Photo: Tamar Lamm


Practicing Empathy #1

Choreography: Yasmeen Godder
Guest dance performance

 Schauspielhaus
 1 hour
 Without language
 25 Euro
 Schauspielhaus
 1 hour
 Without language
 25 Euro

In “Practicing Empathy #1”, the first event in this series, the choreographer creates an environment in which empathy emerges simultaneously as a support, encouragement and response to complex needs. The eight performers immerse themselves in recurrent movements, bodily expressions and songs, revealing emotional landscapes that hint at ​​their networks of relationships and diverse ties to each other. The audience is invited to sit around the performance area on the Schauspielhaus stage.

Yasmeen Godder has been one of the leading exponents of dance in Israel for the past twenty years. Her choreographies often arise from an exploration of questions about coexistence and engage the audience with their precise yet expressive power. In her “Practicing Empathy” series, she and her company have been developing choreographies and events since 2019 which invite viewers to practice empathy. A two-year research period saw the company traveling to various places and coming into contact with diverse communities in Tel Aviv, Bassano del Grappo and Düsseldorf. For a long time, Yasmeen Godder’s work has focused on encounters and emotional connections – between both acquaintances and strangers. The starting point for her sensitive research work has always been her own artistic practice in which the mediums of dance and choreography play a central role.

  • Concept & Choreography Yasmeen Godder
  • Dramaturge Itzik Giuli, Monica Gillette
  • Dance Ortal Atsbaha, Or Ashkenazi, Carmel Ben-Asher, Ari Teperberg, Tamar Kisch, Nir Vidan
  • Sound Design Tomer Damsky, Lior Pinsky
  • Stage Design & Light Omer Sheizaf
  • Costumes Hilla Shapira
  • Photography Tamar Lamm
  • Production Management Omer Alsheich
  • Administrative Management Zohar Eshel-Acco

Mitgefühl hat einfach keine Lobby
Programmschwerpunkt Empathie
16. - 19. Juni 2022

Practicing Empathy #2 by 2
Concept and choreography: Yasmeen Godder • Empathy practice
Practicing Empathy #3
Concept, choreography and performance: Yasmeen Godder • Solo...
Ministerium für Mitgefühl
Consulting hours with: • Yelena Eremeyeva / Mehdi Moradpour / Anna...
UA English Surtitles Neue Zeit, neue Dramatik
A project by Falk Richter & Anouk van Dijk • Text author and...

Wir sehnen uns nach unmittelbaren Begegnungen, nach spontanen Gesprächen und einem respektvollen Austausch zwischen sich Unbekannten. Individuell und gesellschaftlich. Haben wir das verlernt? Konnten wir das je?

Empathy simply does not...