SANCTUARY is a virtual journey across the surreal terrain of the crisis-ridden EU, in which racism and populism are on the rise, while surveillance and border controls are expanding. During a two-year research phase, in which Brett Bailey visited refugee camps across Europe, he developed iconic scenes that speak of the realities and states of limbo that many refugees and migrants experience daily, and depict the delusions of those EU citizens who fear them. In his walk-in installation, SANCTUARY – a prison-like labyrinth with performers from countries in the Near East, Africa, Europe and from Frankfurt – the audience encounters a series of scenes performed by refugees, migrants, activists and translators.

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In English * Director, designer: Brett Bailey * Dramaturg, writer: Eyad Houssami * Sound design: Manolis Manousakis * Lighting design: Colin Legras * Videos: Catherine Henegan  * Performers: Karam Al Kafri, Magd Asaad, Sandrella Dakdouk, Francoise Hémy, Muna Mussie, Ian Robert, Nidal Sultan, Lionel Tomm, Saeed Sedaghat, Fadi alhamwi * Technical Director & Production Manager: Miguel Munoz * Lighting Engineer: Colin Legras * Sound/Video Engineer: Carlo Thompson:* Company & Stage Manager: Helena Erasmus * Illustration and Graphic Design: Roger Williams *Set Building: Ray Studios * Props Master: Velissarios Sirmakentzis * Soundscape: “Neroli” written by Brian Eno * Piano: Constantinos Evangelidis * Interactive Programming: Alexandros Drymonitis * Sound Mastering: S19st * Producer and General Manager: Barbara Mathers * Executive Producer: Jan Ryan * Management: UK Arts International / Third World Bunfight * SANCTUARY ist eine Koproduktion von Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Kampnagel (Hamburg), Festival de Marseille, Vooruit (Gent), Onassis Cultural Centre (Athen), LIFT (London), Le Maillon (Strasburg) und Teatro Municipal de Porto in Zusammenarbeit mit Third World Bunfight, gefördert im Fonds TURN der Kulturstiftung des Bundes.