How do we move in public space?

How does public space move us?

Which rules are at play? And for whom?

What does it take to turn a No-Go-Area into a Now-Go! - Zone?

In this interactive performance parcours with narrative elements, the audience will move through layers of urban hi/stories between the personal and the political. Crossing Berlin through several stations, that count as No-Go-Zones for some, we are all taking part in this play with social and spatial dynamics. When do we close ourselves, what helps us to open up? How to express embodied experience, and share it – beyond the boundaries of our specific social position, too? The Performance makes bitter and surprising realities visible, invites for focus shifts in perception, and opens up spaces of possibiliy and intervention.

I will be African, even if you want me to be German. And I will be German, even if my blackness does not suit you. I will go yet another step further to the farthest edge where my sisters – where my brothers stand where our freedom begins.

― May Ayim
ProductionGrupo Oito
VenueStreets of Berlin (Parcour from Kreuzberg to Lichtenberg)
Funded by
Senate Department for Culture and Europe, presented in the frame of the Performing Arts Festival.
PartnersMime Centrum Berlin, LAFT Berlin
Concept & Grupo Oito Artistic DirectorRicardo de Paula
Creation & PerformanceLaura Alonso, Martina Garbelli, Nasheeka Nedsreal, Natalie Riedelsheimer, Zé de Paiva, Miro Wallner
Rehearsal & Movement PreparationNatalie Riedelsheimer
Concept & DramaturgyNora Haakh
Dramaturgical and Text SupportMarie Yan
Technical SupportZé de Paiva
CostumesAndreina Vieira dos Santos
Production ManagementOlga Ramirez Oferil
Video DocumentationKathleen Kunath
Graphic DesignMiro Wallner
CollaborationLaura Sophia Becker, Zahra Birashk, Tamar Dolezal, Karl Hausel, Ellena Hüther, Ana Jordao, Olivia Nava, Telma Vieira Schmidt, Micaela Trigo, Melodie Yüce
Texts byMay Ayim, Carlos Drumond De Andrade, Lou Zucker, and Grupo Oito
Thanks toFlora Kountouriotis, Uma Alonso de Paiva, Stéphane Bauer, Ursula Maria Berzborn, Alessandro Bovolenta, Susanne Chrudina, Stefano Ciardi, Frau Haspolat, Werner Heck, Sabine Köhncke, Ina Martens, Mª Luisa Miguel Garcia, Veit Rieber, Hajo Toppius, Micaela Trigo, Iury Trojaborg, Sascha-Silvester Wenzel.


July | Streets | Berlin