Sarah Ama Duah & Team

to build to bury to remember

Part of “Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2023 – Introducing...”


approx. 45 mins.

Sarah Ama Duah explores the deconstruction of monuments, developing hybrid performances that combine sculpture and the body. In “to build to bury to remember”, the performers reflect on the fetishised status of historical statues by using their bodies to create temporary monuments made of latex. Duah invites the visitors to a shared space of reflection. How can sculptural appreciation take on a new form? What remains after a colonial landmark is demolished?

For the newcomer platform “Introducing…”, Ballhaus Ost, Sophiensæle, TD Berlin, and HAU have selected Sarah Ama Duah’s work from over 200 submissions to present to Berlin audiences.


Concept, scenography, performance, dramaturgy: Sarah Ama Duah / Choreography: Sointu Pere / Performance: Naomi Boima, Rositsa Mahdi / 3D artist: Gisèle Moro / Sound design: Anna Lucia Nissen


  • Past
    Fri 2.6.2023, 17:00 / HAU3
    Fri 2.6.2023, 20:00 / HAU3


Production: Sarah Ama Duah. The re-run in the frame of PAF Introducing... is supported by Kampnagel Hamburg and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

HAU3 unfortunately is not barrier-free. Access to the theatre is via a stairwell (3rd floor). The use of a lift is possible with prior arrangement. If you need help, please contact our Ticketing & Service team at +49 (0)30 259004-27 or email us at Wheelchair users are also kindly requested to register their attendance at least one day before the performance.
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