Yolanda Morales in a brightly lit room
G2 Baraniak

The Garden


2023 Dance Premiere Freischwimmen
With audience talk afterwards
On Sat 21.10. with audience talk and After Show with DJ Arepabahn

Joint price system:
7 / 10 / 14 € (free choice).
Online tickets plus 1,50 € fee.

Bremen Pass: 3 €
Children and youths up to 18 years: 5 €

Culture semester ticket: free of charge

Advance booking online and at all Nordwest-Ticket advance booking offices. Remaining tickets from 1 hour before the start of the event at the box office.

Alternatively you can reserve tickets by phone 0421 520 80 70 (Mon, Wed – Fri 10 am – 2 pm or answering machine) or emailticket@schwankhalle.de.

Pick up at the box office until 30 min before the performance starts.

The performance lasts about 45 minutes without intermission. English spoken language is used.

At some moments there is loud and sudden music.

The audience area in the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces that can be reserved based on availability or selected as a ticketed category in the online store and at the box office.

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.

»Cumbia Colombiana« is a special form of Latin American music that evolved in the 1950s in the Mexican border town of Monterrey. The dances of Cumbia Colombiana with their characteristic, decelerated rhythms are pre­dominantly practiced by margi­nalized communities. These are lively dances rich in tradition that constantly change and serve as identity and empowerment rituals.

Already in her previous work, »The Garden of Falling Sands,« the Hamburg-based, Mexican choreo­grapher Yolanda Morales dealt with the Cumbia Colombiana. »The Garden« is an adaptation and further development in which Morales and her team create new narrations through their collective memory and imagination. They take us to a utopian, magical place: a warmly lit garden in which the barren, eco­logically and poli­tically crisis-ridden desert landscape of northern Mexico is embedded. On this stage, the bodies of the performers themselves become elements of nature, and a choreography unfolds that adopts a consistently decolonizing stance.

Zwei Tänzer*innen berühren sich an den Händen
G2 Baraniak
Vier Tänzer*innen laufen auf den Betrachter zu
G2 Baraniak


Concept, Choreography & Dance: Yolanda Morales
Dance: Sakshi Jain, Sujin Lee
Dramaturgy: Barbara Schmidt-Rohr
Costume: Ilona Klein
Stage Design: Hanna Lenz
Lighting Design: Lars Kracht
Music & Sound: Carlos Andrés Rico und Hye-Eun Kim
Production Management: PK3000 | Katja Kruglikova

A production by Yolanda Morales and FREISCHWIMMEN, the production platform for performance and theater, supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, HochX Theater and Live Art München, LOFFT - DAS THEATER, Schwankhalle Bremen, SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin and Theater Rampe Stuttgart, under the management of SOPHIENSÆLE GmbH, made possible by the program »Verbindungen fördern« of the German Federal Association of Independent Performing Arts, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
»The Garden« is an adaptation of the play »The Garden of Falling Sands«, Funded by: Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ministry of Culture and Media, Hamburg Cultural Foundation, Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR and the Scheherazade Foundation.