under 2

Matanicola vs. Yasmeen Godder: Under is a production of Matanicola in co-production with Sasha Waltz & Guests, Grand Theatre Groningen and Sophiensæle Berlin. In cooperation with Kulturbüro Sophien, Berlin.


Exploring the idea of creating a common identity. Hiding behind acquired behaviors, stereotyped gestures and obsessive movements. Confronting contradictions and similarities of our cultural and religious background. Playing with the perception of intimacy and gender expectation.

Yasmeen Godder

Transformation of one's identity as a way of communicating in a relationship. How the play of different "identities" and different "characteristics" of oneself, becomes a way of communicating in a couple. Exploring interior worlds that are made up of strings of private and national identity, played out in shifting social and cultural connotations.

  • Direction/Choreography (under 1):

    Nicola Mascia, Matan Zamir

  • Direction/Choreography (under 2):

    Yasmeen Godder

  • Creation/Performance:

    Nicola Mascia, Matan Zamir

  • Set design:

    Heike van Bentum

  • Costumes:

    Beate Borrmann

  • Music:

    Tal Hadad

  • Piano composition:

    Matan Zamir

  • Light design

    Thorsten Schneider

  • Technical direction:

    Andreas Harder

  • Photography:

    Sandra Rubies

  • Production direction/Management:

    Annett Hardegen

  • Production Yasmeen Godder Company:

    Guy Hugler

  • Supported by:

    the European Association for Jewish Culture, the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation (IcExcellence), the Israeli Embassy and the French Embassy in Berlin, Sylvania Lighting International and TSE-AG.