Foto: Munimum Photography * 2021 * DECOLONYCITIES DAR-HH
DECOLONYCITIES are performative and dance interventions in Hamburg's urban space that deal with a decolonizing view of the city of Hamburg. Performers/dancers from the former German colonies are invited to Hamburg for the projects. They deal with the colonial past anchored in public space by means of artistic on-site research. The focus is on the interweaving of individual experiences and biographies of the actors with the history of the city and the current representation of colonial signs. The result is a performative audio walk in which the audience receives an audio piece via headphones while the performative live interventions of the dancers are located in public space. DECOLONYCITIES creates its own physical-choreographic perspective and in doing so, a critical-artistic and decolonised view of the city of Hamburg emerges. So far, two projects have been realised with the cities of Dar es Salaam and Kigali in cooperation with Hamburg institutions such as Kampnagel in 2019 and the MARKK Museum in 2021.
Further projects with the cities of Lomé, Yaoundé and Windhoek are being planned.
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