Delighted to start again with our workshop program "Decolonize Yourself" in cooperation with schools and MARKK Hamburg.
Interview about our work so far can be found in the magazine Ojalá and ZEIT ONLINE.
Shooting again as Mira Elani Bruns for the children's series DIE PFEFFERKÖRNER.
Starting the New Year with my project "Is It Dance?"
a scholarship to archive and document my diverse artistic work.
Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR, aid programm DIS-TANZEN by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland
„Stories of a taxidriver – autohistoria in mehreren Sätzen zu drei Stimmen“, ist a beautiful collaboration with my father, inspired by feminist scholar, author and poet Gloria Anzaldúa.
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR
Shooting again as Mira Elani Bruns for the children's series DIE PFEFFERKÖRNER.
July, August 2022
premiere of the first two episodes at Filmfest Hamburg
2nd October 2022, 11am
Abaton Kino Hamburg
Two years of practice-led research are coming to an end! BECOMING TURTLE: POSTHUMAN STRATEGIES OF PRACTICE is an artistic research engaging with different temporalities both human and non-human bodies hold, leading up to the performance TIME TURTLE.
17 May 2022
ArtEZ Arnhem, Netherlands
Delighted to be part of the children's series DIE PFEFFERKÖRNER. Shooting starts in March 2022 as Mira Elani Bruns in Hamburg!
An ARD/Letterbox production
Staged Reading "Drissa" by Eva Doumbia as part of Primeurs Festival at Saarländisches Staatstheater in collaboration with LABEL NOIR and Drama Panorama: Forum für Übersetzung und Theater e. V.
Saturday 20 November 2021 7pm
Alte Feuerwache, Saarbrücken
*Broadcast date for the radio play "Drissa" with binaural sound (best heard with headphones) 21. November 2021, 5pm Kulturradio Saarländischer Rundfunk, SR2*
I will showcase my new performance The Turtle That Never Was as part of the festival “The Re-Enactment of Things” in coproduction with COME iN TENT at M.Bassy Hamburg.
COME iN TENT is a non institutional Atelier and network developing decolonisation/ relation practices such as animism* activism* healing* in arts, design, education and curatorship.
Thursday, 28 October 2021 7pm
Saturday 30 October 4.30 pm and 6pm
Sunday 31 October 4.30 pm and 6pm
More infos here
Supported by Hamburgische Kulturstiftung und Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg.
Performing the work “SCHWERBELASTUNGSKÖRPER (Heavy Stress Body)” by Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez as part of the project “Territories under my skin” at the project space Changing Room in Berlin.
17 June 2021, 7.30 pm
Changing Room Berlin Wedding
Researching "new (old) ways of storytelling" with my fabulous Label Noir colleagues in collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin as part of the #TakeCareResidenzen programme funded by the Fond Darstellende Künste.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin
I am happy to have contributed to the co-curation of the festival “NOCTURNAL UNREST - A feminist Festival for Theory, Performance and Radical Flâneuserie” at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm with an exciting on- and offline programme.
20.-24 May 2021. at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm
"Voicing the Unknown" a durational solo performance.
Created with performance duo VestAndPage as part of my artistic research at Home of Performance Practices, Arnhem, Netherlands.
Home of Performance Practices ArtEZ Arnhem
*Update: A wonderful radio play with binaural sound is in the making!
Broadcast date: 21. November 2021, 5pm Kulturradio Saarländischer Rundfunk, SR2*
Staged Reading "Drissa" by Eva Doumbia and moderated discussion with Eva Doumbia and her translator Akilah Silke Güç. Part of the series "Afrodiasporic drama from France" in collaboration with LABEL NOIR and Drama Panorama: Forum für Übersetzung und Theater e. V.
Thursday 19 November 8pm [CANCELLED]
Lettrétage Berlin Kreuzberg
Label Noir's first movie is on its way! An experiment between theatre and film, based on the play “On Noah’s Blood-Stained Rainbow, We Dance” by Monageng »Vice« Motshabi, .
Watch Trailer here
Premiere 29 August 7.30 pm
Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin
New workshop program "Decolonize Yourself" with and at schools in Hamburg together with Elmira Ghafoori and Ania Faas in cooperation with MARKK Hamburg.
Interview about our work can be found in the magazine Ojalá and ZEIT ONLINE
August 2020 - May 2021
So excited to start the first rehearsals after lockdown again beginning of July: DAS GUTE, Open Air Theatre in Bostelwiebeck
Nine evenings without complaining and whining.
Four evenings. Eight actresses and musicians. 50 spectators. Together. Of course with the necessary distance and in compliance with all hygiene rules.
Come and celebrate with us!
Premiere: Thursday 30. July, 7.30 pm
Fr. 7 + Sa. 8 August 7.30 pm
Fr. 14 August 7.30 pm+ Sa 15 August 3pm and 7.30 pm
Fr. 21 August 7.30 pm + Sa 22 August 3pm and 7.30 pm
Performing at the beautiful open air theatre in Bostelwiebeck as part of the new play DAS HAUS by Thomas Matschoß.
Ticket sale is running [CANCELLED DUE TO COVID]
Premiere: Thursday, 30 July 2020, 7.30 pm, openAIR
further dates: 31 July + 1 August, 7 - 9 August, 14 - 16 August, 21 - 13 August each at 19.30 pm
On Sundays 9 + 16 August there will also be afternoon performances at 15:00.
Leading a workshop at the Symposium Next Culture during the KRASS festival at Kampnagel Hamburg. The third edition of Next Culture deals with the artistic possibilities of reordering existing power relations.
Monday 04 May 9.30am–5.30pm [POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19]
Kampnagel Hamburg, K2
Staged Reading „La Grande Ourse“ by Penda Diouf and moderated discussion with Diouf and her translator Yasmine Salimi.
Part of the series "Afrodiasporic drama from France" in collaboration with Label Noir.
Thursday 9 April 8pm [POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19]
Lettrétage, Berlin Kreuzberg
I am part of this year's La Dernière Crise - Frauen am Rande der Komik at SOPHIENSÆLE under the direction of Vanessa Stern. It's going to be fun!
Friday 20 March 8pm [POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19]
Festsaal Sophiensæle, Berlin
Starting 2020 with a wonderful residency of our newly formed TickBoxCollective in Berlin.
With Agat Sharma, Can Bora and Darcey Ball.
Thanks to the publishing house and project space Scriptings my first publication Writings is out now!
Berlin, September 2019
Very excited to perform the newly developed solo performance Imagination Office and share video work of H.K. as part of this year's Berlin Art Week.
Sunday 15 September 2019 5pm
Scriptings Kamerunerstr. 47, 13351 Berlin
Summer Studios Residency at ArtEZ –
Thanks to the Home of Performances Practices, Pedro Manuel and Pavlos Kountouriotis at ArtEZ for having me this summer! It was such a precious time to deepen my artistic practice whilst being challenged and supported by and with inspiring fellow artists.
Arnhem, August 2019
We have got some beautiful reviews for our show Fall Prettier!
Find out more here
★★★★ Broadway World UK
"They deliver a compelling piece that fuses comedy with the dark and primal story, drawing a jarring comparison between the modern world and its mythical counterpart"
★★★★ Within Her Words
"Bold, innovative and totally ruthless in its mission to tell its story, Fall Prettier is definitely a show you can watch multiple times, taking something different with each viewing."
Performance Workshop as part of this years' Art Peace Project at the University of Hamburg. The plaster cast collection of the University of Hamburg becomes our archive, place of research and stage.
Wet Paint's first full length production is coming to London! Performing Fall Prettier at The Space Theatre 25-30th June.
Find out more about the play and get tickets here.
25th-28th June 2019 7.30 pm
29th June 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm
30th June 4.30
The Space Theatre, E14 3RS London
Thrilled to be part of the Motion Capture Troupe - a Troupe of professional physical performers under the direction of the fabulous movement director Sarah Perry in London.
Check it out:
London, June 2019
We are showing our performance Song in Puppet Form as part of the EXPLOSIVE 2019 International dance theatre Festival in Bremen, Germany.
“Devised and performed by Yasmeen Ghrawi and Zandile Darko this piece draws on movement and text, and is born of a multitude of historical and cultural narratives etched into the genetic coding and ancestral twine of the two performing bodies.”
Find out more here
23 May 2019 Schlachthof Bremen
What happens if a right-wing politician loses his voice just before the European Parliament elections? A staged reading of a new script by Jana Burbach (Bad Banks) and Hernán D. Caro together with Sebastian Rudolph und Anne Müller.
Get tickets here.
30 April 2019, 7.30 pm
resonanzraum St. Pauli, Hamburg
Working on a dance duo with the dancer and choreograph Cheikh Omar Preira in Ziguinchor, Senegal.
Giving a workshop as part of the festival "Politik im freien Theater" together with Claude Jansen in collaboration with the Goethe Institute Munich .
Topic: Cultural institution of the future.
After a fantastic response to our first live outing in May 2018, Wet Paint is bringing a 30 minute work-in-progress sharing of Working Title Medea to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
7-11 August 2018, 9.20 pm
Tickets are now available for our production Ur-Medëa at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
7-11 August 2018, 7.45 pm
Excited to have our first live outing as Wet Paint, a new international collaboration between writer, theatre maker and performer Therese Ramstedt and me!
Working Title Medea will be performed at the Arcola Theatre on 27th May, as part of Pennyworth Productions’ new writing showcase PEN.
27th May 2018, 6.30 pm
Beautiful documentation by the Stiftung Genshagen of my work at Elias Canetti Society in Ruse, Bulgaria, where I led the Nomad’s Lab FLUX “On the Threshold of the Future“ in collaboration with the visual artist Eslitza Petrova Popova and the pedagogue and project manager Sandrine Ribeiro.
The complete publication (German/English) can be downloaded here.
A video documentation of the Elias Canetti Society in Ruse, Bulgaria can be found here.
After sold out shows in june our future-performance "Silmandé" is back on stage!
The protagonist in "Silmandé" is the planet. Post-human beings look back on its history, on the splinterin man’s eye and on the ruins upon which plants are growing into the universe. A production by and with Hajusom, Ensemble Resonanz, Viktor Marek and Jardin Silmandé (Burkina Faso).
Friday, October 27th 2017, 7.30 pm
Saturday, October 28th 201, 7.30 pm
Kampnagel Hamburg, K2
Delighted to be part of the MFA Actor Performer Training Programme at Rose Bruford College in London!
The programme seeks to integrate traditional text-based conservatoire training and phyiscal theatre practices.
Our music performance with puppets "Paradise Mastaz" is nominated for the Fritz-Wortelmann award.
Performing at the Festival FIDENA.
October 5th 2017
Zeche 1, Bochum
Performing my Solo Performance Ursonate
Part I at Atelier Freiraum 1
30th of september 2017 6pm
Atelier Freiraum1, Hütten 87
Playing the goose in "GANS ANDERS" with "Meine Damen und Herren". Children's theatre with puppets.
June 23rd 2017, 15h Barmbek Basch
Wohldorferstraße 30, 22081 Hamburg
Proud to be part of the international festival "Theater der Welt" in Hamburg with our new production Silmandé!
A future-performance by and with Hajusom, Ensemble Resonanz, Viktor Marek and Jardin Silmandé (Burkina Faso).
Premiere: 1 June 2017, 7pm
2nd and 3rd June 2017 , 7pm
4 June 2017, 7.30 pm
Kampnagel k2, Hamburg
An evening of performances hostet by Scriptings
Lost in Representation - Serge Fouha & Jelka Plate
Ursonate Part I - Zandile Darko
Sunday, 5 March 2017 7pm
Scriptings, Kamerunerstr. 47, 13351 Berlin
What is political about political theater? Creating an artistic manifesto together with Ben Sanogo and Farzad Fadai.
Invited by "really useful theater" we are happy to share Hajusoms vision!
save the date:
26th November 2016 Kampnagel, Hamburg
Moderating an event at the castle Genshagen close to Berlin. I was invited to accompany the fantastic European project “On the Threshold of the Future” as an artistic consultant. Very inspiring to experience the work of the young people under guidance of Be van Vark.
Find the documentation of the work here
Stiftung Genshagen, Schloss Genshagen
Very happy to announce that we are invited to perform parts of our music-performance with puppets "Paradise Mastaz" at the Festival di Morgana in Palermo.
internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino, Palermo, Italy
10th and 11th of November 2016
Performing together with Alina Fishzon at the Neustadt Festival "DRUNTER & DRÜBER". Performances "in between". Come along and be surprised!
Atelier Freiraum 1, Hütten 87 , 20355 Hamburg
Saturday, 17th Sept 2pm & 6pm
Sunday, 18th Sept 3pm
Our new Hajusom production is on it's way. Be prepared for a posthuman performance in collaboration with the fantastic musicians of the Ensemble Resonanz.
Friday, September 2nd 2016 8pm (premiere)
Saturday, September 3rd 2016 3pm and 8pm
Resonanzraum, Bunker, St Pauli Hamburg
Bringing live to the chaotic but good-hearted character of Andy Johnson (lead) in the web series "MyHostel".
Director: Jonathan Behr
Hajusom is coming to Berlin!
Performing our music-performance with puppets "Paradise Mastaz" in the "Herbstsalon" of the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin
November 28 & 29 2015
Artistic impulse and panel discussion with Elmira Ghafoori and Dorothea Reinicke at the international conference
"Perspectives of Arts and Cultural Education in Europe".
Akademie Remscheid and Stiftung Genshagen, Schloss Genshagen
The true masters of paradise are coming to Stuttgart! We are performing "Paradise Mastaz" at the Festival "Made in Germany" at Schauspiel Stuttgart.
Leading a Theatre and Performanceproject
Trinational exchange Hamburg/Germany, Epinay-Sur-Seine/Aubervilliers/France and Ziguinchor/Senegal
worldwide plastic waste - opportunities for action
Our Puppet Performance "Paradise Mastaz“ is coming to Munich. Come and see us at Münchner Kammerspielen.
Premiered in 2011, "Hajusom in Bollyland" is still showing... we are thrilled to perform again at Kampnagel Hamburg as part of the festival "If we ruled the world: 150 Jahre Hajusom".
Come and celebrate with us! Hajusom receives the Max-Brauer-Award by the Alfred Toepfer Foundation. Performance and award ceremony at the state opera Hamburg. It is going to be a blast!
After our premiere of "Paradise Mastaz" in 2013, we will part of the KRASS Festival 2014 at Kampnagel Hamburg.