Josep Caballero García / Queerpraxis

Who’s Afraid of Raimunda


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Raimunda is probably a woman by name. But actually she is an allegorical figure, for the history of hidden, invisible identities dwarfed by patriarchy or other power structures.

In his work, the performer and choreographer Josep Caballero García advocates the dissolution of normative categorizations and stigmatizations in homogeneous societies. “Who’s Afraid of Raimunda” uses literary and musical set pieces from medieval Iberia, which pursue the hedonistic desire for a religious, as well as sexual, free life. But who is Raimunda? For Caballero Garcia, she embodies the lustful resistance against repressive mechanisms of power and exclusion. In his new work everyone will be Raimunda: The performers move playfully between history and fiction and reconfigure traditional images and roles of our cultural bodies.

Caballero García adapted the HAU co-production especially for the queer feminist art and cultural centre District Berlin. It is a collaboration with the performers Göksu Kunak aka Gucci Chunk, Lea Martini and Enis Turan, the interdisciplinary artist Claudia Hill, Elliott Cennetoglu responsible for lighting design, the dramaturge Anne Kersting, as well as with the composers Thomas Dorsch and Alexandre Maurer and 12 musicians of the Lüneburg Symphony Orchestra.

Listen here to statements from activists and theorists – the “Voices of Raimunda”.


Concept, choreography & performance: Josep Caballero García / Performance: Göksu Kunak aka Gucci Chunk, Lea Martini, Enis Turan / Music: Lüneburger Symphoniker / Composition & musical direction: Thomas Dorsch / Composition & sound: Alexandre J. Maurer / Costume & props: Claudia Hill / Light design: Elliot Cennetoglu / Dramaturgy: Anne Kersting / Voice coaching: Jule Flierl / Technical direction: Jan Krause / Assistance costume: Emilia Patrignani, Diane Esnault / Press / PR / social media: Julia Kretschmer, Michael Tsouloukidse / Asistance production: Lena Astarte Posch / Project management: Barbara Greiner


  • Past
    Wed 25.11.2020, 19:00 / District*Schule ohne Zentrum
    Thu 26.11.2020, 19:00 / District*Schule ohne Zentrum
    Fri 27.11.2020, 19:00 / District*Schule ohne Zentrum


Production: Queerpraxis GbR / Josep Caballero García with Kampnagel Hamburg and Theater Lüneburg. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by: Fonds Doppelpass of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Elbkulturfonds der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg. In cooperation with: District*Schule ohne Zentrum.



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