Brett Bailey
Sanctuary


SOUTH AFRIKA // Performative installation
 

South African director Brett Bailey has been raising questions about racism and post-colonialism for years. His performances – from operas to site-specific, theatrical installations – investigate the complex relationships between Africa and Europe, between mythology and the atrocities of empire. His new work, SANCTUARY, is an immersive journey into the surreal terrain of the European Union in crisis, as xenophobia and populism flourish and as surveillance and border controls expand. Upon entering a prison-like labyrinth, spectators encounter a series of vivid scenes, charged with symbolism, that convey both the states of limbo in which so many refugees and immigrants find themselves and the states of insecurity of the European citizens who fear them. SANCTUARY considers notions of home: homes lost, homes threatened, and homes yearned for. Bailey created a sequence of scenes during a two-year research phase, which included stints at several refugee camps around Europe. The cast features eight multilingual performers, ranging in age from 20- to 70-years-old, and includes refugees, immigrants, activists, and interpreters from the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. The performers departed from Bailey’s scenes to develop fictional characters that confront the rupturing of their sanctuaries. The hall in the former train station in the Oberhafen, a place where nothing ever seems to happen, is an ideal location for Bailey’s work.


Theater der Welt 2017

©Kerstin Behrendt


Theater der Welt 2017

©Kerstin Behrendt


Theater der Welt 2017

©Kerstin Behrendt

GERMAN PREMIERE


In German and English language

The venue is not wheelchair-accessible

CONCEPT, DESIGN AND DIRECTION
Brett Bailey

DRAMATURG
Eyad Houssami

SOUND DESIGN
Manolis Manousakis

SOUND PATTERNS „NEROLI”
Brian Eno

LIGHTNING DESIGNER
Colin Legras

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 
Miguel Munoz

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Jan Ryan, Barbara Mathers

WITH
Magd Asaad, Sandrella Dakdouk,Francoise Hémy, Karam Al Kafri, Muna Mussie, Ian Robert, Nidal Sultan, Lionel Tomm

A production of „Third World Bunfight“ in co-production with Onassis Cultural Center / Fast Forward Festival Athen, Kampnagel Hamburg, Festival de Marseille / ExtraPôle Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Vooruit Gent, Teatro Maria Martos Lissabon, LIFT Festival London, Künst­lerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, Teatro Municipal Porto und Maillon and Théâtre De Strasbourg – Scène Européenne.

Funded through TURN (by the German Federal Cultural Foundation). Supported by Gebr. Heinemann. Presented by Theater der Welt 2017

„Third World Bunfight“ was supported by The National Lottery Distribution Trust Found South Africa


DATE / TIME


05.06. 17:00
Deutschlandpremiere

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08.06. 17:00 
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Shuttle service to HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum after the performance

09.06. 20:00
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10.06. 17:00
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Admittance every 5 minutes in small groups. Duration approx. 45 minutes. Reservations recommended.

10.06. 14:00
PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THE ENSEMBLE

Baakenhöft, HAVEN - Das Festivalzentrum


LOCATION


HafenCity, Oberhafenquartier, Halle 3
Stockmeyerstraße 41
20457Hamburg

Limited parking possibilities


LOCATION MAP


TICKET PRICE


18 Euro / red. 9 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


FERNANDO RUBIO Argentina

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PAPER TIGER THEATER STUDIO / TIAN GEBING

World premiere
500 METERS

Performance
26.05.-28.05
Thalia Gaußstraße


PAPER TIGER THEATER STUDIO / TIAN GEBING China

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WAEL SHAWKY

World premiere
THE SONG OF ROLAND:
THE ARABIC VERSION

Music performance
26.05. - 29.05.
Kampnagel, K2


WAEL SHAWKY Egypt / United Arab Emirates

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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
 


Trio Joubran (feat. Youssef Hbeisch) Palestine / France

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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


Gintersdorfer / Klaßen Hamburg

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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


Hannah Hurtzig / Mobile Akademie Berlin Berlin

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Samar Haddad King / Amir Nizar Zuabi

European premiere
AGAINST A HARD SURFACE

Dance
06.06. - 08.06.
Thalia Gaußstraße


Samar Haddad King / Amir Nizar Zuabi Palestine

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Belarus Free Theatre

German premiere
BURNING DOORS

Theatre
06.06. - 09.06.
Kampnagel, K2


Belarus Free Theatre Belarus / U.K.

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Salia Sanou

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


Salia Sanou Burkina Faso

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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


The Young ClassX Hamburg

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Yolanda Gutiérrez

World premiere
URBAN BODIES PROJECT

Site-specifc
09.06. - 11.06.
Chile-Haus


Yolanda Gutiérrez Hamburg

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Hiphop Academy

World premiere
FLIGHT AND COMMAND

Dance
09.06. - 11.06.
Thalia Zelt


Hiphop Academy Hamburg

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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


Omar Rajeh / Maqamat Dance Theatre Lebanon

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