sad birds pavilion

In the frame of WIPCOOP (Work In Progress Coöperatie), an initiative of Mestizo Arts Platform to give new and upcoming artists the opportunity to create and show work-in-progress to a broad network of programmers and organisations.


Due to the Covid pandemie, for this edition no live audience is allowed.


Sad Birds Pavilion - based on the novel of the same name by Bahtiyar Ali - takes you back to the past and the present. Sad Birds Pavilion follows the traces of a traditional Kurdish narrative and the musical beauty of the Kurdish language in a contemporary new form of expression.  Stories of today are interwoven with the past. A journey in scents, sounds, time, colours, songs and body. In search of lost traces. Without fear. What makes us us? 


author Bahtiyar Ali scenario Alan Ciwan, Huseyin Umaysiz concept and direction Huseyin Umaysiz performers Alan Ciwan, Heja Turk dramaturgy Mesut Arslan image consultant Savas Boyraz voice Huseyin Umaysiz 

production Theatre Antract coproduction Monty Kultuurfaktorij, Ban Theatre, Tatwerk Berlin, Platform 0090 

with the support of WIPCOOP/Mestizo Arts Platform