Friday 0506

«Homeradio wildwuX: Zimmer frei»

19:00          Roxy Birsfelden

People who need to search for asylum in Switzerland play the main role in this project. The Basel-based actress and director Grazia Pergoletti produces a radio play with them. It deals with people living a fictious shared house who look for new flatmates. In everyday life people without papers often hide as they are afraid that the police will arrest them and send them back home. Often they do not even dare to talk to other people.

In ‹Homeradio wildwuX› they can say loudly and openly what they think. For once it is them who asks the questions, not vice versa. They decide who might move in with them.

The radio play is entitled ‹Homeradio wildwuX: Free Rooi› and is live produced and presented during the wildwuchs Festival. At the same time all of Basel can listen to it on Radion X, the local radio station. So you can either listen to the radio - or apply for the empty room at Roxy Birsfelden. 

In several languages

Panaibra Gabriel Canda: «Borderlines»

19:30          Roxy Birsfelden

Mozambique our glorious motherland
Stone by stone constructing the new day
Millions of arms in one only force
Oh beloved motherland, we will win.

Refrain of Mozambican National Anthem

20 years after the end of its Civil War, Mozambican society is still scarred by battle lines. In one of Unity’s hardest-hitting performances to date, Borderlines exposes some of the forces at work at the heart of human conflict – superiority and domination, freedom and imposition, desire and hatred – and searches for a world where differences can co-exist peacefully. This is powerful and relentless dance featuring spoken word and song.

«…most distinctive in how it communicates questions of identity through the body… This is an honest work.» -New York Times on ‘Time and Spaces: The Marrabenta Solos’.

Dance with little English

Ursina Greuel: «Nach Lampedusa...»

21:00          Roxy Birsfelden

In between romantic music which celebrates the themes of wandering and longing and piles of records, interviews and charges from current procedures for granting the right of asylum the piano player Samuel Fried, the singer Daniel Hellmann and the director/actress Ursina Greuel are searching for the people behind the records. Their search is supported by the wonderful music of composer Franz Schubert.

In German with wonderful music