workshop: Searching for freedom within global boundaries (Hamburg Jun 30 – Jul 1)

Illustration: Erik Tuckow

Workshop co-facilitated by LA Toya Manly Spain and Dani d’Emilia – Hamburg, Jun 30th and July 1st, 2018

Hosted by Embassy Of Hope Thalia Theater and W3 – Werkstatt für internationale Kultur und Politik e.V.

Hamburg has the potential of offering freedom to people from a variety of backgrounds. But how much freedom do citizens in this city really have: regarding their mobility, ability to define their own lifestyle and identity, financial independence or freedom to express? And after all, who can feel free here – and why can others not? We will share our perspectives through methods of theater, performance, body and voice work. And search together for answers how to overcome barriers, grant each other freedom and increase free spaces for all in society.

About LATOYA OLORUNTOYIN MANLY-SPAIN: spoken word and vocal artist who is part of the performance group Schwabinggrad Ballett and founding member of ARRiVATi, a collective which uses art as a tool of resistance. She incorporates her African Musical traditions into her work and is devoted to human rights activism. Current political projects are a campaign against deportation, advocacy on asylum and migration issues and ‘decolonization’. As an educator, she teaches about practices of art, activism and protest.