- Raphael Moussa Hillebrand, Jasmin Blümel-Hillebrand / Somɔgɔ Kollektiv (Berlin)
World premiere / An euro-scene Leipzig production
UBUNTU CONNECTION is a fundamentally newly conceived competition by euro-scene Leipzig on two evenings: 16 artists from dance and new circus get on stage for and with one another. With live music, they conquer the space in a battle from one round to the next and then create the UBUNTU CONNECTION with the audience. After every round, a jury decides who has used the power and art of togetherness most impressively.
The inspiring approach of “ubuntu” embodies the desire for a constructive fundamental attitude based on respect, empathy, participation, change and hope. This human attitude to a collective worldview has great relevance in many countries in sub-Sahara Africa and is unified in the single word “Ubuntu”, which can originally be found in the Bantu languages of the Zulu and Xhosa: “A human becomes human through other humans.””Ubuntu” understands individuals and their reality of life as embedded in society. Away from “I think, therefore I am” towards “I am, because we are!” Prominent representative of this philosophy was the first democratically elected president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela. UBUNTU CONNECTION encourages a decolonial change of perspective.
UBUNTU CONNECTION encourages you to accept a decolonial change of perspective. On the first evening, the participants introduce themselves with their solo performances, and on the second evening, a battle session follows. A jury member will be selected from the audience in the evening. Let yourself be surprised!
On Wednesday, 9. November we will show the film DIE GESCHICHTE DES STREETDANCE at the Passage Kinos.
Price for both evenings (combined ticket): 30,00 € / reduced 15,00 €
Concept Raphael Moussa Hillebrand, Jasmin Blumel-Hillebrand (Somɔgɔ Kollektiv) Moderation Raphael Moussa Hillebrand Jury Natisa Exocé Kasongo alias Exote OOB Kasongo (Berlin), Georgina Philp / House of Saint Laurent (Mother Leo, Berlin), Marcos Vinicius da Silva (Leipzig), Tadios Cherenet (Berlin) Live music Sonic In(ter)ventions
Production euro-scene Leipzig Cooperation Somɔgɔ Kollektiv Supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, supported by the German Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the context of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz