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Seven people in turquoise plastic rain capes stand outside with their backs to the camera and look out over Hamburg harbour and the cranes. The sky is soft blue-white.
© Mo Poori
Seven people in turquoise plastic rain capes stand outside with their backs to the camera and look out over Hamburg harbour and the cranes. The sky is soft blue-white.
© Mo Poori

Compagnie Artistique Carrefour / X Perspektiven

Port à Port

A translocal performance project about two port cities and their postcolonial connections.

Tickets:

12 Euro

Info

Meeting point: Lohsepark / at the exit of the subway station HafenCity Universität.
In case of safe weather and light rain, the performance will take place. Please dress according to the weather. Current information: x-perspektiven.com

Past dates

Saturday

8/13/22

8:00 PM

different location

Sunday

8/14/22

8:00 PM

different location

Wednesday

8/17/22

8:00 PM

different location

European ports are often romanticized as »gates to the world«. Narratives of new beginnings and cosmopolitanism continue to dominate when talking about port cities, while their role in the transatlantic slave trade, imperialism and colonialism is too often ignored. Yet they can be read as focal points for questions about colonialities of consumption, global production chains and unequal distribution of resources.

Port à Port is a translocal theatre project by Compagnie Artistique Carrefour and X Perspektiven with participants from Hamburg and Lomé. Over several months, the two groups embarked on a theatrical research into the historical and contemporary connections between the two port cities. After a stage version was created in Lomé (February 2022), Port à Port now takes the audience on a mobile performance in the port of Hamburg as part of the International Summer Festival to reveal postcolonial entanglements and create new stories between Hamburg and Lomé.

Port à Port Visual Neu
© Kampnagel
A young black man stands in front of a light blue, slightly cloudy sky and looks up. He is wearing a grey-blue T-shirt. Someone else is standing behind him. In the far background, the port of Hamburg and its cranes can be seen.
© Mo Poori
Seven people of different colours take a group selfie with a smile. They are standing on a bridge in front of a modern grey row of houses.
© Mo Poori
A Black man with short hair stands with his back to the camera and is cut off to the side by the edge of the picture. In front of him, another Black man is climbing through a railing. In the background is the port of Hamburg and a slightly cloudy sky.
© Mo Poori
Seven people with different skin colours stand on a square at Hamburg harbour and are illuminated by the sun.
© Mo Poori
Seven people in turquoise plastic rain capes stand outside with their backs to the camera and look out over Hamburg harbour and the cranes. The sky is soft blue-white.
© Mo Poori

Concept, Artistic Direction: Marléne Douty, Eliana Schüler, Valeria Stocker, Koffi Edem Touglo Artistic Collaboration: Leicy Valenzuela Performance: Atsou Jean Adzigbli, Brigitte Sefako Abra Agbokou, Viola Güse, Segnon Guy Hounou, Delphin Semevo Hountondji, Félicité Notson Kodjo-Atsou, Djani David Mikem, Nebou N’Diaye, Naomi Kelechi Odhiambo, Yulia Suárez Bergmann Production PK3000 / Katja Kruglikova, X Perspektiven, Compagnie Artistique Carrefour Administration: ASA-FF e.V.

SUPPORTED BY ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Department for Culture and Media, Gwärtler Stiftung, Freundinnen und Freunde der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Amadeu Antonia Stiftung, Umverteilen! - Stiftung für eine solidarische Welt.

With the kind support of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH.