For one evening, a choir and a performer become a movement and make themselves heard.
We're the city, but who's we, anyway? Just a bunch of people with different experiences and needs trying to cope with their daily lives. We encounter different obstacles: We ask ourselves how we want to live, what we should live on, how we can confront racism. We queue up at the Job Center or the Foreigners' Registration Office. We breathe exhaust fumes from cars and the rent is high for all of us. In Solidaritätsstück we want to dedicate ourselves to the ties between these struggles. Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen move through the city in solidarity. They constantly sketch new social concepts, reject them again, shift perspectives and start all over again. Together.
Simone Dede Ayivi lives in Berlin, writes and makes theatre from a Black feminist perspective. She searches for the revolutionary spirit and solidarity in everyday life. Her performances discuss questions of representation, resistance and community. She walks along paths of memory and rediscovery - making political struggles and movements, black history and the present visible. With afrofuturistic narratives, she creates a space in the theatre for brooding, translating and reinventing. A space for utopias. Since her work Performing Back - a future performance in memory of German colonial history (2014), she has regularly produced at the Sophiensæle.
Text, Performance Simone Dede Ayivi CHOIR Kira Lorenza Althaler, Maria Ringelstein, Paula Führer, Yemisi Babatola, Tara Sanaaty, Vivian Fogain, Leonie Schramm, Azadeh Shafiei, Elena Iris Fichtner, Jocelina Ndimbalan Choreography Bahar Meriç Costume, Stage Charlotte Pistorius Light, Stage Rosa Wernecke Sound, Music Katharina Pelosi Video Jones Seitz Costume AssistanT Maja Svartåker PRODUCTION AssistanT Mahsima Kalweit Production Management ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro Technical Production gefährliche arbeit
A production by Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen in cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung