Herero Land

Herero L
and

A German-­Namibian (hi)story directed by David Ndjavera and Gernot Grünewald
Costume
Cynthia Schimming
Mitarbeit Fassung
Aldo Behrens
Produktionsleitung
Jana Lüthje
Live-music
Rudolf Dantago Schimming
Ben Kandukira
With
Jonas Anders
Otja Henock Kambaekua
Oliver Mallison
Jörg Pohl
Toini Ruhnke
Glenn-Nora Zeupareje Tjipura
Gift Uzera
Lizette Vezemboua Kavari
West Uarije

In this extraordinary collaboration artists from Germany and Namibia grapple together with their communal colonial past. During the first genocide of the 20th century, committed 1904 against the Herero and Nama peoples by the Germans, 80 per cent of the Herero were killed. A Namibian-German ensemble now approaches this traumatic chapter in the colonial history of “German South West Africa” in this international co-production.


David Ndjavera, named Namibia’s best director and himself a Herero descendent, stages this production together with Gernot Grünewald, who is well known for his documentary theatre work on political themes. The bilateral examination scrutinizes this shocking moment in history not just from the perspective of the German perpetrators, but allows a direct exchange with the descendants of the Herero on stage.

 

What do former colonizers and colonized have to say to each other, over 100 years after the fact?

 

In German and English with German Surtitles

 

After the premiere in Hamburg “Hereroland" will be presented at the National Theatre of Namibia in Windhoek.

 

Duration 1:30h

World Premiere 19th January 2020, thalia gauß

  

21. January after the performance:

Christina Bellingen (Dramaturgy) talking to David Ndjavera, Gernot Grünewald & Ensemble


22. January after the performance:

Christina Bellingen talking to Prof. Dr. J. Zimmerer (Forschungsstelle Hamburgs (post-)koloniales Erbe), David Ndjavera, Gernot Grünewald & Ensemble

 

 

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