Performance by Jeannette Ehlers (Concept and Direction)
Dramaturgy Nina Cramer and Lotte Løvholm, Costumes Lise Klitten and Dady de Maximo, Choreography Justin F. Kennedy, Choreographic assistant Ulrike Düregger
With Jeannette Ehlers, Camara Joof, Tatiana Mejia, Elisha Ngoma, Kevin K. Yuven, Marie Eugénie Niyonzima, Fabiola Uwimana, Jonathan Lutaaya, Borys Mugisha, Longing Umutoni, Amri de Maximo Nshimiyimana, Thierry de Maximo Muvandimwe, Salomon Nagui Salui, Raymond Igiraneza, Mohsen Nasiri, Iraj Mohamadi, Shakira Kasigwa Mukamusoni, Seif Nasa, Sun Ra, James Baldwin, Paul Gilroy, Akala and Jane Elliot
In Into the Dark Jeanette Ehlers unfolds an expansive legacy of Black anti-colonial resistance. Here we encounter, among others, incendiary Caribbean revolt leader Queen Mary, Afrofuturist pioneer Sun Ra, renowned writer James Baldwin and founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Premiere: June 7th, 2018
The performance is part of the kongress Be.Bop 2018 Black Europe Body Politics. A project of Art Labour Archives in cooperation with Studio Я / Maxim Gorki Theater and Autograph ABP (London) curated by Alanna Lockward. Supported by Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb and ifa-Galerie Berlin (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) with friendly support by Danish Arts Foundation, Savvy Contemporary, Humboldt University Berlin, London College of Communication: University of the Arts London, King's College London and Tate Britain.