Theatrical Inauguration Ceremony of the Stage
»Le Savali: Berlin«
by Lemi Ponifasio
»Le Savali« is the Samoan word for a journey of many to express a message, a collective of many voices to show their common concern, a show of community strength and belonging. Le Savali: Berlin is the construction of a ground or a platform for the activation of theatre/ritual/ceremony in a calling on the community to confront current realities experienced through the City of Berlin. The creation process for Le Savali: Berlin, by Samoan artist and choreographer Lemi Ponifasio, began in June this year on the newly renovated stage of the Berliner Festspiele. The world premiere will open this year’s spielzeit’europa on the 6th of October.
The inauguration ceremony of the renovated stage will be staged by Lemi Ponifasio with the cast of Le Savali: Berlin and with more than 50 artists participating especially for the reopening of the theatre within the Jubilee festivities on the 27th of August.
MAU [New Zealand / Samoa / Kiribati]
and performers, dancers, musicians and a choir from Berlin
Composition Fabrizio Cassol