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DECOLONYCITIES KIGALI-HAMBURG 2021
Fr. june 18th - Sat. june 19th - Su june 20th
Each day 2 Performances
At 3 and 5 pm
Meeting point at MARKK Museum

The tour is in english language!

The performances are in English and 30 people can participate per performance. The event complies with the Covid-19 hygiene rules and these are strictly adhered to.

Dancers and artists from Hamburg and Kigali perform a political decolonization of the future at DECOLONYCITIES in Hamburg's urban space. If the common history is made tangible, this common history can be better reflected on in the future. Through the project, colonial history is made in Hamburg and rejected questions are addressed: What influence did Hamburg have on German colonialism? What is the colonial past between Kigali and Hamburg? How is this story archived? And what is the relationship to this story for today's people in Kigali and Hamburg? The MARKK in Hamburg is a place of performance and the center of these questions. Right here is a new archive that belongs to us to experience and question the common colonial history of these two cities. The visibility and experience of an archive is seen through illustrations and bodies performatively and artistically. DECOLONYCITIES is a project that works at the interface of dance, visual arts and media work and a process of decolonization works and will make it perceptible. Not instructive, not didactic. It is not about understanding knowledge or facts, about a change of perspective, about an artistic way of approaching this topic differently.

DecolonyObejcts
Drawing new (time) lines
Decolonizing objects by illustrations of the rwandese artist Dolph Banza

As part of DECOLONYCITIES KIGALI-HAMBURG , a project by Yolanda Gutiérrez, the Rwandan illustrator Dolph Banza will set up his studio at the space ZWISCHENRAUM in MARKK in order to interact with objects . In the style of the previous draftswomen at the museum, whose work is dedicated to the permanent exhibition “Excellent: Women Inventors”, he interprets this historical profession in a contemporary decolonizing way. You can see him until friday june 5th.

"It is not a matter of course to find old Rwandan objects / tools today, and the existing documentation is also poor. I'm glad I got the chance to interact with the objects through illustration. Some of the objects from the museum that I was able to see are so rare that I saw them for the first time. Although I am an illustrator by profession, my academic background is that of an engineer, which helps me understand both technical and artistic drawing. I'm looking forward to this task because I can do both at the same time." Dolph Banza


[Concept/Choreografie] Yolanda Gutiérrez
[Management] Gesine Kästner
[Dramaturgical collaboration] Tobias Funke
[Press and public relations] Andrea Möller
[Assistance] Lucia Lilen Heffner
[Audio Artist] Igor Sheba
[Narrators voice] Zainab X
[Visual artists] Chris Schwagga und Dolph Banza
[With] Babou Tight King, Moussa Issiaka, Eliane Umuhire, Frank Mugisha and Celine Manzi (digital from Kigali)
[Film Kigali] Serge Girishya
[Poem and voice] Gretta Ingabire

A production von yolanda gutiérrez & projects and MARKK

Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative. Aid program dance