Impulse Theater Festival - Showcase
Thursday 09. June 2022, 19.00 Uhr as part of the opening
Friday 10. June 2022, 19.00 Uhr
Saturday 11. June 2022, 22.00 Uhr
Thursday 16. June 2022, 19.00 Uhr
Friday 17. June 2022, 19.00 Uhr
Saturday 18. June 2022, 20.15 Uhr

Info: Language: German with English surtitles | 10.06. + 17.06. after the show: Exchange of experiences with Daniela Georgieva and Marie Krings/Sebastian Brohn (Ringlokschuppen Ruhr)

Simone Dede Ayivi The Kids Are Alright c Mayra Wallraff

“Our children will be better off,” the parents said when they came to Germany – and then watched their children grow up with racism. This video installation brings together the voices of six people from different migrant heritages and their accounts of generational conflicts, political struggles and visions of the future.

A wide space, video screens, a stylised playground roundabout, a rocking horse. This is what the audience sit on while they listen to the family stories of young people who came to Germany in the decades after the war – escaping persecution, war and deprivation. They talk about their parents’ hopes and ambitions, racially-motivated exclusion and violence, and about the political work that they conduct for future generations as a psychologist, an anti-fascist activist and as a migration researcher: “We are children of the 90s. And we still live in Germany. Our parents had to explain Solingen, Mölln and Rostock-Lichtenhagen to us. And we talk to our children about Halle and Hanau.”


Konzept: Simone Dede Ayivi
Video: Jones Seitz
Bühnenbild: Theresa Reiwer
Sound, Musik: Katharina Pelosi
Licht: Frieder Miller
Produktionsassistenz, dramaturgische Mitarbeit: Selma Böhmelmann
Ausstattungsassistenz: Chris Erlbeck
Kamera Außenaufnahmen: Thomas Machholz
Expert*innen: Nabila Bushra, Fatma Kar, Lenssa Mohammed, Dan Thy Nguyen, Kadir Özdemir
Produktionsleitung: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro
Technische Produktion: Gefährliche Arbeit


Eine Produktion von Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen in Koproduktion mit Sophiensæle, Berlin. Gefördert durch die Basisförderung der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa und durch Mittel des Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Eintritt 15,-/erm.8,-

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