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(ILL)LEGAL: A solidarity performance event for and with people in danger of deportation, 18-19 april

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11141126_875920765797588_1221758430109639962_o(ILL)LEGAL is a mini-festival created as a platform to give the refugee community, an undeniable part of the social makeup of Berlin, a chance to tell their own story in their own voice. Two performance dates! Saturday April 18 at 19:00 Sunday April 19 at 17:00 https://www.facebook.com/events/1562022914037443/ During 5 workshop days, people struggling with the threat of deportation will be invited to create their own performance to tell their story. This can take the form of music, poetry, dance, theater, etc. These will be presented in a kind of “Refugee Cabaret”, an open stage cabaret style mix of different performances. Along with this, we will also present the theater show “Star Boy Productions: The illegal things people do to become legal”, a guest performance by Ahil Ratmanohan from Antwerp in which 3 African migrants invite the audience into their world of clandestine survival tactics, explaining the lengths one can and must go to in order to remain in Europe. Also in this program, Lis:sanga Dance Company (Lis:sanga is lingalá for „community”) will present a showing of their newest piece in development, “Bolero”, in which 20 dancers age 5 – 70 from different countries and cultural backgrounds seek togetherness through their dissimilarities. PROGRAM: “Refugee Cabaret” open stage performances from professional and amateur refugee artists in Berlin featuring: Mouhammed (Niger) Abdusalam (Niger) Assoumane (Niger) Bakari (Guinea) Tresor (Cameroon) Geraud (Cameroon) Nelson (Nigeria) “Bolero” from Lis:sanga Tanzcompanie “Star Boy Productions: The Illegal Things People Do To Become Legal” from Ahil Ratnamohan DATE: April 18 at 19:00 April 19 at 17:00 LOCATION: ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi Gustav-Adolf-Str. 2 13086 Berlin TICKETS: Donation from 8€ cash at the door. Profits go to the refugee community in Berlin. Free entry for Refugees. PARTNERS: Ahil Ratmanohan http://www.aculturedleftfoot.com/ Voix des Migrants http://www.voixdesmigrants.com/ Lis:sanga Dance Company http://www.lissanga-dance-company.org/

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