Faces can be seen on projection surfaces suspended in a circle
Robin Junicke Impulse

Simone Dede Ayivi:
The Kids Are Alright

An bringing together of voices

Performance Installation
With Q & A
The event is sold out. Remaining tickets available at the box office from 1 hour before the start of the performance.

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

Cultural semester ticket: free of charge

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 ticket@schwankhalle.de

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 show lasts about 45 minutes.

German spoken language is used and there is a lot of spoken text.

You are free to move around the room during the performance. You can leave and re-enter the room at any time.

There are various seating options such as stools, chairs with backrests, beanbags and seats for wheelchair users.

The audience wears headphones during the performance.

The room is rather dark during the entire performance.

Sensory stimuli:
Loud and unexpected music (via headphones)
Fast cuts in the videos
Intense light changes and slight stroboscopic effects

You can find more info about the accessibility of our premises here ↗ . If you have any questions, please contact us at ticket@schwankhalle.de or 0421 520 80 70.

Experiences of displacement, violence and racism are addressed.

»We want our children to have a better life,« our parents said. — »We want our children to have a better life,« we say.

»The Kids Are Alright« is dedicated to family stories, generational conflicts, political struggles and visions of the future in families with a history of migration. Children of the second and third generation of immigrants often live with the narrative that their parents came to Germany so that they could »build something for their children«. But what do we and our children actually want to have built - literally and figuratively? Simone Dede Ayivi and accomplices have held talks with grandparents, parents and children from different communities and present their diverging ideas of a »better life« in a performative installation.

Simone Dede Ayivi lives in Berlin, produces texts and creates theater from a Black feminist perspective. She searches for new role models and works against racist attributions that she is confronted with in everyday life and in the theater. Her performances discuss issues of solidarity, resistance and community. In many of her plays, she appears on stage herself, treads paths of remembrance and rediscovery, and makes Black history and present visible. With afrofuturistic narratives, she creates a space for reflection, translation and reinvention in the theater. A space for utopias.

Instagram @simoneayivi ↗


Concept: Simone Dede Ayivi
Video: Jones Seitz
Stage design: Theresa Reiwer
Sound, Music: Katharina Pelosi
Light: Frieder Miller
Production assistance, dramaturgical assistance: Selma Böhmelmann Production assistance: Chris Erlbeck
Camera exterior shots: Thomas Machholz
Experts: Nabila Bushra, Fatma Kar, Lenssa Mohammed, Dan Thy Nguyen, Kadir Özdemir
Production management: ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro
Technical production: Gefährliche Arbeit

Co-production: Sophiensæle. Supported by the basic funding of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and by funds from the Capital Cultural Fund.
Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Theater, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the federal states.