Das neue schwarze Denken – Chefferie


about 100 min

For “Das neue schwarze Denken – Chefferie” Gintersdorfer/Klaßen have expanded their performance team to include artists from the Democratic Repub­lic of the Congo and from Rwanda. The piece focuses on the concept of “chefferie” [chiefdom], a political and administrative unit that already existed before colonisation in sub-Saharan Africa. The idea of pan-Africanism seems universal, but it is an ambiguous concept that is introduced and recoded in different ways over and over again. The charismatic performers develop controversial interpretations and forms of representing an African self-image.

"Cahiers des Acteurs Chefferie" – Booklet with further material for download (EN/DE/FR)

Produktion: Gintersdorfer/ Klaßen, In collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, SPIELART Festival (München), KVS (Brüssel); Kampnagel (Hamburg), FFT Düsseldorf, Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster). Supported by Federal Cultural Foundation with TURN – Fund for Artistic Cooperation between Germany and African Countries, Goethe-Institut (München), Goethe-Institut (Kigali)


Direction, Concept: Monika Gintersdorfer / Stage, Concept: Knut Klaßen / With: Nadia Beugre, Patrick Boyoka alias Dinozord, Gotta Depri, Hauke Heumann, Hervé Kimenyi, Papy Mbwiti, Michael Sengazi, Eric Parfait Francis Teregue alias SKelly, Sonia Uwimbabazi, Franck Edmond Yao alias Gadoukou la Star / Production assistant: Gabriel Loebell Herberstein / Costume design: Marc Aschenbrenner, / Gintersdorfer/Klaßen


  • Past
    Thu 15.5.2014, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 16.5.2014, 20:00 / HAU2


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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