Winter 2020


Are emojis the language of the future? What kind of stories can they tell? And what should we do with the room for interpretation? Emojiland explores new ways to tell the same old stories, of love and war, aliens and fairies, the digital and the analog.

Together with choreographer Kareth Schaffer and set designer Dan Lancea, students from the Hector Peterson School in Berlin-Kreuzberg tell their own stories with the help of emojis. Emojiland premiered during the corona pandemic in November 2020 at HAU4, and was subsequently invited to the Bundestreffen der Jugend.

Artistic direction: Kareth Schaffer, Dan Lancea | Project management school: Benita Bandow | Artistic collaboration: Hiyam Biary, Luis Fouquet | By and with the students: Açelya Söğüt, Ahmad Khalifa, Alisa-Thalia Şahin, Arzu Akkurt, Chung Nguyen, Fatme Nakova, Lilo Fenner, Luay Abou-Dabous, Mohammad Assaid, Musa Durmaz, Sarah Mulzof, Sude Özcan, Tarkan Taşkıran, Tibelya Teber, Yassin Trabelsi, Zümrüt Demirci | with the support of HAU Berlin, 2020

Photo: Mehmet Can Kocak