Paradise Mastaz

A music-performance with puppets.
By Hajusom / Yaya Coulibaly / Viktor Marek & Knarf Rellöm

In Paradise Mastaz off-the-wall foam puppets perform as European tourists and wooden marionettes of West African design as protagonists of migration. Despite their dissimilar routes, they are all in search of an ominous paradise and get entangled in the mutual fight between prejudices and projections. Hajusom pulls the strings and shows with relish who the true masters of paradise are, and how wirepullers are built up and knocked down in the global game of power.

HAJUSOM was founded in 1999 as a transnational art project. Its collective work is practiced contrary to cultural and political dominance. Hajusom’s pieces, which are performed nationwide in Germany, are co-produced by Kampnagel Hamburg among others and have received numerous awards.

Director: Ella Huck / Dorothea Reinicke co- director: Katharina Oberlik, costume: Jelka Plate, stage: Markus Lohmann
With Joshua Amponsah, Mariama Babjie, Aboubakar Badi Maiga, Amelan-Maria Comoé, Zandile Darko, Farzad Fadai, Omied Khademsaba, Isaac Lokolongs, Aimee Nhung-Le, Sarah Owusu, Rahmat Rezai, Dennis Robert, Priscilla Schätz, Bernard Schätz, Emanuel Boadu

The performance of Hajusom is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Mercator Foundation . Paradise Mastaz is a coproduction of Hajusom eV with Kampnagel Hamburg , pump house Münster and FFT Dusseldorf .Promoted by Cultural Department of the City of Hamburg , the Hamburg Cultural Foundation , Performing Arts Fund , the North German Foundation for Environment and Development , Goethe Institut , Church Development Service.