Traces of an encounter

with Daniel Gol and Alessandro Nosotti
Text and direction by
Daniel Gol
Laura Marchegiani
Alessandro Nosotti

Finalista Premio Scenario Infanzia 2008 - ITALY

Festival 'UNA CITTA' PER GIOCO 2009', Vimercate (MB) - ITALY
Festival 'MAGGIO ALL'INFANZIA 2009', Foggia (FG) - ITALY
Festival 'IMMAGINI DELL'INTERNO 2009', Pinerolo (TO) - ITALY
Festival 'INCANTI 2011' - Torino (TO) - ITALY
International Festival 'PANOPTIKUM 2012' - Norimberga - GERMANY
International Festival 'DELLE OMBRE 2012'
Staggia Senese (SI) - ITALY
International Festival 'THE WAY TO THE THEATRE 2012'
Seoul - KOREA
International Festival 'STARKE STUKE 2013
Francoforte - GERMANY
International Festival 'KUSS - Kuck! Schau! Spiel! 2013'
Marburg - GERMANY
International Festival 'RUTTIA' 2013' - Helsinki - FINLAND
International Festival 'KORKZAK' 2013' - Varsavia, POLAND
International Festival 'HAMEDAN' 2013' - Hamedan, IRAN
International Festival 'SHOWBOX' 2013' - Oslo, NORWAY
Focus Teatrodistinto 2014 - Lione - FRANCE
International Festival 'KROKUS' 2014' - Hasselt, BELGIUM
International Festival 'OPENING DOORS' 2014 - Aberystwyth, GALLES
International Festival 'ZEBU' 2014' - Copenhagen, DENMARK
'EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM 2014' - New York - U.S.A.
International Festival 'DE BETOVERING 2014' - Den Haag - HOLLAND
International Festival 'MOMIX 2015' - Kingersheim, FRANCE

How many languages exist?
The one who talks differently, is he different?
How strange is the stranger? What does he like? How does he think?
What can I create with him?

The“KISH-KUSH” project is a small window, facing the universal themes of cultural and linguistic differences, through the game of Theatre.

Kish-Kush is an imaginary, neutral space, containing two split characters: one speaks a gibberish mix of Hebrew and Arabic, the other one speaks Italian (English, or French, or Spanish…), though just few sentences are used during the play.
The set is initially divided in two simmetrical triangles by a paper wall. The audience is therefore divided in two parts. One part witnesses only one actor’s actions and point of view.

Through sounds, shadows and few simbolic objects, the two characters confront each other, tearing apart the delicate paper wall.
Sharing a common space, they start playing the difficulties of accepting each other’s presence, discovering each other’s different language and behaviour.
Through conflict, curiosity, exchange, help and play, they create a new, unexpected draw on the common paper floor.
The Kish-Kush (scratch) process takes place as the relationship and confidence become stronger, leading the story to an open, undefined end, which brings out hope for future understanding and acceptance.

Story of silences and contact with what’s unknown, Kish- Kush is the four-hand scratch of a creative encounter.

from 3 years-old