JONA — STORIES FROM THE UNDERGROUND

ONLINE - PREMIERE
11.04.2021

Artistic direction:

Silvana Buchwald

Stefan Herrmann

Jan Patrick Brandt

 

Project management:

Christina Siegert

 

Lighting:

Kevin Arkenberg

 

Video editing:

Viktoria Gurina

 

Photos:

Nathan Dreessen

 

With special thanks to:

Helena Nguyen

Holger Naatz

Facing and mastering challenges, looking for a new beginning – these themes have strongly accompanied us as a society in the past year and largely determined our lives. At the same time, they also formed the centre of the artistic debate in the first project year of MOSAIC.

Our participants have dealt with their very personal moments of departure, of doubt, of uncertainty and have tried to express them in texts, pictures, dances.

How we would have loved to present the resulting scenes as a theatre performance to you! Live. On location, in a close and intimate exchange. But 2020 did not want it that way. The Corona pandemic has forced almost the entire cultural sector in front of the computers and thus destroyed experiencing emotions together.

Or do the rules of distance and the restrictions offer the chance for new creativity, new forms, new possibilities of personal expression? This question will continue to accompany us in 2021.

JONA – STORIES FROM THE UNDERGROUND was realized within the framework of the integration project MOSAIC. MOSAIC was made possible by funding from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees through funds from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs.

Anyone interested in participating in MOSAIC is welcome to come to a rehearsal. It is possible to join at any time. We look forward to getting to know you! Just send us a message here.

ON THE ANCIENT STREETS OF DAMASCUS

HALA KADOURA

AT THE SEA

SIDRA NASSO 

“For me it is important to look back, to see and reflect on my development. So that I can appreciate the past. I hope that there is hope for people with similar experiences.”

“Sitting by the sea and lying there.

Sitting by the sea watching the birds fly.

Sitting by the sea listening to music.

Sitting by the sea. The sun shines beautifully.”

WHERE

LOTTE MUNO

BUTTERFLY

SEVIN CHABABO

“Many young adults are in my situation and don’t know what to do next, which path is the right one. Telling stories helps to show that it’s not bad if you’re not sure sometimes, or even if you’ve taken the wrong path.”

“I feel strong when we are all on trial and having fun.

When you tell stories,

you think in pictures and get your feelings across better.”

THE SEEMINGLY HAPPY BIRD

NAZLIE NASSO

CONTINUE

RONJA KUNST

“When I talk about my story and find someone who listens to me without judging them, it’s a wonderful feeling and I feel good.

I strengthen myself through theatre, I meet new people who accompany me in this process. In theatre I feel that I can do something. I learn that I can show my own strength.”

“Telling stories helps

to communicate to other people

that they are not alone with certain feelings like anger and despair.”

OLIVE TREE

MERYAM LAHNINE

THE RIGHT WAY

ABBAS OBBAID

“Listening to my own voice.

That I can be brave and strong.

I have a big heart and I don’t give up easily.

The hope in me is strong.”

“MOSAIC is a new experience for me. I am always curious to know more, to learn more. Storytelling for me is remembering. To learn something new from the stories.”

We would like to thank our cooperation partners for their generous support!