Elefant aus dem Eı
deals with growing up and development, with change and with the friendships that make the impossible possible.
Dance, puppetry and live music are the essence of this dance theatre piece. Four performers accompany an elephant through his life as he continuously go trough new challenges. The percussion and the transverse flute, the rhythm of life and melodies melodies, lead the young audience into a fantasy world where an elephant hatches from an egg and dreams can fly.
Two musicians and a dancer are are with the elephant from day one, elephant's side from day one and support him in his infancy, playing with him as he gets older and finally leaning on him as he towers over them. They grow together with him, in a sense of understanding and being understood. "Elefant aus dem Ei" is about growing up and dealing with change, showing the friendships that make the impossible possible.
The piece is about coming and passing, about the change of life and is deliberately associative. The audience can spend wonderful times with PÉO and it is up to the (young) viewers to decide whether PÉO leaves for real in the end or if he is hiding again, like he always does. However, it is a fact that each life, each togetherness comes to an end. Death is understood and shown in the piece as a transformation. Elefant aus dem Ei shows this in a very poetic manner – projected tree graphics which change constantly throughout the piece created by Christoph Gredler impressively complement the dance theatre piece.
"Dance theatre allows us to open up associative spaces, we can do magic - we find great pleasure in dancing with PÉO, making music and we provide the audience with a platform for its own life", says Ceren Oran, who loves theatre for the youngest ones as they are the most honest and most intuitive audience which must again and again be delighted.
Elefant aus dem Ei shall reach as many young people as possible which is why the team can perform not only in theatre spaces, but also in cultural centres or kindergartens (with large rooms – see technical details). The piece is ready for national and international touring. The language of music and dance, of friendship and togetherness is globally understood.
Art direction, choreography, dance: Ceren Oran
Choreography, puppetry and puppetry design: Roni Sagi
Music and vocals: Tuncay Acar, Magdalena Kriss
Illustration: Christoph Gredler
Dramaturgy: Susanne Lipinski
Production management: TANZBÜRO MÜNCHEN
PR management: Knoll PR
Premiere: October 2017 / Einstein Kultur Munich,
November 2017 Giesinger Bahnhof Munich,
April 2018 Pelkovenschössl Munich,
Mai 2018 Guardini Munich,
June 2018 Siemensalle Flüchtlingszentrum Munich, Wohnzimmerprojekt Munich, IG- Feuerwache Munich,
July 2018 Hoch X Theater Munich,
March 2019 Visioni Festival – La Baracca Theatre Bologna, BIM BAM Festival Salzburg
April 2019 Schwankhalle Bremen,
August 2019 Mufawe Dance Festival, Zimbabwe, Cradle of Creativity Festival South Africa
January 2020, Kuddel Muddel Linz
See CALENDAR for Next Performance Dates
"Elephant-like. Ceren Oran's second dance theatre piece in Munich for the youngest ones: sensitive and miraculous….
…As a dancer Ceren Oran knows how to inspire even the youngest ones with her dance performances for kids through sculptural, but never dull movements. She opens up the gaze of the very small ones for this silent language. The pieces she created as a choreographer leave the audience stunned as she never relies too much on cuteness and finds the right mixture between all arts, colours and shapes involved. Nowadays, this is (still) very hard to find in Munich". Sabine Leucht - Münchner Feuilleton, 1 November 2017
"In contrast to many other contemporary dance performances for adults, the audiences love Elefant aus dem Ei and also the prior performances by the Ceren Oran, who lives in Munich and is originally from Turkey. In a very playful manner the audience is guided towards the theatre and loves it from the start. By the way: the adults who accompany a young child also love it. If we support and attend such performances, we will be able to welcome dance and theatre enthusiasts also in the future. Highly recommendable. Would love to see more of it. Full stop." Nina Hümpel - Tanznetz, 18 November 2017