Jacqueline Saki Aslan

Saki Aslan:
an Kofferkinder


2023 OUTNOW! Schwankhalle
Venue: Schwankhalle, Alter Saal

With audio description and haptic tour for blind and visually impaired people.
Start of the Haptic Tour: 6:15 p.m. (meeting point in the foyer).

Duration: 25 minutes
With workshop »Volume up!« with Saki Aslan starting 7:45 p.m.

Joint price system: 5 / 7 / 10 € (free choice)
Online-Tickets plus 1,50€ fee.
Bremen Pass: 3 €
Culture semester ticket: free of charge

Tickets can be purchased online and at all Nordwest-Ticket ticket agencies ↗. Box office open 60 min before the start of the event.

Alternatively you can reserve tickets by phone 0421 520 80 70 (Mon, Wed – Fri 10 am – 2 pm or answering machine) or email ticket@schwankhalle.de. Pick up at the box office until 30 min before the performance starts.

The performance lasts about 25 minutes without intermission.

There is loud music.

During moments of interaction, the audience can decide whether or not to participate.
Clapping and laughter or other audience expressions during the performance are very welcome.

Content note: Intergenerational trauma will be discussed.

The audience area in the grandstand is seated.
There are two wheelchair spaces that can be reserved based on availability or selected as a ticketed category in the online store and at the box office.

All venues in the Schwankhalle are accessible at ground level and without steps. You can find more info about the accessibility of the premises here ↗. If you have any questions, please contact us at ticket@schwankhalle.de or 0421 520 80 70.

Kilam is a special kind of Kurdish folk song telling of the soul without interruption. From the 1970s to the 1990s, numerous kilams traveled on tape back and forth between Germany and other countries. Listening to the cassettes time and again helped families and lovers, especially in the era of guest workers, through the difficult years of lonesomeness and longing.
Loops imply infinity—like the Kurdish circle dance. What does it do to us, when we have to look for this circle in the diaspora? In her performance, Saki Aslan plays cassettes and evokes a choir in an êzîdî-futuristic act. By listening, singing along, soliloquizing, and dancing the Kurdish circle dance to techno beats, she sheds light on an astounding oral tradition. The piece is both a collective listening session and a live concert, expressly inviting the audience to sing and dance along.

Jacqueline Saki Aslan iis a Yezidi-German multimedia performance artist. Her artistic practice encompasses performance, sound, installation, dance, and lyrics. Her performance lectures are carried out at the intersection of art, classism and remembrance culture. Saki predominantly deals with the question of how non-written, marginalized and diasporic narratives and knowledge archives can enter into public memory spaces. She is currently working on a sound installation.


Concept, Text & Performance:Jacqueline Saki Aslan
Musical design: Afra Bobo, Su Zelal Daş
Stage design: Jacqueline Saki Aslan
Dramaturgical advice: Marco Merenda
Choreographic advice: Pardis Azadeh, Sujin Lee, Rike Flämig
Support from: Bengü Koçatürk-Schuster, FSK Radio

Supported by the Mara & Holger Cassens Foundation, the Rudolf Augstein Foundation and the Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S.