Kaffee mit Zucker?

KmZ Kollektiv & LaiaRiCa (DE/SLV/CUB/MEX/ESP)
Documentary-theatre (in German & Spanish spoken language)

The two materials coffee and sugar dominate the stage in their different aggregate states. Using coffee and sugar as starting points, German immigration history in Central America and its colonial structures, which live on to this day, are negotiated. The performer Laia RiCa and the live musician Yahima Piedra Córdova share their expertise in being in-between: The struggle with two worlds, the constant suspicion of one’s betrayal of “roots”, the questioning of feelings of inferiority and superiority and the open question of what to do with the knowledge of global injustice.

Coffee and sugar are simultaneously the starting point for this research-based material performance, the basis for the documentary lecture performance about post-colonial continuities, consumption and globalisation, as well as a metaphor for biographically supported narratives of identity politics, family history and everyday racism.
The complexity of the content interweaves with the complexity of its methods (documentary film and video art, object theatre and live music, narrative and movement theatre) to create a visually powerful and sensual theatre lesson. 

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The play speaks about the colonial history in El Salvador. 

They tell of forced work and slavery. 

There are old sound and video recordings which contain the use of racist terms and reproductions of racist and colonialistic narratives. 

The performers speak about personal experiences of racist abuse and violence. 



Laia RiCa, Yahima Piedra Córdova

Artistic Direction

Laia RiCa


Laia RiCa


Antonio Cerezo


Yahima Piedra Córdova


Daniela del Pomar

Direction collaboration

Leicy Valenzuela

Stage and costumes

Marian Nketiah


Vanessa Farfán

Collaboration concept

Ruschka Steininger


Rodrigo Zorzanelli Cavalcanti