Michel Abdollahi ("Deutschland schafft mich" ) and Alice Hasters ("Was
white people don't want to hear about racism but should know")
have catapulted (post-)migrant perspectives onto the bestseller list with their autobiographical texts.
perspectives onto the bestseller list. Two texts about
Germany of the 2000s.
The choreographer Yolanda Gutiérrez brings them to the stage in a literary parcours through the city centre.
literary parcours through the city centre.
Michel Abdollahi and Alice Hasters describe the daily struggles, the small and the big.
and the big ones, they write of fear, but also of defiance and
attitude. The authors tell painful stories about growing up in a racist
racist society: the German one. They share the certainty
never to be good enough, never to fully belong.
Michel Abdollahi fled with his grandmother from Tehran to Hamburg at the age of five.
to Hamburg, where he grew up in Eidelstedt. "Germany creates me"
is his response to the increasingly loud voices of right-wing ideologues
voices of right-wing ideologues who have been sitting in our parliaments for a long time.
the limits of what can be said almost daily. He does away with the
integration fairy tale and pleads for a culture that creates identification with
with social reality: Germany has been an immigrant
Germany has been a country of immigration for decades.
Alice Hasters grew up in Cologne-Nippes. "What white people don't want to hear about
about racism but should know" is a perceptive and personal
personal account that allows only one conclusion. Racism is
not only a problem on the right-wing fringe, but is still embedded in the
structures of post-war German society. Haster's
invites a confrontation with one's own racism and
and, in passing, sketches the utopia of a society that faces up to its past and present mistakes.
past and present in order to be free.
The choreographer Yolanda Gutiérrez and the dancers Sarah Lasaki
dancers Sarah Lasaki and Benson A'kuyie to develop a performative-literary parkour
performative-literary parkour through Hamburg's city centre. On an
audiowalk, the audience will approach Abdollahi's and Haster's texts.
Hasters' texts. The city is the stage for choreographies and installations.
Production management: Hinnerk Köhn
Assistance: Lucia Lilen Heffner & Paul Ninus.
Audio editing/ Music production: Max Scharff
Stage/Requiists/Costumes/Make-up: Sophia Sylvester Röpcke& Carlton Morgan.
Assistant costumes: Almuth Werle
Hair styling: Betty Paha
Costume making solo Benson A'kuyie: 1106AIRY by Kadija Doumbouya
Supported by the Fund for the Performing Arts #TakePart
Thanks also to the HOCHBAHN, the Thalia Theatre and the St. Jacobi Church
for their generous help!
A production of Telemichel Produktionsgesellschaft mbH together with.
Michel Abdollahi and Alice Hasters