Zwei Performer*innen im Stück "Happy Island" von La Ribot

La Ribot with Dançando com a Diferença

Happy Island

Duration 60 Min

Sprache: Audio Description 

Where do the boundaries of movement and our imagination lie? The renowned artist La Ribot and the inclusive company Dançando com a Diferença, from Madeira, have abandoned themselves to a process of discovery: in the performance “Happy Island” they travel along their desires and visions, exploring unsettling intensities, creating temporary, imaginary dream places. In images both intimate and extravagant, they tell of community and the right to freedom.

  • Cast

    Artistic Direction & Choreography


    Bárbara Matos, Joana Caetano, Maria João Pereira, Sofia Marote, Pedro Alexandre Silva

    Assistant Choreography

    Telmo Ferreira

    Film Direction

    Raquel Freire

    Light & Technical Direction

    Cristóvão Cunha

    Costume Design

    La Ribot

    Artistic Collaboration & Direction Interviews

    Josep-María Martín

    Interview Participants

    Emília Monteiro, Maria João Pereira, Bárbara Matos, José Figueira, Joana Caetano, Pedro Alexandre Silva


    Francesco Tristano, Jeff Mills, Archie Shepp, Oliver Mental Grouve, Atom TM, Raw C + Pharmakustik

    Direction Assistant Film

    Valérie Mitteaux

    Film Editing

    Raquel Freire


    Raquel Freire, Valérie Mitteaux

    Costume Making

    Laurence Durieux / Teresa Neves

    Production Management

    Henrique Amoedo, Diogo Gonçalves, Paz Santa Cecilia

  • Credits

    “Happy Island” is an invitation by Henrique-Amoedo / Dançando com a Diferença to La Ribot. Production: Dançando com a Diferença, La Ribot. Coproduction: Le Grütli-Centre de Production, de Diffusion des Arts Vivants – Festival La Bâtie-Genève, CN D – Centre national de la danse Paris, “Celebrations of the 600th year of the discovery of Madeira and Porto Santo” Portugal. Supported by: Ernst-Göhner-Stiftung, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), NAVE Chile.

    With the kind support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the Embassy of Portugal / Camões Berlim.

Price: 15 / 25 / 30 €
Discount: 10 / 15 / 20 €
Ticket information

Past dates

German premiere

Thu 29.8.

from 19:00 to 20:00HAU2

Fri 30.8.

from 19:00 to 20:00HAU2

Notes: We offer a live audio description and haptic access tour for visitors with impaired sight on this date

Sat 31.8.

from 17:00 to 18:00HAU2


Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. (in Großbeerenstraße). Wheelchair ramp and lift available. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised via