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A musical documentary performance on the soundtracks of war.

  • May 19 2022 - May 22 2022

UN:IMAGINABLE is one remarkable theatre production resulting from lived realities of trauma, war, segregation and exile. In the 1990s the conflicts in Rwanda and the Balkans shattered the world and remain recorded as two of the bloodiest events in modern history. However, testimonies and stories continue to this day. Many have fled their home country and some have reached Germany, a space glorified as paradise.

Society is stuck in suppressed fear and hatred leading to further conflicts while in denial of histories untold. UN:IMAGINABLE mirrors the banality of evil and its connection to everyday, mundane life and deals with the hour prior to death in the lives of victims and perpetrators.

“In a monochrome universe that embraces the promises of uncertainty, the future lies before us like an unwritten book. We all have to think together about what we can change now.” -Hope Azeda

UN:IMAGINABLE is a transnational documentary musical theater exploring various forms of healing within spheres of repetitive histories, war, genocide and existence in disapora. Following the intense weeks of sharing, exchanging and learning, more than 20 people across 6 countries collectively contribute to a new media and offline experience with narratives told that are essentially human.

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Language: English
collage: Duduetsang Lamola (@blk.banaana)

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Entire program

Wednesday, May 18th – World premiere

18:00 h: reception (cafe)
19:15 h: Presentation and introduction with ShaNon Bobinger & Melina Borcak (Hall)
19:30 p.m.: Performance + subsequent exchange

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Thursday, May 19 – performance

19:00 p.m.: Doors open
19:30 p.m.: Performance (Hall)

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Friday, May 20th – Quo Vadis, Aida?

19:00 h: Screening and Q&A (Club)

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Saturday, May 21 - Post-War Healing

15:00 p.m.: Panel discussion on how art serves as a form of healing and trauma reflection: on the urgency and politics of remembering with Ariana Žustra, Emilia Roig, Maryan Abdulkarim, Jasmina Musić (garden/cafe)

16:00 p.m. – 19:00 p.m.: Kids' Party with DJ (TBC) (Club)

21:00 p.m. – 03:00 a.m.: Afro-Balkan, Queer Electro Party feat. Robert Soko et al (club)

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Sunday May 22 – Queer Sounds & Taste of Post-Heimat

10:00 a.m. – 15:00 p.m.: Afro-Slavic Brunch with DJ Set Zen Jefferson (Garden/Café)

15:00 p.m.: Panel discussion “What about us? Germany's selective welcome culture with Ouassima Laabich, Nina Aleric, ShaNon Bobinger and Tete Loeper (garden/cafe)

16:00 p.m.: Out of Time Embassy – Jam Session/ Sonic Intervention feat. KATHARINHA (garden/ café)

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19:00 p.m.: door opening (hall)
19:30 p.m.: Performance – UN:IMAGINABLE (Hall)

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UN:IMAGINABLE is produced by Oyoun Berlin, Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company Rwanda and Sarajevo War Theater Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Supported in the fund TURN2 the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Heinrich Böll Foundation.