to build to bury to remember

Sarah Ama Duah & Team
Playing times
Fr 02.06 · 17:00 - 17:40 Fr 02.06 · 20:00 - 20:40
40 min
Admission price

13 € | 8 € reduced + booking fee


HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

The production is part of the newcomer's platform Introducing... of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival 2023.

In the ongoing series to build to bury to remember, Sarah Ama Duah concerns herself with the deconstruction of memorials and develops hybrid forms between sculpture and bodies. In doing so, she follows a sculptural approach and invites additional performers to reflect upon the fetishized status of historic monuments together performatively by shaping themselves into alternative, temporary monuments made of latex using their own bodies. The invitation within this immersive and installation-like space is also extended to the audience members, who can place themselves freely throughout the space. What diverse forms of sculptural appreciation exist? Who do we want to dedicate this to and what are we actually dedicating? How do we deal with the empty space that remains when colonial monuments are torn down?

The event at 5 pm is fully booked.


HAU3 is not barrier-free, as the stage is located on the third floor. The building also does not have a passenger elevator.

The performance takes place without spoken and written language.


Concept, scenography, dramaturgy, performance: Sarah Ama Duah
Choreography: Sointu Pere
Performance: Naomi Boima, Rositsa Mahdi
3D Art: Gisèle Moro
Soundtrack: Anna Lucia Nissen


Sarah Ama Duah (GER/GHA) examines space of discrepancy from an Afro-German perspective.

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Produced by: Sarah Ama Duah. This additional performance of existing work as part of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival is supported, amongst others, by Kampnagel Hamburg and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.


Fr 02.06 · 17:00 - 17:40
Fr 02.06 · 20:00 - 20:40