The theatre laboratory session invites various Berlin-based women’s groups (working on social development and arts education within diverse communities) for an aesthetic experience facilitated by BÁRBARA SANTOS. It will focus on creating spaces responding to daily conflicts of living and racial experiences in Berlin, proposing a different dialogue about integration. This experience for women combines physical and vocal performance intervention, bringing together international narratives. It will consider spaces for memory to be enacted, a theatre of the living monument as a transient space where identities are not fixed. The women will share experiences and negotiate spaces they create contesting their own and others’ histories to re-invent the notion of integration in Berlin, exiting spaces of segregation and breaking colonial exhibitionary impulses.
The public event will bring together an evening open to the public with the result of the theatre laboratory and an introduction to the work of Squat Monument focusing particularly on Black Women’s Legacy in Women’s Movements in the early 20th century in Germany and a screening of the films Deutsche Frauenkolonialschule (1937) and Polyglot by Amelia Umuhire (2015). The event is facilitated by Nathalie Mba Bikoro & Anaïs Héraud.
Please register until 18 December 2015 via:
19 Dec 2015 | Sat | 10am-6pm
Workshop: ¿INTEGRATION? Workshop Theatre Laboratory with Bárbara Santos, 10am-6pm
19 Dec 2015 | Sat | 7pm
Presentation: Squat Monument by Nathalie Mba Bikoro and Anais Héraud 7pm