• © Mayra Walraff

  • © Mayra Walraff

  • © Mayra Walraff

  • © Mayra Walraff

  • © Mayra Walraff

Yum Yum

Haus Sommer

Whirlpools of packaging waste circulate in the ocean. Feminine sharks glow. Nimble hands fold oversize origami. Ropes become noodles, intestines, ghost nets. Care ballet and slow-food porn meet at the wok campfire of an Asian megacity. In a dance performance, the visual cosmos of a glutamate-soaked fast food world is unleashed. Hard-to-digest realities of life lead into absurd waters. A ritual that sensually questions Eurocentric views.

With the piece »Yum Yum« Haus Sommer investigates the connections between (culinary) cultures, digestive processes and artificial worlds. By reflecting on hydrofeminist approaches, following the idea that we are all “Bodies of Water”, an oscillating projection surface is created for a critical examination of anti-Asian racism.


Haus Sommer is the network label of dancer and choreographer Dasniya Sommer. In changing collaborations with different artists she questions and expands the formal language of classical ballet under the influence of Shibari, Body Art and contemporary performance art.

The process and the performance are created by the actor Michael Schumacher from the inclusive ensemble Meine Damen und Herren, the MMA performer and poet Fungi Fung, the eco feminist dancer Tara Jade Samaya, as well as Yui Kawaguchi, whose dance-choreographic approach moves in the field of tension between tradition, present, East and West.

Content Note

The play addresses anti-Asian racism. Restraint techniques are used on stage.


Following the performance on 13.5. the fifth part of »Die Suche nach der Ur-Oper« by Das Helmi will take place at the bar.


  • May 12, 2023
Past Dates
  • May 12, 2023
  • May 13, 2023
  • May 14, 2023


15 | 10 Euros
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75 minutes


Language no problem (some German and a little English, Vietnamese, Japanese)

Dance, choreography, stage

Dasniya Sommer

Dance, co-choreography, performance

Michael Schumacher, Yui Kawaguchi, Tara Jade Samaya, Fungi Fung

Artistical collaboration

Simone Burckhardt


Barbara Schmidt Rohr, Marie Baumgarten

Sound Design & Composition

Nguyễn + Transitory

Stage design assistence

Mark Schröppel

Critical companion

Juli Reinartz, Melmun Bajarchuu

Sound assistence

Deniz Khan

Technical direction

Fabian Eichner

Video, documentation

Pippa Samaya


Anna Konrad

A production by Haus Sommer in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost and with the support of Meine Damen und Herren Ensemble. Supported by the process funding of the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.