Tempelhofer Feld, Eingang Columbiadamm Stage
Image: Tara Deacon

Ko Shebeen – Countering the Obvious (Postponed until further notice)

Performance by Thabo Thindi
In the frame of Sommer Tanz 2021 und Criss-Crossing Encounters 2021

ATTENTION: Due to weather conditions, the event unfortunately cannot take place on 27.8. as planned. In order to be accessible to as many people as possible, we want to stick to our open air plan and are eagerly waiting for the sun to shine. Stay up to date!

This is where we tell our stories, exchange ideas, have heated political discussions, dance to live music, relax while reminiscing about the past and plan the future. The audience become part of the play. An eclectic of partially choreographed, partially improvised performances (dance + music + theatre) intertwined with storytelling reflecting the everyday reality of Black lives. Presented in a casually engaging open scenario. The audiences become part and designers of the show through physical and/or verbal engagement. This is a show for everyone who feels the compelled to engage and change perspectives to make this world a better place for everyone who lives in it irrespective of their races, gender, sexual orientation, class and so forth.  It’s a two hour long outdoor event comprising of dance, music, theatre, reflections and storytelling while simultaneously running a visual projections which portrays the everyday realities of Black lives with the primary focus in Germany.

Thabo Thindi

Thabo Thindi is a South African born who intertwines performance, filmmaking, photography and storytelling to explore the potential and role of artistic practice as a catalyst to ignite dialogue and social change. Issues such as discrimination of varies kinds including race, sexual orientation, gender, displacement, refugees, identity, inter-culture etc form the central bases of his theme of work.  
Free admission
Corona regulations for events at Tempelhofer Feld are the 3-G rules (vaccinated, tested or recovered) and contact tracking via LucaApp. We have a mobile testing station on site where everyone can get tested for free. You can register in advance so that the testing itself is quick. Here is the link to the registration: https://www.mein-schnelltest.com/register. As we are currently hearing more and more positive cases of vaccination, we as organisers would appreciate it if as many people as possible could be tested for everyone's safety.
A project of Tanzfabrik Kreuzberg gUG | Supported by the National Performance Network (NPN) - Stepping-Out, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance.