The future of yesterday

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In 1998 Nico and the Navigators began their career as artists in residence in the Sophiensælen. In the anniversary year, three generations of Navigators now look back on two decades: life stages and intermediate goals show how each individual found his way through the world and into the ensemble. The company proves to be a melting pot of cultural experiences marked by historical shocks and private impacts.

With abysmal humour, a mercilessly honest and empathically sworn group of artists presents itself, dealing with the dreams and fears of the past, the reality of today and the perspectives of tomorrow. As historians and counterfeiters, the Navigators ask themselves crucial questions: What must finally be put on the table - or finally be swept under the table? How do you make a scene to remembrance? And at what point in the present does the future begin?

With their debut production Ich war auch einmal in Amerika, Nico and the Navigators made their debut in the Sophiensæle in October 1998. This was followed by seven formative years during which the troupe formed their first productions into the triptych Menschenbilder. The theatre producer and artistic director Amelie Deuflhard wrote in 2012 on the occasion of the company's 15th anniversary: "Nico and the Navigators and the Sophiensæle are a dream team, connected by the vision of going into the open, true to the motto: Vote for the horizon". Nicola Hümpel, Oliver Proske and their ensemble have been following this course ever since, navigating from the past into the future with their return to the Sophiensæle.

A production by Nico and the Navigators. In Cooperation with the Sophiensaele und co-produced by Kampnagel Hamburg. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds as well as by the Land of Berlin and the Spartenoffene Förderung.


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