The premiere of the performance installation “BEFORE I DIE…” was performed in front of an enthusiastic, sell-out crowd in Ulm’s Stadthaus exhibition hall between the 21st and 23rd of July 2016.
Composed by international dancers, sound designers, musicians, actors and video artists, this spectacular project also involved the active participation of refugees from many different parts of the world. With presentations on several stages as well as throughout the hall, spectators were invited to join the protagonists on a poignant journey against the backdrop of escape, dreams, imaginary worlds and the realities of refugees and migrants.
The performance was organised by dancers Cecilia Espejo and Pablo Sansalvador of the „Moving Rhizomes“ group of artists, who campaign for social change, as well as the „KunstWerk e.V. Ulm“ society as the co-organiser.
The event was supported by the humanitarian initiative BKB Charity within the framework of its aid programmes for refugees. The entire proceeds from ticket sales go to the „Menschlichkeit-Ulm e.V.“, which promotes refugee aid in the local area.