Hierarchy of Needs

From10/03 on11/03/2020 Salle de la Grande Main

Adel Darwish / Mattias Andersson / Backa Teater

About one year ago, the director Mattias Andersson received a dramatic text from Adel Darwish. The text was direct, poetic and bewildering. Written in the midst of a chaotic present featured by war, frontiers and borders between people. From that text, Mattias Andersson creates a visual, musical and choreographical performance piece, modulated with the attitudes, feelings and conflicts of our mutual present.

Adel Darwish is an actor who came to Sweden from Syria Aleppo three years ago. The text has written shifts from reality to fantasy in three different time dimensions. What has happened and what will happen? Who is alive, who is dead? Is present and past always attendant in the future. Which needs are relative and which are universal?

In the performance we see – apart from Adel Darwish himself – three actors from Backa Teater, two professional dancers and five young people who used to live somewhere else but now live in Gothenburg, Sweden. The choreography is developed in collabora­tion with Twisted Feet.


By Adel Darwish

Directed by Mattias Andersson

Set design Maja Kall

Dramaturgue Stefan Åkesson

Choreography Denny Hultén / Twisted Feet

Costume Helena Arvidsson O’byrne

Music by Kristina Issa, Jonas Redig

Sound Jonas Redig

Light and video Tomas Fredriksson

Make up Josefin Ekerås

With Nermin Asheti, Adel Darwish, Marcel Gomes, Jenni Louwen, Ali Ktit, Rasmus Lindgren, Yafet Melake, Josefin Neldén, Alieksander Okbatsion , Ramtin Parvaneh, Iman Rasho

Actors on video Obay Alskoja , Milad Alsahwy, Ahmad Katrib, Lugen Skouzam, Diana Tayara, Noorvan Bourhan, George Eid

Assistant Felicia Stjärnsand

Production Backa Teater



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