GROUP50:50 CG

The Ghosts are Returning

Dance / music

In disputes about the restitution of cultural property and human remains, one question is still unanswered: how will the spirits associated with these objects and remains be received once they are returned to their homeland? Investigating seven “pygmy skeletons” that a Swiss doctor brought back to Geneva from the Congo in the 1950s, the GROUP50:50 artist collective from the Congo, Switzerland, and Germany travelled to the equatorial forest to meet the nomadic Mbuti people. Together, the artists and locals created a ritual in which storytelling, Mbuti polyphonic singing, laments, and Congolese rumba accompany the seven, wandering spirits on their path towards peace. Don’t miss it!

Each performance is preceded by an introduction and a discussion will be held after the show

The show is accessible via audio description. 

Théâtre du Forum Meyrin


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A co-production with the Meyrin cultural department and the collaboration of the MEG, the UNIGE African Archaeology and Anthropology Laboratory and the Grand Théâtre de Genève, with the support of Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council and Artlink, Fonds culturel Sud

Length 130'

French and German

Suitable for all audiences

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Cast & credits

Artistic Direction
Christiana Tabaro
Eva-Maria Bertschy
Michael Disanka
Elia Rediger
Composition
Kojack Kossakamvwe
Elia Rediger
Text
Christiana Tabaro
Eva-Maria Bertschy
Michael Disanka
Patrick Mudekereza
Ruth Kemna
Elia Rediger
Dramaturgy & Discourse
Eva-Maria Bertschy
Patrick Mudekereza
Stage & Scene
Elia Rediger
Christiana Tabaro
Michael Disanka
Janine Werthmann
Video
Joseph Kasau
Elia Rediger
Franck Moka
Moritz von Dungern
Directors Assistance
Luca Maier
Video
Joseph Kasau
Elia Rediger
Franck Moka
Moritz von Dungern
Sound & Sounddesign
Philipp Ruoff
Technical assistance
Anton Pelzer
Sound Stagevideos
Daniel Freitag
Conduct Stagevideos
Beltrán González
Research Support
Abbé Jean de Dieu Aybeka, Benjamin Imply Ababa, Julienne Nambinomutu Tatu, Jacques Anzakpangezo
Editorial support
Steffen Greiner
Podcast
Denise Maheho, Franck Moka, Luca Maier
Press & Social Media
Fellow Publishing (Johannes Fellmann und Leonie Soltys)
Technical Director
Sylvain Faye
Production
Pamina Dittmann
Véronique Poverello
Assistance Production
Maria Pelzer
Artistic Direction PODIUM Esslingen
Joosten Ellée
Translation
Souzy Boukanayo, Julien Couturier, Katia Flouest-Sell, Luca Maier et Julie Guigonis
On Stage
Ruth Kemna (viola and performance)
Christiana Tabaro (singing and Performance)
Huguette Tolinga (percussion)
Kojack Kossakamwve (guitar)
Franck Moka (electronics and performance)
Merveil Mukadi (bass)
Elia Rediger (singing and Performance
In Videos
Josée Agbepa, Jean de Dieu Bongama, Jean-Baptiste Ekaka, Mama Sese, Mukombozi, Anselm Ngobe, John Bayaese, Tristan Köster (violins), William V. Murray (alto), Per Hakon Oftedal (trumpet), Josefine Schmidt (E-Piano), Maxine Troglauer (bass trombone)

Production

PODIUM Esslingen and the Centre d'Art Waza in Lubumbashi

Co-production

CTM Festival Berlin, euro-scene Leipzig, Kaserne Basel and Vorarlberger Landestheater

Supports

Fonds TURN2 of the Federal Cultural Foundation of Germany, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Supported by
Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia

Thanks

The communities of Bedegao, Bagoia and Akombi for their hospitality and contributions to the project.

Théâtre du Forum Meyrin


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