Laila Soliman – WANASET YODIT

Two women from Soltau, Abir Omer and Yodit Akbalat, fled from Sudan to northern Germany several years ago. In 2019 they and four other women from the group My Body Belongs to Me have brought a documentary project of the same name about genital mutilation and being a woman* onto the stage, with dance and songs. They met the Egyptian director Laila Soliman and developed the idea for Wanaset Yodit – a coffee ceremony with Yodit, Abir and the audience. Due to the pandemic and the resulting lockdown, the team had to change their plans: For Theaterformen 2020 the work was premiered in the form of an installation on site in Braunschweig and by post. In a cosy atmosphere with coffee, the audience* can listen to Yodit’s story as an audio/video installation and get in touch with the two friends by phone.

In the live version the living room of Abir and Yodit becomes a stage, the audience sits comfortably on cushions and listens to the stories of the two women in Arabic and German. Here too, they tell their story with a lot of humour. These are stories that we often hear in the media from men, but too seldom from women as main protagonists. Coffee is drunk together and Yodit reads the future from shells to the audience*.
A co-production with the festival Theaterformen 2020, Kaserne Basel, Theater Bremen and HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, Dresden.
With thanks to the expert committee for dance & theatre Basel-Stadt & Basel-Landschaft.
The installation and the live version can be seen at different locations (see shows)
SHOWS
TEAM
BOOKING
KASERNE BASEL - LIVE PERFORMANCE

Sunday, 22. November 2020, 17:00

Saturday, 21. November 2020, 18:30

Friday, 20. November 2020, 18:30

THEATER BREMEN - LIVE PERFORMANCE - CANCELLED

Sunday, 15. November 2020, 16:00

Sunday, 15. November 2020, 11:00

Saturday, 14. November 2020, 18:00

Saturday, 14. November 2020, 14:00

Friday, 13. November 2020, 20:00

Friday, 13. November 2020, 17:00

Thursday, 12. November 2020, 20:00

Thursday, 12. November 2020, 17:00 Premiere

SPRING UTRECHT - INSTALLATION - CANCELLED

Monday, 9. November 2020,

Sunday, 8. November 2020,

Saturday, 7. November 2020,

FESTIVAL THEATERFORMEN BRAUNSCHWEIG - INSTALLATION

Sunday, 12. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Saturday, 11. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Friday, 10. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Thursday, 9. July 2020, 17:00 - 21:00

Wednesday, 8. July 2020, 17:00 - 21:00

Tuesday, 7. July 2020, 17:00 - 21:00

Monday, 6. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Sunday, 5. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Saturday, 4. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Friday, 3. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Thursday, 2. July 2020, 17:00 - 21:00 Premiere

Yodit Akbalat, Abir Omer

Laila Soliman

Moïra Gilliéron

Nancy Mounir

Ahmed Al Saaty

Khalda Yagoob.Panthea

Swantje Möller, Franziska Schmidt, produktionsDOCK

Franziska Schmidt

franziska@prdouktionsdock.ch

SHOWS

KASERNE BASEL - LIVE PERFORMANCE

Sunday, 22. November 2020, 17:00

Saturday, 21. November 2020, 18:30

Friday, 20. November 2020, 18:30

THEATER BREMEN - LIVE PERFORMANCE - CANCELLED

Sunday, 15. November 2020, 16:00

Sunday, 15. November 2020, 11:00

Saturday, 14. November 2020, 18:00

Saturday, 14. November 2020, 14:00

Friday, 13. November 2020, 20:00

Friday, 13. November 2020, 17:00

Thursday, 12. November 2020, 20:00

Thursday, 12. November 2020, 17:00 Premiere

SPRING UTRECHT - INSTALLATION - CANCELLED

Monday, 9. November 2020,

Sunday, 8. November 2020,

Saturday, 7. November 2020,

FESTIVAL THEATERFORMEN BRAUNSCHWEIG - INSTALLATION

Sunday, 12. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Saturday, 11. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Friday, 10. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Thursday, 9. July 2020, 17:00 - 21:00

Wednesday, 8. July 2020, 17:00 - 21:00

Tuesday, 7. July 2020, 17:00 - 21:00

Monday, 6. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Sunday, 5. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Saturday, 4. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Friday, 3. July 2020, 15:00 - 21:00

Thursday, 2. July 2020, 17:00 - 21:00 Premiere

TEAM

Yodit Akbalat, Abir Omer

Laila Soliman

Moïra Gilliéron

Nancy Mounir

Ahmed Al Saaty

Khalda Yagoob.Panthea

Swantje Möller, Franziska Schmidt, produktionsDOCK

BOOKING

Franziska Schmidt

franziska@prdouktionsdock.ch