Laia Ribera Cañénguez & Rafi Martin

© Florian Feisel

November 04, 2020, 8.00 pm
November 05, 2020, 6.00 and 9.30 pm
As part of Theater der Dinge – International festival for contemporary figure and object theater

6 – 20 Euros
(Only person-related online tickets, no box office. In addition to the ticket price, the provider Reservix charges a service fee of 1,95 Euros when purchasing tickets.)


Wax changes within a few minutes, melts, drips, flows, burns, cools, dries, and can be modelled, covered, and torn. Laia Ribera Caňénguez and Rafi Martin imprint their family biographies into wax forms: stories about migration and exile, family rituals, gender socialisation and the self-image of the diaspora. A contemporary version of traditional campfires where history and stories are shared.

Running time: 60 min
Performance in German

Concept, text, performance Laia Ribera Cañénguez, Rafi Martin
 Music Isabel Gonzalez Toro, Camille Martin
 Outside eyes Julika Mayer, Verena Melgarejo Weinandt
 Dramaturgical advice Anne Brammen
 Set design Margot Arduoin, Laia Ribera Cañénguez, Rafi Martin 
Set design (research) Larissa Jenne
 Light design Joachim Fleischer

A production by Laia Ribera Cañénguez and Rafi Martin in co-production with FITZ! Center for Figure Theater Stuttgart. Funded by the city of Stuttgart. The shows in Ballhaus Ost are supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the German states.

»Theater der Dinge« is a production of Schaubude Berlin in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost, tak – Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg and the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the support of Institut francais, the French Ministry of Culture, Objets & Marionnettes, Institut Ramon Llull, the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media and the Friends of the Schaubude Berlin. Media partners: Berliner Fenster, Dinamix, EXBERLINER, radioeins by rbb, taz, tip Berlin.