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Recording: 2021-08-27 , PURPLE | HAU1 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Walter Bickmann)

La Macana

Pink Unicorns

PURPLE - Internationales Tanzfestival für junges Publikum | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

Parents are older than their children. Between them lies the gulf of a whole generation. Yet when children grow up, they grow apart from their parents. The Cuban dancer Alexis Fernández takes the stage with his son Paulo. They dance together. It is an acrobatic dance full of unbridled energy. With humour and optimism, it explores the relationship between father and son in all its heights and depths. Experience encounters curiosity. Illusions stand beside failures, trust beside withdrawal, tiredness beside excitement. Alexis and Paulo dance a dialogue, one that builds a bridge between the generations.


TFB Nr. 1568

Cast & Credits

With Alexis Fernández, Paulo Fernández
Creation: Caterina Varela, Samir Akika, Alexis Fernández
Lighting design: Alfonso Castro
Stage design: Tilo Schreieck
Production management: Caterina Varela
Production: Companie LaMacana
Coproduction: AGADIC, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster, Theater Bremen

The guest performances are supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

In cooperation with Hebbel am Ufer.

PURPLE Festival 2021
Initiator, Artistic Director: Canan Erek
Management: Inge Zysk
Technical manager: Max Stelzl
Press: Nora Gores
Supervision supporting programme: Uta Eismann
Public relations: Yven Augustin
Production assistant: Raquel Moreira
Funded by: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Stresemannstr. 29
10963 Berlin

Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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