Rimini Apparat GbR
c/o Hebbel am Ufer
Cuba has always been a projection space for utopians and their critics. In the 60th year of the revolution, four young Cubans search for traces of history: after the revolution, Faustino Pérez became the first minister for nationalization of property after the revolution. His grandson Daniel still has a catalogue from an auction where confiscated barrettes and seaside villas were sold. Together with him on stage: 24-year-old software programmer Christian who traces his grandfather's path to the Angolan civil war, and Milagro, a history student, who tries to understand why the revolution that enabled her to study will barely allow her to earn a living once she becomes a professor.
In Granma. Trombones from Havana, together with the 31-year-old musician Diana, whose grandfather was once one of the founding members of the „Orquesta Maravillas de Florida“, these young Cubans embark on a journey through time in which they tell the stories of their families over multiple generations and intertwine them with contemporary sociopolitical questions of a country that is changing. In the company of the composer Ari Benjamin Meyers and four trombones they exercise a revolutionary music practice: they learn to do together something that they thought would never be possible before.
Artistic director: Stefan Kaegi
Dramaturgy: Aljoscha Begrich, Yohayna Hernández, Ricardo Sarmiento (assistant)
Stage: Aljoscha Begrich, Julia Casabona (assistant)
Video: Mikko Gaestel in collaboration with Marta María Borrás
Composition: Ari Benjamin-Meyers
Sound Design: Tito Toblerone, Aaron Ghantus
Costumes: Julia Casabona
Technical Direction: Sven Nichterlein
Production management: Maitén Arns
Cast: Milagro Álvarez Leliebre, Daniel Cruces-Pérez, Christian Paneque Moreda, Diana Sainz Mena.
Lausanne, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne: 28–31 March 2019
Basel, Kaserne Basel: 3–4 April 2019
Bologna, Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione: 10–11 April 2019
Montréal, FTA (Festival international de danse et théâtre à Montréal): 28–30 May 2019