Back Up Story


Back Up Story is about many things: commercial art, magical powers, physical laws, utopias, and fame. The actors, who once became stars thtough West Side Story, end up in jail after intrigues by the producer. They discover the revolutionary power of art, overcome space and time, and almost randomly enter different dimensions. With playful elegance and daring dance, they embark on the paths of modern string theories and current physics. The Finnish musician Jimi Tenor and the band KabuKabu play with references to the West Side Story and incorporate stylistic elements of various musical genres from jazz to funk, soul and hip hop, as well as quotes of traditional music from the various countries of origin of the Ensemble members.

From and with

Ensemble Hajusom: Ibrahima Bah, Winifred Brown, Ama Hellhammer, Aminatu Jalloh, Nhung Le, Arman Marzak, Ismael Nabe, Clare Nakayenga, Mable Opoku-Sarkodie, Ben Sanogo-Willers, Djamilatou Sebou-Assoumanou, Jean Naomi Zulu, Rita Zulu

Aritsitc Team/Concept

Direction: Ella Huck, Claude Jansen, Dorothea Reinicke
Space: Michael Böhler
Textile: Objekte: Ruth May

Guest artists

Music: Jimi Tenor & Kabukabu
Choreography: Angela Guerreiro, Friederike Lampert, Johnny Lloyd



Premiere: December 6th,  2008,  Kampnagel Hamburg
Hajusom in cooperation with CulturCooperation e.V., in Koproduktion mit Kampnagel Hamburg


LINKS: PressPhotos

Back Up Story