What links the small town of Kassel in Germany to Nigerias megacity Lagos? It is a young Nigerian named Ademola who gets picked up by the Blackberry witch and is magically transported to Kassel, where he makes lots of money... but of course he has to pay a price. In this as yet unproduced filmscript and all its subplots, continents and centuries are crossed in a new form of storytelling: we find out how the IFA oracle and digital technologies are connected and what god Shango and Nikola Tesla have in common.
What happens when the whole of Germany is struck by a 9 day power cut? Lagosians would sigh, blame NEPA, and simply use their generators, but in Germany nobody is prepared and disaster seems imminent. If anyone had listened to genius inventor Nikola Tesla - who invented the alternate current and promoted free energy for the world more than 100 years ago there would be no problem with power - neither in Lagos nor Kassel.
THE POWER PLAY connects story telling and power performing, with live music that is handmade on the futuristic instrument Fello, a prototype and the only one of its kind. A very special guest performer preaches to us about the oily spirit and where to find the oil of gladness, when the pipelines run dry.
On stage: Andi Otto, Toks Körner, Lisa Stepf
Special Guest: Konradin Kunze
Direction: Sophia Stepf
Music: Andi Otto
Assistant: Luisa Bitterlin
Costumes: Friede Funk & Lisa Stepf
Production management: ehrliche arbeit
Guide Lagos: Aderemi Adegbite
Co-produced by Goethe-Institut Nigeria
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