June 18 to 20, 2021 / Afternoon performances up to 3 pm
MARKK Museum • Rothenbaumchaussee 64, 20148 Hamburg

June 18th+19th+20th
Each day 2 Performances at 3 pm and 5 pm
Meeting and end point will be at MARKK Museum

In english language only!

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 of 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, it is about a change of perspective, about an artistic way of approaching this topic differently.

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

A production von yolanda gutiérrez & projects and MARKK

Funded by Elbkulturfonds - BKuM Hamburg.
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