Working on my first funded production! Due to Covid this work has been postponed for more than a year. The Turtle That Never Was is a performance which will showcase 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 7pm
Saturday 30 October 4.30 pm and 6pm
Sunday 31 October 4.30 pm and 6pm
Tickets soon on COME IN TENT's Website.
Supported by Hamburgische Kulturstiftung und Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg.
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 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
So excited to start the first rehearsals after lockdown again beginning of July:
Nine evenings without complaining and whining.
Four evenings. Eight actresses and musicians. 50 spectators.
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]
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]
Kampnagel Hamburg, K2
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]
Festsaal Sophiensæle, Berlin
Thanks to the publishing house and project space Scriptings my first publication Writings is out now!
Berlin, September 2019
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.
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 towards a dance duo with the dancer and choreograph Cheikh Omar Preira in Ziguinchor, Senegal.
Soon to be seen at Alliance Français Ziguinchor
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.
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!
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
30th of september 2017 6pm
Atelier Freiraum1, Hütten 87
Performing "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.
Be ready for our next production Silmandé!
A future-performance by and with Hajusom, Ensemble Resonanz, Viktor Marek and Jardin Silmandé (Burkina
Premiere: 1 June 2017, 7pm
2nd and 3rd June 2017 , 7pm
4 June 2017, 7.30 pm
Kampnagel k2, 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 the 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 series "MyHostel".
Director: Jonathan Behr
Artistic impulse and panel discussion with Elmira Ghafoori and Dorothea Reinicke at the international conference
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.
Premiered in 2011, here comes it again... we are thrilled to perform our play "Hajusom in Bollyland" 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.
We are on tour with our music-performance "Paradise Mastaz" and performing at FFT Düsseldorf.