Future-Performance from and with Hajusom,
Ensemble Resonanz, Viktor Marek and Jardin Silmandé

Hajusom and the Ensemble Resonanz question the human action and its consequences for the planet. From the joint research in the media bunker St. Pauli and in cooperation with a partner project in Ouagadougou, the utopian art garden Silmandé, a what-if paradise arises on stage. Performance and music merge with staged plastic worlds in which the relationship between humankind and planet is renegotiated.

SILMANDÉ, the word borrowed from Ouagadougou, means whirl, flurry and dance. The protagonist of SILMANDÉ is the planet. Posthuman beings look back on their history, on the splinter in the human eye and on the debris over which plants now proliferate into the universe.

What does the new life look like?
Retreat or revolution?

In order to question the reckless actions of humans and their consequences for the planet, Hajusom and musicians of Ensemble Resonanz have joined forces in the media bunker St. Pauli to form an art laboratory. In the Jardin Silmandé partner project in Ouagadougou, meanwhile, neighbors from the area planted trees against the raging desertification in West Africa. A research trip by Hajusom confirmed the potential of the garden as a radical paradise for the stage.

On Stage, video images of the real garden will merge with a new world of plastic. Amoeba-like, the performers glide through the age of the first human experiences of nature, they begin to dominate, exploit, become fleeing from the self-generated, tremendous change in their environment. Viktor Marek, musical director of Hajusom, Wolfgang Mitterer, one of the leading composers of our time, Ensemble Resonanz - Residency orchestra of the Elbphilharmonie - and Patrick Kabré, initiator of the garden Silmandé, provide the soundtrack of electronic sounds, flexible micromusiccs, fragments of new and ld music as well as improvisations and rap.

The transnational collective Hajusom is a unique initiative that has been creating artistic works for 17 years with originally underage unaccompanied refugees, celebrating success both locally and internationally.


From and with

Ensemble Hajusom: Hamed Ahmadi, Inoussa Dabré, Zandile Darko, Francesco Di Bari, Farzad Fadai, Elmira Ghafoori, Katalina Götz, Aboubakar Badi Maiga, Nebou N'Diaye, Reza Rafii, Dennis Robert


Ensemble Resonanz

Violin: Juditha Haeberlin, Tom Glöckner
Viola: Tim-Erik Winzer, David Schlage

Violoncello: Jörn Kellermann
Double bass: John Eckhardt
Singer: Julia Mihály.

Artistic Team / Concept

Artistic Director / Concept / Director: Ella Huck, Dorothea Reinicke
Musical direction / concept: Judith Haeberlin, Viktor Marek, Tim-Erik Winzer;
Composition: Viktor Marek, Wolfgang Mitterer
Equipment: Michael Böhler, Markus Lohmann, Jelka Plate
Choreography: Josep Garcia Caballero, Jochen Roller
Musician and initiator Jardin Silmandé: Patrick Kabré
Video: Joseph "Chocho" Tapsoba
Sound design: Manuel Horstmann Lighting design: Marek Lamprecht
Co-director: Lea Connert
Assistant director: Zandile Darko
Guest student: Vivienne Lütteken
Internship: Marlene Helling
Production Management: Lea Connert, Dorothee Halbrock, Heike Ressel;
Project coordination: Julia zur Lippe, Elisa Erkelenz
Assistance: Ariane Batou-To Van
Public relations and supporting program: Elisa Erkelenz, Ania Faas
Photography: Arnold Morascher
Videography: Mathis Menneking
Graphic: Antje Haack /
Logo: Rocket & Wink
Thanks to: Lore Hofmann and Dostan Catering!



Premiere: 1.6.2017, Kampnagel Hamburg // Theater der Welt.


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Silmandé is a cooperation of Hajusom e.V., Ensemble Resonanz and Jardin Silmandé Burkina Faso in coproduction with Kampnagel Hamburg, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster, Carrefour National de Théâtre de Ouagadougou CITO, Goethe Institute Ouagadougou.

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Cultural Office of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ilse and Dr. Ing. Horst Rusch Foundation, Hamburg Cultural Foundation, Rudolf Augstein Foundation and Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin.


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