Kalaschnikow – mon amour


von Dschungel Wien

Age 14 and over / Year 8 and above

Why does a teenager tattoo a Kalashnikov on his forearm? Is it an expression of violence? Or a symbol of freedom and even hope? Together with young Afghan and Iraqi refugees, the dance performance examines images of masculinity and their social construction. The Kalashnikov reminds them of the war they fled. It is about trauma and dream, healing and injury, anger and forgiveness. The piece is about the desire to live in peace with oneself and others.

Concept, choreography: Corinne Eckenstein
Stage: Hawy Rahman
Costumes: Kareem Aladhami
Music: Karrar Al Saedi
Video: Osama Rasheed
Project management: Jennifer Vogtmann
Directing assistence: Sophie Freimüller
With: Ali Reza Askari, Javid Hakim, Ahmad Hazara, Iliya Hosseini, Jasir Karimi, Morteza Mohammadi


The performances take place within the framework of PURPLE – International Dance Festival for Young Audience.

In the context of ConnectUp, cofinanced by the programme Kreatives Europa der Europäischen Union, supported by SHIFT and Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin.