Performance / Installation
"We want our children to have a better life," our parents said.
"We want our children to have a better life," we say.
The Kids Are Alright is dedicated to family stories, generational conflicts, political struggles and visions of the future in families with a history of migration. Children of the second and third generation of immigrants often live with the narrative that their parents came to Germany so that they could "build something for their children". But what do we and our children actually want to have built - literally and figuratively? Simone Dede Ayivi and accomplices have held talks with grandparents, parents and children from different communities and present their diverging ideas of a "better life" in a performative installation.
SIMONE DEDE AYIVI lives in Berlin, produces text and makes theatre from a black feminist perspective. She searches for the revolutionary spirit and solidarity in everyday life. In doing so, she treads paths of remembrance and rediscovery - making political struggles and emancipatory movements, black history and the present visible. Her performances discuss questions of representation, resistance and community. With afro-futuristic narratives she creates a space for utopias in the theatre.
CONCEPT Simone Dede Ayivi sCenography Theresa Reiwer Video Jones Seitz Sounddesign Katharina Pelosi TECHNICAL PRODUCTION Gefährliche Arbeit PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro
A production by Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the basic funding of the Senate Departement for Culture and Europe and by means of the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung.