Raphael Moussa Hillebrand – UBUNTU CONNECTION

Raphael Moussa Hillebrand – UBUNTU CONNECTION

11. November 2022 / 21:30
12. November 2022 / 21:30

Schaubühne Lindenfels
Karl-Heine-Straße 50
04229 Leipzig


UBUNTU CONNECTION is a fundamentally newly conceived competition by euro-scene Leipzig on two evenings: 16 artists from dance and new circus get on stage for and with one another.

With live music, they conquer the space in a battle from one round to the next and then create the UBUNTU CONNECTION with the audience. After every round, a jury decides who has used the power and art of togetherness most impressively.

The inspiring approach of “ubuntu” embodies the desire for a constructive fundamental attitude based on respect, empathy, participation, change and hope. This human attitude to a collective worldview has great relevance in many countries in sub-Sahara Africa and is unified in the single word “Ubuntu”, which can originally be found in the Bantu languages of the Zulu and Xhosa: “A human becomes human through other humans.”

”Ubuntu” understands individuals and their reality of life as embedded in society. Away from “I think, therefore I am” towards “I am, because we are!” Prominent representative of this philosophy was the first democratically elected president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela. UBUNTU CONNECTION encourages a decolonial change of perspective.

On the first evening, the participants introduce themselves with their solo performances, and on the second evening, a battle session follows. A jury member will be selected from the audience in the evening. Let yourself be surprised! World premiere / An euro-scene Leipzig production.

About the organiser

euro-scene Leipzig takes place every year at the beginning of November and presents 12 to 14 dance and theater pieces from, and about, Europe over six days. The program focuses on current theater and innovative dance as well as the latest forms of performance presentation: courageous, contemporary, socially engaged pieces and politically relevant works, as well as performances that touch sensually or emotionally, impress aesthetically and offer discussion material for a subsequent exchange between the audience and the artists.

Photo: Anna Ihle