We wrap the space in a five-hour healing ceremony where diverse people are welcomed and empowered to contribute their knowledge and communities.


In a durational intervention in Saal 1 of the Humboldt Forum, we create our own “festival”, celebrating a line of ritual actions, sharing collective movements and autobiographical solo-performances.

The audience is invited to move and celebrate with us. The symbolic language of rituals may help us, through our single and collective body, to participate in a larger world, to heal and reinterpret this space beyond what we currently understand.


Research Questions

How to achieve reconciliation with this controversial place that provokes resistance?
How to give voice and listen to the invisible entities and beings behind the museal pieces?
How do we build bridges that allow us to be multipliers of an empowerment-knitting movement among our own communities and beyond?

Nagao Akemi

is a choreographer, performer and slowist. She has been dancing since she was three years old; she has danced ballet, japanese volk dance, street dance (soul, hip hop, lock, break dance, house) and from 2007 contemporary dance. The question of what moves people and makes them dance is a constant guide. In 2015, biographical, personal and political themes entered into her work. Akemi’s pieces, B OR D ER S?, JUICY ♡ METAMORPHOSIS and DIAMOND – The Crossing Point of Money and Spirituality negotiate taboo subjects such as discrimination, sexuality and about money. She has been involved in numerous collaborations in Europe (including with Johanna Ackva, Choy Ka Fai, Yoshiko Chuma, Sabrina Huth, Anna Kubelik, Evelyn Saylor – at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Villa Massimo, among others). September 2021, she graduated with her master’s in choreography (maC) at HZT Berlin and during her study, she has received scholarships from Deutschlandstipendium and Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

Gabriel Galindez Cruz

is a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer based in Berlin. He studied at Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers, France and at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt an Main. He was a member of the Staatstheater St. Gallen and performed in creations by various choreographers in Europe. Since 2005 he has been a member of Sasha Waltz & Guests Company: as a dancer he toured in several international productions and as a choreographer he has been leading the youth company since 2008. As a choreographer Gabriel works nationally and internationally in various contexts: inclusive projects, performances with children and socially disadvantaged people, choreographed concerts for orchestras, choreography for dance theater, musicals, operas, theater productions and children’s theater. Since winter 2020, Gabriel has been teaching at Berliner Universität der Künste in the theater teaching program and regularly leads workshops and trainings on dance as a tool for social development.