Many of us experienced feelings of frustration earlier this year when we were trapped in small spaces during the coronavirus lockdown. Artists across the world continued to express themselves while searching for unique ways to collaborate. The short film OUTSIDE was created during that time.
OUTSIDE – A Covid-19 Fairy Tale was initiated by the Israeli culture & science affairs attaché to Japan, and supported by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, in an effort to promote Israeli culture around the world, create opportunities for cross-country artistic collaborations, and try to tell new stories, even during a global pandemic and lockdown. The short dance film, which is based on a short story by Etgar Keret that was published in the New York Times, was directed by renowned Israeli choreographer Inbal Pinto along with Keret. The film features Israeli and Japanese actors, musicians, and dancers, including Israeli dancer Moran Muller, and the famous Japanese actor and dancer Mirai Moriyama.
The Embassy of Israel in Thailand joins hands with Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting (BIPAM) to bring OUTSIDE to Thailand as part of the Bangkok Theatre Festival 2020 (BTF 2020). The first screening of OUTSIDE takes place on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2pm in room 501 on the 5th floor of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). It will be followed by a conversation on “The Body and Movement in Lockdown” with Thai and Southeast Asian artists, including Sineenadh Keitprapai (Thailand), Arisara Kaewmuang (Thailand), Buboy Raquitico (Philippines), and Darlane Litaay (Indonesia). The session will be moderated by Nitipat Pholchai (Thailand). The activity will be held on site with Thai speakers, and via Zoom with international guests, with on-site Thai-English interpretation. Registration is now available here: https://forms.gle/j53C5wkbiaahznpf9
On the same day, there will be a special outdoor screening of OUTSIDE at the Main Stage of Bangkok Theatre Festival 2020, in front of the BACC to recreate the film’s world premiere on large LED-billboards in the center of Tel Aviv; Times Square, New York; and Shibuya, Tokyo. The outdoor screening on Nov. 29th, 2020 at 6:30pm will be the closing activity of this year’s Bangkok Theatre Festival.
For more information please contact Varissara Borkird (phone: 081-969-1814, e-mail: [email protected]).