The two performers sit on the floor with filled glass vessels
Fabian Hammerl

Antonya Silva:

An event of the Black Story Month Bremen

Black Story Month
The event is sold out. Any remaining tickets are available at the box office from 1 hour before the start of the event.

An event of the Black Story Month Bremen

Solidary price system:
8 / 12 / 18 € ( free choice)
Bremen Pass: 3 €
Children and young people 3-18 years: 5 €

Black, Afro-diasporic and Afro-German persons: 0 € (select the »BSM-Ticket« category when purchasing online tickets)

Cultural semester ticket: 0 €

Pre-sale online only. Remaining tickets from 1 hour before the start of the event at the box office (Tel. 0421 520 80 70).

Alternatively, you can reserve tickets by phone or email:
Tel 0421 520 80 70 (Mon, Wed-Fri 10:00 to 14:00, also AB) or

Please note: Our ticket hotline is not open at weekends and in the evenings. Please reserve your tickets well in advance.
Reserved tickets must be collected from the box office no later than 30 minutes before the start of the event - after this time the reservation expires.
The box office can be reached by phone from 1 hour before the start of the event at 0421 520 80 70.

The duration of the performance is about 60 minutes without intermission.
Presented in German and Spanish spoken language.

The audience sits on the stage together with the performers. The stage is accessible without steps.

Further information on the accessibility of our venue can be found here ↗. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 0421 520 80 70

In the Performance »Azúcar,« the Hamburg-based artist Antonya Silva relates the Afro-Cuban dances and practices of the Regla de Ocha or the Santerìa religion to the experience of Cuban exiles. The title of this autobiographically inspired exploration of the Afro-Cuban culture and diaspora, the exclamation »Azúcar!« was coined by the Cuban salsa star Celia Cruz. In her songs and at Cuban parties, it stands for an expression of joy, while at the same time referring to the diasporic dimension of Afro-Cuban culture, which evolved through the slave trade and the cultivation of goods such as sugar. Based on interviews with Cuban exiles, Antonya Silva and the dancer and choreographer Yorgenis Danger Garcia develop an immersive ritual that traces the Afro-Cuban experience in Germany between exclusion, self-empowerment and exoticization.

The two performers perform on the floor between lianas and hold hair in their hands
Fabian Hammerl

ANTONYA SILVA works interdisciplinary with a focus on performance, dance and installation. In 2021 she finished her Master in Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg. She showed her final project 23040 Hours at Kampnagel in 2021, as well as at the Fluctoplasma Festival in October 2022. In her artistic work, she pursues the search for postcolonial narratives and brings Black perspectives in Germany to the center of attention. Most recently, she collaborated with Mabel Preach in ESCAPE THE ROOM, FIGHT THE POWER (2020), Aphro SPACE PHUNK (2023) and AM ENDE DER REVOLUTION (2023).

YORGENIS DANGER GARCIA completed his training as a folklore and contemporary dancer at the Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA) in Havana. In 2004 he graduated with honors as the best dancer in his class as a dance pedagogue at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana. After finishing his studies he started teaching at ISA and worked with the Compania de Danza Folclorica de Cienfuegos as a solo dancer and choreographer. Since 2008 he lives in Germany and teaches with a focus on contemporary dance and folklore / Afro-Cuban dance. In Bremen he is active in the dance and culture association Casa Cultural and teaches Afro-Cuban dances internationally.

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Concept, artistic direction: Antonya Silva
Choreography: Yoyo Danger García
Performance: Yasiela Gómez Rodriguez, Yurney Hugo Blanco Cabrera
Stage design: Sarah Seini
Costume design: Meret Zürcher
Sound design: Kris Jakob
Music Composition: Carlos Andrés Rico
Production management: Flora Janzen
Dramaturgical consulting: Regina Rossi, Janis Jirotka

Co-production: Kampnagel International Summer Festival and Körber Foundation. Funded by the Körber Foundation as part of »Exil Heute-Produktionsresidenzen Für Künstler*innen« by Kampnagel and Körber Foundation as well as the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
Guest performance with the kind support of the Karin and Uwe Hollweg Foundation.