PARADISE IS NOT FOR ME!

Augusto Jaramillo Pineda

“Paradise is not for me!” is about war. About the violence of life under permanent threat and aggression, about the breaking of people and communities, about fear and brutality, but also about love and innocence in times of lost paradises. The story of two groups of young people who were once friends but are now at war with each other unfolds in a contrasting structure of dance sequences and play scenes, hard rock and cello sounds, quiet and explosive moments. Different religions or political views, social inequalities and boredom drive them ever deeper into hostility, hatred, betrayal and lies. With murder the border to a complete loss of humane orientation is finally crossed.
Last reluctance and doubts give way to senseless killing in the fight for survival. Between the demarcation line and bomb terror, between powerlessness and armed omnipotence, the young people fight against each other, against the threat, against fear and with themselves. Only slowly do they realise that through their actions they are destroying the place that is at home in the deepest depths of the human soul: innocence, the raw material of all paradises… The setting of the battles is fictitious – it could be Germany, Colombia, Russia, Poland, Israel or Tibet – but the content concerns every person and every place in the world.

Artistic direction, direction, text, stage, video & choreography: Augusto Jaramillo Pineda I Actors – young artists: Sönke Ahrens (Thomas), Katja Cheremshova (Lea), Magdalena Druzda (Sara, whore 2), Alena Iniesta Gomez (Rebecca, whore 3), Julia Iniesta Gomez (Judith), Lilia Heit (Esther), Johannes Hill (Manuel), Arwid Knippenberg (Ismail), Hannes Kropp (Markus), Vincent Kühn (Jakob), Olga Lavrova (Ruth), Mona Vojacek (Teresa) I Assistant Director: Stella Dreifke I Production Management: Timm Obendorfer I Light: Malte Burghard I Technique: Monji Redweick I Music: Collage I Video: Collage I Photos: Jana Novak, Dimitri Neufeld I Production: steptext dance project I Funded by: Senator for Culture Bremen I Supported by: Waldemar Koch Foundation Bremen and the Art and Culture Foundation of the Sparkasse Bremen

Performance Dates

 Thu 26 October 2006, 8.00 pm
Fri 27 October 2006, 8.00 pm
Sat 28 October 2006, 8.00 pm
Thu 21 June 2007, 8.00 pm
Fri 22 June 2007
, 8.00 pm
Sat 23 June 2007
, 8.00 pm
Schwankhalle Bremen