Paradise Mastaz

Peculiar foam puppets as European tourists and wooden puppets in West African design as protagonists of migration are launched by the performers. On unequal travel routes they are all in search of an ominous "paradise". Hajusom has the threasds in their hands and shows who the true masters of paradise are and how string-pullers are built and dismantled in the global game of power.

The puppets were created in cooperation with the legendary puppet artists from Berlin Niklas Loycke / Das Helmi and from Bamako / Mali Yaya Coulibaly / Compagnie Sogolon. Viktor Marek & Knarf Rellöm let puppets and performers dance with their live beats

From and with

Ensemble Hajusom: Pegah Aghamohammadi, Joshua Amponsah, Mariama Babjie, Aboubakar Badi Maiga, Amelan-Maria Comoé, Zandile Darko, Francesco Di Bari, Farzad Fadai, Omied Khademsaba, Aimee Nhung Le, Isaac Lokolong, Sarah Owusu, Rahmat Rezai, Dennis Robert, Priscilla Schätz, Bernard Schätz

Artistic Team/Concept

Director: Ella Huck, Dorothea Reinicke
Co-director: Katharina Oberlik
Space: Markus Lohmann
Costume: Jelka Plate
Choreography: Can Gülec, Franklyn Kakyire, Friederike Lampert

Guest artists

Puppets: Yaya Coulibaly (Théâtre Sogolon Bamako), Niklas Loycke (Das Helmi Berlin)
Music: Viktor Marek, Knarf Rellöm
Choreography: Can Gülec, Franklyn Kakyire


Premiere: April 12th , 2013, Kampnagel Hamburg co-production Hajusom e.V. with Kampnagel Hamburg, Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster


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Paradise Mastaz