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Kainkollektiv / Zora Snake und Njara Rasolomanana:
Ist das ein Mensch? Eine Cyborg Opera

  • © Michael Wolke
  • © Michael Wolke
  • © Michael Wolke, Wilfried Nakeu
  • © Michael Wolke, Wilfried Nakeu
Theater & Performance / digital
  • Wed, 02.06.2021 21:00 [Live-Stream]
  • Fri, 04.06.2021 21:00 [Live-Stream]

This event was originally planned for April 2020 and will now be performed via live stream.

In the storms of the present, somewhere between pandemic, climate crisis and the virus of racism, Noah's ancient ark has flown apart and stranded on its mission to bring creation safely through the planetary deluge. Only its helmsman CHAM, cursed son by his colonial forefather Noah, and the Ark's band, which plays on and on, are still there. But the rest of the crew was lost en route, scattered to the winds. In a great performance ritual somewhere between street dance theatre and space opera, the band and its helmsman therefore set out to re-establish contact with those scattered across the globe, to conjure up their presence here and now in the form of scenic, choreographic, musical (video) holograms and to ensure that the ark is refloated and the crew reunited on it. For the journey is not yet over, the creation not yet saved.

Four theatres – Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, FFT Düsseldorf, Kampnagel Hamburg and tak Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg Berlin – are streaming this hybrid theatre production together and sending the ark on another journey. In IST DAS EIN MENSCH (Is This A Human?, frz.: Est-ce Un Humain?), kainkollektiv, Zora Snake Compagnie (Cameroon) and Njara Rasolomanana (Madagascar), in what is already the fourth stage of development of this production since 2018, embark together with their (virtual) team on the (Afrofuturistic) search for a new idea of creation, imagining the planetary HOMECOMING of a "new humanity".

A co-production by Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, FFT Düsseldorf, tak Berlin and Kampnagel Hamburg. Funded by Fonds TURN of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW, by the Goethe Institut Cameroon, the Goethe Center Madagascar, within the framework of the IKF funding of the Goethe Institut, the Kunststiftung NRW and the NRW KULTURsekretariat. The digital version is supported by the special funding Digital Performance and Livestream of the Kunststiftung NRW.

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