Coffee with Sugar?
- Laia RiCa, Berlin/El Salvador
- Duration 60 minutes
- Adult €16,50 | discounted €11,50
Material performance and biographical documentary theatre
In “Kaffee mit Zucker?” the two materials, coffee and sugar, appropriate the stage in their various aggregate states. Based on these, we negotiate German immigration history in Central America and its colonial continuity. From coffee beans and candyfloss, from biographical material and historical sources, from video fragments and live music, a visually stunning, solid and sensual production ensues.
The performer Laia RiCa grew up in El Salvador and Germany. At the German school in San Salvador, she was able to experience for herself how enduring the colonial habitus remains in the present. She brings this experience into the play as well as her own experience of being in between: the struggle with two worlds, the constant suspicion of betrayal of "roots", the questioning of feelings of inferiority and superiority and the open question of what to do with the knowledge of global injustice.
Note: Excerpts from the documentary film "The Civilisation Bringers" appear in the performance. Racist terms and discriminatory language is used.
Note: There are scenes with scroboscopic light.
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Artistic direction, text and play
Laia Ribera Cañénguez
Dramaturgy and outside view
Yahima Piedra Córdova
Daniela del Pomar
Rodrigo Zorzanelli Cavalcanti
With film material from "Die Zivilisationsbringer" by Uli Stelzner and Thomas Walther and poem fragments by Rosa Chávez.
A production by Laia RiCa in co-production with GFP/das wunder. International Figure Theatre Festival. Supported by the individual project funding of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
The research was supported by the Schloss Bröllin Residency Programme, Fidena Residency Programme and TakeCareResidency (at Schaubude Berlin) / Fonds Darstellende Künste.