A bare-chested Black woman wears a grey bottom and a large white turban. She has turned her upper body away and carries a white stick on her shoulder on which five white baby dolls are impaled.
© Vincent Zoblel
A bare-chested Black woman wears a grey bottom and a large white turban. She has turned her upper body away and carries a white stick on her shoulder on which five white baby dolls are impaled.
© Vincent Zoblel

Rébecca Chaillon

Carte Noire Nommée Désir

Tickets:

15 Euro (conc. 9 Euro, [k]-Karte 7,50 Euro)

Past dates

Friday

10/14/22

7:30 PM

k2

2:40 Std.

Saturday

10/15/22

7:30 PM

k2

2:40 Std.

Since the 1980s, a French coffee brand has been advertising its product »Carte noire a coffee called desire« by staging white heterosexual couples. Based on the slogan of that time, the promising director Rébecca Chaillon together with her great ensemble now invites you to a brilliant evening of theater: White desire – and its often racist social imagery – is put in the glaring spotlight in the context of colonization, hypersexualization and exoticization of the bodies of people of color. The view of the body and the stage is deconstructed in dissecting poetic language and biting humor, milk foam battles and cocoa powder clouds, tender scenes of caring as well as acrobatic interludes and audience confrontation by eight virtuosic performers in an image-rich show. Rébecca Chaillon showed a work-in-progress at Kampnagel 2019 and now brings the finished piece back to Hamburg.

Trigger Warning:

  • The performance contains explicit content that may be disturbing to BIPoC* and especially people affected by colonial racism. In addition, the performance contains nudity. Photography and filming are not permitted.
  • Strobe lights, fog and bleach will be used during the performance.

Text and direction Rébecca Chaillon With Bebe Melkor-Kadior, Estelle Borel, Rébecca Chaillon, Aurore Déon, Maëva Husband alternating with Olivia Mabounga, Ophelia Mac, Makeda Monnet, Founé Tounkara alternating with Fatou Siby Dramaturgy Céline Champinot Assistant Director Olivia Mabounga and Jojo Armaing Set Design Camille Riquier and Shehrazad Dermé Sound Design & Direction Elisa Monteil and Issa Gouchène General & Stage Direction Suzanne Péchenart Lighting design & direction Myriam Adjalle Construction Samuel Chenier and Baptiste Odet Artistic collaboration Aurore Déon, Suzanne Péchenart Production / development L'Oeil Ecoute - Mara Teboul & Elise Bernard Tour logistics / communication L'Oeil Ecoute - Lise Barbut Translation from French Lisa Wegener Translation from English Kate Brown Surtitles Lisa Wegener

With the kind support of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture.

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künstle and by ZEIT Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.