Maji Maji Flava cultural collaboration premiers in Kassel,Germany

Maji Maji Flava is a collaboration between Flinn Works (Kassel/Berlin) and Asedeva (Dar es Salaam).Taking the MAJI MAJI WAR (1905 – 1907) of Tanzanian resistance against German colonial rule as its point of departure, the project asks: What are perspectives on the Maji Maji War today? How can we represent a war that is at the same time myth, legend, taboo and historical event? The artists and performers creating this work have radically different artistic, cultural and geopolitical perspectives. Exoticism will be deconstructed, cultural stereotypes and opposing perspectives examined and performatively articulated.

Maji Maji Flava will create an imaginative and generative artistic space in which language slips between German, Swahili and English, abstract theatre clashes with driving rhythms, magic confounds science, and contemporary dance co-exists with satire.

Creation and Performance: Isack Peter Abeneko, Jan S. Beyer, Sabrina Ceesay, Konradin Kunze, Shabani Mugado, Lisa Stepf

Direction: Sophia Stepf

Choreography: Isack Peter Abeneko

Music: Jan S. Beyer

Set & Costume Design: Brigitte Schima

Assistant & Documentary Film: Julia Gechter

Technical Director Kassel: Christian Franzen

Production ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture. A Flinn Works/Flinntheater e.V. production, in cooperation with ASEDEVA and in collaboration with Staatstheater Kassel.

Funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Cultural Department of the City of Kassel, the Goethe-Institute Daressalam and the Vijana Vipaji Foundation. | | |


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