2009, Sat, Jun 20 and 2009, Sun, Jun 21

Nelisiwe Xaba + Carlo Gibson + Lukasz Pater, South Africa

Black! ... White? (2009)

Nelisiwe XABA | Foto: Nadine Hutton | Courtesy the artist

Nelisiwe XABA | Foto: Nadine Hutton | Courtesy the artist


If a black businessman from Johannesburg packs his family into his BMW and moves from Soweto into a wealthy suburb, what happens to his skin? And if a lonely woman in Brooklyn or Kinshasa bleaches her skin with chemicals, what happens to her mind? A piece about the connection and opposition between black and white. The young South African Nelisiwe Xaba, produced this piece which is being shown for the first time in Berlin.


Artists’ Talk with Nelisiwe Xaba on Sun 21.6. after the show


In cooperation with Tanzfabrik Berlin , IN TRANSIT 09 presents the ongoing research project „Cross Currents“ and stages new plays by South African choreographers.


Tanzfabrik Berlin



Funded by:


Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin DKLB


Goethe Institut Südafrika