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Kaffee mit Zucker?

Material performance and documentary theater by Laia RiCa

The room smells pleasantly of coffee. For most people, the smell of this popular beverage triggers positive thoughts: waking up in the morning, having cake in the afternoon, drinking it with pumpkin spice in the fall or the iced version in the summertime. Laia RiCa's performance "Coffee with Sugar?" draws attention to the darker side of coffee that we would rather forget or ignore. It is a tale of exploitation and colonialism that continues to this day. The performer poetically interweaves the history of coffee with her own biography. Laia RiCa grew up in El Salvador and Germany. She brings this biographical experience to the performance piece, as well as her experiences of being in-between: the struggle between two worlds, the constant suspicion of betrayal of her "roots", the questioning of self-perceived inferiority and superiority. And, last but not least, she poses the question of what to do with the knowledge of global injustice. "Coffee with Sugar? " is a theatrical performance that appeals to all senses, while it remains surprising and accessible throughout.

Kaffee C Internationales figuren theater festival Foto Erich Malter 2021
Photos: Internationales figuren.theater.festival, Foto Erich Malter, 2021
Kaffee Mit Zucker ME5882 Erich Malter internationales figuren theater festival 2021
| Foto: Foto: Erich Malter internationales figuren theater festival 2021

Artistic direction, text and performance: Laia Ribera Cañénguez
Dramaturgy & outside-eye: Antonio Cerezo
Music (Live Performance): Yahima Piedra Córdova
Live Visuals: Daniela del Pomar
Stage design: Marian Nketiah
Light design: Vanessa Farfán
Lighting (on tour): Sebastian Solorzano
Dramaturgical consulting: Ruschka Steininger
Artistic collaboration: Leicy Valenzuela
Production assistance: Rodrigo Zorzanelli Cavalcanti

With film footage from "Die Zivilisationsbringer" by Uli Stelzner and Thomas Walther and fragments of poetry by Rosa Chávez.

A production by Laia RiCa in co-production with GFP München/wunder. International Puppet Theatre Festival. Supported by the individual project funding of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
The research was supported by the residency programme Schloss Bröllin, Fidena Residency Programme and TakeCareResidenzen / Fonds Darstellende Künste.

Age: 12+
Language: German with Spanish surtitles

Photo Header: Pablo Hassmann

Duration: 1h 0m
no interval

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