Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
Picture: Dorothea Tuch
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Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends

All White People Look the Same to Me: Notes on the National Pornographic

All White People Look the Same to Me is an experiment in 'fictional anthropology'; in his German debut, director Ariel Efraim Ashbel embarks on a journey with anthropologist Romm Lewkowicz and an international group of performers, musicians, a hypnotist and an invisible choir to trace the evolution of performative invention of alterity. Robbing a wide range of historical, textual, visual and musical references, the piece exploits various modes of spectacle making – from Völkerschauen to contemporary documentary theater – as the gaze shifts from the examined to the examiners. Businessmen, theater masters, voyeurs and scientists all board a cabinet of white curiosities, as they are stripped from their everlasting invisibility. By indulging in the desires and passions that the quest for the ‘REAL’ ignites, the image-making process of scientific oriented entertainment is exposed in it’s fabulous perversity.

Past dates
May 2013, June 2013
English and German
A piece of Ariel Efraim Ashbel and Romm Lewkowicz
Ariel Efraim Ashbel
Research and Concept:
Romm Lewkowicz
By and With:
Efrat Aviv, Jessica Gadani, Dolores Hulan, Tatiana Saphir, Jan-Sebastian Šuba
With guest appearances by:
Nikola Duric, Ligia Manuela Lewis, Veit Sprenger and the Invisible Choir
Musical Director:
Maya Dunietz
Double Bass, Electric Bass & Guitar, Drums, Voice:
Micha Kaplan
Clarinets, Saxophones, Flutes:
Anat Cohavi
Alona Rodeh
Sandra Fink, Alona Rodeh
Hair & Make-up
Sandra Fink
Benny Hauser
Daphna Keenan
Assistant Director:
Mia Sellmann
Production Assistant:
Sonia Zafer Smith
Dramaturgical Support:
Stefanie Wenner
björn & björn
Premiere May 30 2013
Production: Ariel Efraim Ashbel. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, StoneNest (London). Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds und Botschaft des Staates Israel in Berlin.