Dorine Mokha & Elia Rediger

Hercules of Lubumbashi

Part of "CTM 2020 – Liminal"


English / approx. 70 min.

Based on Handel's “Hercules”, “Hercules of Lubumbashi” is a post-documentary oratorio for 11 musicians, a dancer, and a singer. The work’s co-creators, Congolese choreographer Dorine Mokha and Swiss composer and musician Elia Rediger, focus on the increasing demand for cobalt, its exploitation by international corporations, and the destruction of the life conditions of the local population. The work functions as a civil oratorio, reminding us of how connected the world is, and suggesting that art and the economy should not be dissociated.


  • Current
    Tue 28.1.2020, 19:00 / HAU1
    Wed 29.1.2020, 19:00 / HAU1

After the performance on 28 January: Artist Talk 


Presented by CTM Festival and PODIUM Esslingen. A project by PODIUM Essling in co-poduction with Kaserne Basel, funded by the Fonds TURN of the Federal Cultural Foundation of Germany and Pro Helvetia.


Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. Access to the Parkett by means of a separate entrance with lift when necessary. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised.

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“Manifestos for Queer Futures”

Video Documentation

As part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, HAU initiated an open call for artists based in Berlin, who were invited to submit proposals for their Manifestos for Queer Futures.