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A living archive of colonial legacy
The term AZIMUT - from Arabic السموت, as-sumūt, is a term from astronomy and means, among other things, "the paths". Following the traces of colonialism, the young performers of the transnational ensemble Hajusom travelled to their countries of origin, bringing back stories and transforming thier memories into choreography and song. The multilingual performance with video recordings, installations, lectures and live music (Viktor Marek) reflects the intensity of the individual experiences, allowing the audience to be immersed in experienced and narrative memories, personal and collective histories. Do we all see the same stars?
HAJUSOM is a transnational ensemble that has been working in Hamburg since 1999. In cooperation with international guest artists, POC with and without refugee experience develop transdisciplinary performances, which are premiered at the co-production partner Kampnagel before being shown on other major stages in Germany and abroad, often in festival contexts.
WITH Ensemble Hajusom (Omid Alizadeh, Aboubacarine Badi Maiga, Inoussa Dabré, Angelina Akosua Darko, Yaa Julia Darko, Farzad Fadai, Elmira Ghafoori, Katalina Götz, Malihe Hashemi, Youssouf Madougou, Arman Marzak, Nebou N’Diaye, Ishika Popat, Dennis Robert Ebhodaghe, Fares Wadi) Artistic directors Ella Huck, Dorothea Reinicke conceptual assistance Latai Taumeopeau (Tonga), Martin Ambara (Kamerun) Decor Michael Böhler, Markus Lohmann Video Archive Adnan & Nina Softić Video „Total Eclipse“ Manuel Horstmann Music Viktor Marek ChoreograPHY Josep Caballero Garcia, Franklyn „Slunch“ Kakyire, Jochen Roller LiGht design Ricarda Schnoor Sound design, Video Manuel Horstmann ProduCTION Lea Connert ProjeCT COORDINATORS Julia zur Lippe, Gabriela Vasileva GUEST PERFORMANCE ASSISTANT Valentina Wyss
A production by Hajusom e.V. in coproduction with Kampnagel – internationale Kulturfabrik, MARKK Hamburg, FFT Düsseldorf, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster, OTHNI Laboratoire de Theatre de Yaoundé and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg. The guest performance in Berlin was made possible by the Ilse & Dr. Horst Rusch-Foundation and the Dachverband Freier Darstellender Künste Hamburg, commissioned by the Freie and Hansestadt Hamburg, Ministry of Culture and Media.