Photo credit Mayra Wallraf

evening.haiku is an invitation to awareness. Titled after Sonia Sanchez’s collection of haikus Morning Haiku, this evening length performance comes from a lineage of “putting the world on pause”—meaning to slow down, be in nature, situate yourself and your situation within the grand scheme of things, and hopefully realize “Oh, I’m present. I’m here. And this is now.” Drawing on racial, gender and queer trauma, Djibril Sall joins dancer Sointu Pere in a search for spiritual tools for self-care and healing. To do this, they use the traditional Japanese poetic form of haikus as a vehicle for open-heartedness, awareness and compassion.

Choreography, concept, performance Djibril Sall
Performance Sointu Pere
Sound design Ari Robey-Lawrence
Light design Thais Nepomuceno
Costume Emmanuel Pierre
Dramaturgical support Maxi Wallenhorst
With many thanks to Gabrielle Curebal, Luisa Saraiva, Alice Heyward, Nasheeka Nedsreal, and James Batchelor.

January 2022, Tanztage Sophiensaele, Berlin - Germany

August 2022, Impulstanz Festival, Vienna - Austria