7 Leben

It is said that cats have seven lives (7 Leben) - for the performers of the Hajusom ensemble, who fled without parents from West African countries, Ethiopia, Iran and Afghanistan to Hamburg, this could also be a magic formula for their own survival. Fled 7 times from war-torn and crisis-ridden countries, traveled long distances 7 times under daring conditions, and landed 7 times in Hamburg on the hard chairs of the foreigners authority. Unbroken in their zest for life, they sweep pop and hip-hop beats across the stage.


From and with

Ensemble Hajusom

Artistic Team

Concept, direction: Ella Huck, Dorothea Reinicke
Choreography: Jochen Roller
Music dramaturgy: Claude Jansen
Space: Kristina Hoffmann
Costume: Heike Hallenga


Premiere: Decemebr 5th,  2000, Fabrik Hamburg
Hajusom in cooperation with Kunstwerk e.V.


LINKS: Photos, Press

7 Leben