22. & 23. April 2023 | Heimathafen Neukölln
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“My grandmother always said, there is no better beginning than: my grandmother said…”

In the performance GRANDMOTHERS OF THE FUTURE, five women face the tradition lines of their own (female) stories and history and examine them from a transcultural and feministic perspective. They look for differences and commonalities in the lives of their German, Greek, Iranian and Palestinian grandmothers starting at the beginnings of the early 20th century until today. Two generations later, the performers ask themselves and each other the question: How did you become the woman you are today? The performance is focussing on the cultural heritage that every one of us carries inside with regards to a pluralized society combining different and multi-voiced stories on an equal footing. Together, they create a space for negotiating social processes, retrospections, future scenarios and common reveries over the course of three generations on two different continents.


On stage: Jamila Al-Yousef, Javeh Asefdjah, Bianca Künzel, Phaedra Pisimisi und Carina Sperk
Equipment/Set Design: Ria Papadopoulou
Choreography: Phaedra Pisimisi
Dramaturgy: Matin Soofipour Omam und Dorle Trachternach
Music: Jamila Al-Yousef
Sound Design: Niovi Kitsiou und Robinson Skyabove
Assistant Director: Serena Knüpper
Production Management: Carina Graf
Light: Eckehard Merholz
Sound: Jens Ewald
Internal Premiere: May 7th, 2021 / Halle 21 / Düsseldorf

Supported by: Fonds Darstellende Künste, Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste