Lemi Ponifasio
DIE GABE DER KINDER

Music by R. Murray Schafer & MAU


SAMOA, NEW ZEALAND // Music performance
 

Director Lemi Ponifasio is a star of the international theater scene,  working with diverse communities around the world. For the past 20 years, his company MAU – a group of artists and performers from local communities – has worked on visually stunning and tumultuous productions that often transcend conventional ideas of theatre and dance. For ‘Theater der Welt 2017’, Ponifasio is coming to Hamburg for the very first time. He will open the festival with a spectacular performance, devised for the former cocoa warehouse, which will be transformed into a stage. 

Originally announced as the world premiere of CHILDREN OF GODS, this creation now has become a different work entitled DIE GABE DER KINDER. The former CHILDREN OF GODS was conceived by Lemi Ponifasio to include a full live performance of the musical work Credo by R. Murray Schafer for 12 choirs and 48 musicians. The project, however, has had to take a new direction. Theater der Welt underestimated the time needed to prepare the complex Credo music. With very diverse singers, sourced through different calls by Theater der Welt, the Credo music was not possible to be realized. 

Lemi Ponifasio, facing this unexpected situation, decided to honor the children and create a new work DIE GABE DER KINDER with MAU ensemble, the community of singers and the children from Hamburg.  

“These children have an incredible sense of purpose, depth, and commitment for a better world. The work is the demonstration of their courage, leadership, challenge and hope," says director Lemi Ponifasio. “They have been amazing, inspirational, beautiful.”

There are only a few directors who, like Lemi Ponifasio, can stage a 9000 square meter hall. He and his team are transforming the cocoa warehouse at the Baakenhöft by means of Theater and in collaboration with Hamburg's communities: an impressive horizon expansion for the beginning of the festival.


Theater der Welt 2017

©Kerstin Behrendt

WORLD PREMIERE


The Kakaospeicher is not heated. Please pay attention to warm clothes.

CONCEPT / DESIGN / CHOREOGRAPHY / DIRECTION
Lemi Ponifasio

MUSIC
Credo by R. Murray Schafer
MAU: Elisa Avendano Curaqueo, Ria Te Uira Paki, Te Ara Vakaafi 

LIGHTING DESIGN
Helen Todd
 
REHEARSAL DIRECTION  
Gabriel Castillo 
 
VOCAL DIRECTION & ARRANGEMENTS - HAMBURG SINGERS
Uschi Krosch
Dodo Schielein 
 
SOUND DIRECTION
Sebastian Schottke
 
DESIGN COLLABORATION
Kasia Pol 
 
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION 
Danny Hones
 
TECHNICAL DIRECTION
Helen Todd
 
MAU EXECUTIVE DIRECTION 
 
Susana Lei'ataua
 
PERFORMERS
 
MAU 
Gabriela Arancibia, Rosie TeRauawhea Belvie, Kasina Campbell, Elisa Avendaño Curaqueo, Te Riina Kapea, Ria Te Uira Paki, Kahumako Rameka, Manuao Ross, Delicia Sampero
 
HAMBURG CHILDREN 
Karen Galviz Süssmann, Rohina Khangari, Jacqueline de Oliveira, Ali Saheid Rasaei, Evelyne Zimmermann, Kimia Fereidouni, Deyse Izabella Kolaska Y Osano, Fabienne Klüver, Timo Strübing, Susanna Glöer, Franziska Glöer, Diana Fister, Celin Popilko, Karim Attia, Martin Kammer, Emilia Czerniawska, Kaija Bode, Liane Cirocki, Sinan Rager, Parasstu Ahmadi, Mohammed Jus, Jenna Baldy, Diyar Dilana Cam, Eleni Kaziridou, Lucie Ehlers, Maria Hildmann, David Ganser, Anjelina Wustrack, Dominik Lamovski, Lea Anouk Ulrich, Diana Beigel, Andreaa-Luliana Alexandru, Lisa Schmidt, Lena Seifert, Gabriela Kisheva, Darja Kuznetsov, Francis Wellbrock, Marty Settler, Jan Bruns, Destina Kurtulan, Rita Sidho, Lina Omrany, Arabelle Debuc, Arabella Domgjoni, Diyar Dilana, Charlize Owusu, Daniela Guerrero, Hannah Reinhardt, Sarah El Dawi, Oliwia Jop, Jette Wruck, Michelle Blumenstein, Chantal Krasniqi, Dominik Ganser, Delano Denker, Riem Ibrahim, Antonia Puchner, Joyce Pohlmann (Leitung: AnDy Calypso)
 
HAMBURG SINGERS
Iris Ade, Christine Andersen, Charlotte Becher, Christa Beck, Julia Becker, Jürgen Behm, Lev Beloglasow, Nora Betz, Regina Binder, Clara Blümm, Johanna Braun, Ilona Brewer, Marianne Bruhn, Christian Brunke, Iris Bulla, Beatrix Bursig, Renate Büsing, Ragna Carstensen, Renate Contzen, Nicola Cosenza, Elisabeth Cruz, Kasia Czech, Birgit Delius, Dorothea Derksen, Astrid Dreier, Susanne Drögemüller, Saria Dunst, Martin Findert, Christina Flöper, Renée Formell, Bettina Freimann, Monika Friedmann, Lisa Gaupp, Claus Gradenwitz, Peer Gradenwitz, Ines Grande, Gabriele Grziwok, Petra Haase, Beatrix Hägele, Georg  Halfas, Alexandra Harms, Yvonne Henschel, Jens Hermann, Kurt Herrenknecht, Juliane Hesse, Kristina Hildebrandt, Sigrid Holas, Sigrid Iwamura, Gisela Jatzkowski, Elke Jochmann, Petra Jockusch, Ulrike Kaehler, Daniel Kleinhanß, Barbara Klimisch, Annegret Klocke-Oldenburg, Elisabeth Köberl, Uta Koch, Tine Koopmann, Julia Kossmann, Moritz Köster, Nada Kukolj, Susana de Kuthy, Leonie Landa, Dustin Leitol, Sibylle Levin, Ingrid Littkeitz-Wiedicke, Dagmar Loewe, Marie Luther, Barbara Lütje, Gundula Maiwald, Martina Martens, Sylvia Mattern-Schmidt, Constanze von Maydell, Anne Mayer, Fred Meinke, Sabine Meyer, Katrin Müller, Susanne Naue, Shari Neander, Elke Nordmann, Ute Nowack, Regina Packeiser, Thomas Paprzik, Monika Pauler, Michael Pehle, Stephan Peiffer, Gunda Prause, Rita Prueß, Sonja Puhlmann, Ann-Kathrin Quednau, Dorothea Renken, Inga Renz, Tilman Roller, Angelika R. Rudolph, Inga Schade, Andrea Schneider, Helga Schrade, Dorothee Schwarz, Janna Schwinn, Susanne Seehack, Karin Sensenschmidt, Sabine Siegmund, Claudia Tapfer, Theo Teichmann, GesineTeichmann, Felix Temmesfeld, Cornelia Tietze, SwantjeTönnies, Maria Traut, Hanne Tuegel, Malin Uschkureit, Christian Voigt, Arnhilt Völker, Christiane Wasle, Johanna Waßmuß, Clara Wieghorst, Barbara Witte, Ria Wodan, Irene Wolz, Bianca Wüsten, Fusako Yamamori, Christa zu Stolberg
 
VOCAL DIRECTION & ARRANGEMENTS - HAMBURG SINGERS
Uschi Krosch
Dodo Schielein 
 
SOUND DIRECTION
Sebastian Schottke
 
DESIGN COLLABORATION
Kasia Pol 
 
TECHNICAL PRODUCTION 
Danny Hones
 
TECHNICAL DIRECTION
Helen Todd
 
MAU EXECUTIVE DIRECTION 
 
Susana Lei'ataua
 
 
A co-production of MAU and Theater der Welt 2017
 
In cooperation with HipHop Academy Hamburg and Hamburgische Staatsoper

Special Thanks to Luminato Festival, Toronto


DATE / TIME


25.05. 21:00 - 22:45
World premiere

TICKETS
ATTENTION: The opening of the festival by Hamburg's First Mayor Olaf Scholz starts at 20:30. Please make sure to arrive at the venue before 20:30, since there is no possibility of admittance between the opening and the beginning of the performance.
After the performance you're welcome to join our opening party in HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum!

26.05. 21:00 - 22:45
Artist talk after the performance
TICKETS

27.05. 21:00 - 22:45
TICKETS

28.05. 21:00 - 22:45
TICKETS


LOCATION


HafenCity, Baakenhöft, Kakaospeicher
Baakenhöft
20457Hamburg


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TICKET PRICE


12 to 36 Euro / red. 9 to 12 Euro

ARTISTS

ACHILLE MBEMBE

Opening Speech
AN ETHICS OF CONSEQUENCES
25.05.
Thalia Theater


ACHILLE MBEMBE Cameroon / South Africa

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TIANZHUO CHEN

German premiere
ISHVARA

Music theatre / performance
25.05 - 27.05.
Thalia Theater


TIANZHUO CHEN China

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Lemi Ponifasio

World premiere
DIE GABE DER KINDER

Music performance
25.05. - 28.05.
Kakaospeicher


Lemi Ponifasio Samoa, New Zealand

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GEHEIMAGENTUR

Repertory Kampnagel
PORTS

Lecture Performance
25.05. & 26.05.
MS Stubnitz


GEHEIMAGENTUR Hamburg

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JOHAN SIMONS

Repertory Thalia Theater
DER SCHIMMELREITER

Theatre
25.05.
Thalia Theater


JOHAN SIMONS Hamburg

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FERNANDO RUBIO

European premiere
THE TIME BETWEEN US

Durational performance
25.05. - 29.05
HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum


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PAPER TIGER THEATER STUDIO / TIAN GEBING

World premiere
500 METERS

Performance
26.05.-28.05
Thalia Gaußstraße


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WAEL SHAWKY

World premiere
THE SONG OF ROLAND:
THE ARABIC VERSION

Music performance
26.05. - 29.05.
Kampnagel, K2


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MONIRA AL QADIRI

German premiere
FEELING DUBBING

Performance
26.05.-28.05
Kampnagel, P1


MONIRA AL QADIRI France

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FLYNN & HUMPHREY

German premiere
FIVE SHORT BLASTS

Site-specific
26.-29.05 & 02.-04.06.
Bobby Reich/Anleger Meßberg


FLYNN & HUMPHREY Australien

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KORNÉL MUNDRUCZÓ

Premiere Thalia Theater
DIE WEBER

Theatre
27.05. & 28.05.
Thalia Theater


KORNÉL MUNDRUCZÓ Hamburg

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Antú Romero Nunes

Repertory Thalia Theater
MOBY DICK

Theatre
26.05.
Thalia Theater


Antú Romero Nunes Hamburg

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Ghalia Benali

GHALIA BENALI
Concert
28.05.
Kampnagel, K6


Ghalia Benali Tunisia / Belgium

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Antú Romero Nunes

Repertory Thalia Theater
DIE ODYSSEE

Theatre
29.05. & 30.05.
Thalia Gaußtraße


Antú Romero Nunes Hamburg

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Trio Joubran (feat. Youssef Hbeisch)

TRIO JOUBRAN (FEAT. YOUSSEF HBEISCH)
Concert
30.05.
Kampnagel, K6
 


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THE PUBLIC THEATER / Richard Nelson

Guest performance
THE GABRIELS
Theatre

30.05.-01.06. & 03.06.& 04.06.
Kampnagel, K1


THE PUBLIC THEATER / Richard Nelson USA

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ARS NOVA

Europapremiere
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME

Theatre
31.05.-03.06.
Kampnagel, P1


ARS NOVA
USA

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Jordan / Koppelmann

Guest performance
IN 80 TAGEN UM DIE WELT

Revue
31.05.,01.,04. & 05.06.
Thalia Zelt


Jordan / Koppelmann
Düsseldorf

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Hajusom / Ensemble Resonanz / Jardin Silmandé

World premiere
SILMANDÉ

Performance
01.06.-04.06.
Kampnagel, K2


Hajusom / Ensemble Resonanz / Jardin Silmandé Hamburg / Burkina Faso

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Royce Ng

World premiere
GHOST OF SHOWA

Performance
31.05.-02.06.
Thalia Gaußstraße


Royce Ng Australia / Hongkong

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Elbjazz

INTERNATIONAL TALENT STAGE
Concert
02.06. & 03.06.
Thalia Zelt


Elbjazz Hamburg

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Teatro Niño Proletario

Deutschlandpremiere
FULGOR

Theatre
02.06. - 03.06.
Thalia Gaußstraße


Teatro Niño Proletario Chile

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Back to Back Theatre

European premiere
LADY EATS APPLE

Theatre
02.06.-04.06.
Thalia Theater


Back to Back Theatre Australia

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Chunky Move

European premiere
AN ACT OF NOW

Dance
02.06. - 04.06.
Kakaospeicher


Chunky Move Australia

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Gintersdorfer / Klaßen

Reenactment
DER FEINDLICHE ZEUGE

Intervention & Exhibition
04.06. - 08.06. &
25.05. - 11.06.
HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum


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Aphids

German premiere
FLYWAY

Site-specific
04.06. - 08.06.
HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum


Aphids Australia

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BRUNO BELTRÃO / GRUPO RUA

World premiere
NEW CREATION

Dance
04.06. - 06.06.
Kampnagel, K6


BRUNO BELTRÃO / GRUPO RUA Brazil

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Brett Bailey

German premiere
SANCTUARY

Performative installation
05.06. - 10.06.
Oberhafenquartier Halle 3


Brett Bailey South Africa

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La Fura dels Baus

Elbphilharmonie Cooperation
DIE SCHÖPFUNG

Music theatre
05.06. & 06.06.
Elbphilharmonie


La Fura dels Baus Spain

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Wunderbaum

World premiere
SCHRECKLICH AMÜSANT

Theatre
06.06. - 07.06. &
09.06. - 10.06.
Oberhafenquartier Halle 4


Wunderbaum Netherlands

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Hannah Hurtzig / Mobile Akademie Berlin

World premiere
DIE STILLGESTELLTEN

Performative installation
06.06. & 07.06.
Kampnagel, Vorhalle


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Samar Haddad King / Amir Nizar Zuabi

European premiere
AGAINST A HARD SURFACE

Dance
06.06. - 08.06.
Thalia Gaußstraße


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Belarus Free Theatre

German premiere
BURNING DOORS

Theatre
06.06. - 09.06.
Kampnagel, K2


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Salia Sanou

German premiere
DU DÉSIR D’HORIZONS
Dance
07.06, 09.06.& 10.06.
Kakaospeicher


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Christiane Jatahy

World premiere
MOVING PEOPLE

Site-specific
07.06. - 11.06.
HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum


Christiane Jatahy Brazil

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Mapa Teatro

Guest performance
LOS INCONTADOS

Theatre
08.06. - 10.06.
Kampnagel, K1


Mapa Teatro Colombia

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The Young ClassX

THE YOUNG CLASSX
Concert
08.06.
Kakaospeicher


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Yolanda Gutiérrez

World premiere
URBAN BODIES PROJECT

Site-specifc
09.06. - 11.06.
Chile-Haus


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Hiphop Academy

World premiere
FLIGHT AND COMMAND

Dance
09.06. - 11.06.
Thalia Zelt


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IVO VAN HOVE

German premiere
VU DU PONT

Theatre
09.06. - 11.06.
Thalia Theater


IVO VAN HOVE France

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Lena Chamamyan

OLD HARBORS
Concert
10.06. & 11.06.
Kampnagel, K6


Lena Chamamyan France / Syria

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Omar Rajeh / Maqamat Dance Theatre

Guest performance
BEYTNA

Dance & cooking
10.06. & 11.06.
Thalia Gaußstraße


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