June 24th to 26th, 2022

Friday June 24th at 5:30 pm / Sa. & So. 25th & 26th at 11:30 and 5:30 Uhr

Meeting point: Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte /Holstenwall 24

In DECOLONYCITIES Windhuk-Hamburg, the choreographer will take artists from Windhuk and Hamburg on a search for traces of Hamburg’s colonial past and perform at locations around the Museum for Hamburger History, the Bismarck Monument and Baakenhafen. Performers from Windhoek occupy the public space for a moment to expose their artistic interpretation in the context of decolonization in dance interventions. Hamburg’s history with its trade and port is determined by its colonial past. The German Empire was a colonial power in Namibia from 1884 to 1915 and brutally put down two popular uprisings of the Herero and Nama. Hamburg formed a logistical hub for military supplies during the genocide of the Namibian population.The performative tour also takes the audience to Baakenhafen. On foot and on the launch, the viewers listen to statements by the artists and critical texts on the interpretation of Hamburg’s colonial history via headphones, always in relation to the formerly colonized. In an open studio, a Namibian artist deals with the representation of colonial history in the permanent exhibition at MfHG. In this audio walk, the dancers* intervene at sites of memory and create a physical-choreographic decolonizing perspective on the city of Hamburg.

[Concept/Choreography] Yolanda Gutiérrez
[By and with] Faizel Browny, Justina Andreas, Uarije West.
[Performance/Visual art] Vitjitua Ndjiharine[Management] Gesine Kästner
[Assistance Management] Lucia Lilen Heffner and Faizel Browny (Windhoek)
[Video/Foto] Willem Vrey (Windhoek)
[Dramaturgy/Narrator voice German] Judith Mauch and Heiko Büter
[Collaboration Historian] Jan Kawlath
[Press and Public relations] Andrea Möller
[Graphik Design] Dr. Calavera
[Narrators voice English] Zainab X and William Holley
[KCostume Design] Yupanqui Ramos
[Video/Foto/Audio] Munimum Art

Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Dance Assistance Program.
Gefördert durch die Behörde für Kultur und Medien
In Kooperation mit dem Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte und Kampnagel.

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