, 20:30 at the Industrial Park PLYFA, 39 Koritsas, Votanikos (Athens)
06.11.2022, 21:30 at the Industrial Park PLYFA, 39 Koritsas, Votanikos (Athens)
17.&18.06.2023, 20:00 at the Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin

Production and funding
Initiative LUNA PARK e.V. (Berlin) in collaboration with LOUNA PARK WORKS (Athens) and Gesundbrunnen Primary School, supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Minister of State for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance.