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Timespan 23.6. to 25.6.
Price 15€, 10€ reduced
EL-DE Haus, Appellhofplatz 23–25, 50667 Köln
Accessibility Audio description German Sign Language



What it’s about

What do you see when you look at me? What do I see when I look at myself? What do I see when I look at you?

Every day, Sinti:zze and Rom:nja move in a world of external ascriptions and prejudice. Numerous clichés are projected onto them: they are expected to be music-making nomads and hot-blooded dancers, footloose and fancy-free, with romantic camp-fires in the forest as part of the package. But what if reality departs from these hardened stereotypes? And what, if not?

Why you need to be there

The director and Sinto Stefan Herrmann joins together with Sinti:zze and Rom:nja from Hungary and Germany to tell stories of empowerment and self-assertion, double-exclusion, perpetuated stereotypes, and attempts at deconstructing them. Together with the Hungarian dance-ensemble »Romano Glaszo«, he asks how the visibility of one’s own identity can work in a world of prejudice. What price am I willing to pay in my fights to overcome resistance?

Stereotypes are turned upside down here.


Direction Stefan Herrmann
Dramaturgy Juliane Hendes
Costume design Veronika Witlandt
Actors/actresses/performers Krisztina Bajnóczi,, Edina Dénes, Brigitte Herrmann, Sarolta Lakatos, Melanie Weiss, Willi Herrmann, Györgi Lakatos,, Györgi János Lakatos
Animation Bela Féka


  • Audio description
  • German Sign Language
Thursday 23.6.
Friday 24.6.
Saturday 25.6.