Guest performance "Das liegt im Blut" ("It’s in the Blood")

Directed by Barbara Kemmler

21 February 2020

Apothikes THOC and Draseis 2019-2020 “Young on a Desert Island” will host the performance Das liegt im Blut (It’s in the Blood), the result of an eighteen month collaboration between Tete Adehyemma Dance Theatre (Ghana) and Cactus Junges Theater (Germany). A solo performance by Germany based Ghanaian actress Gifty Wiafe, who fills the stage with a unique and mesmerizing blend of humour, dance, music and storytelling. Τhe actress takes the audience on a roller-coaster of a journey between cultures and continents, while she touches on many issues of universal relevance and interest, connecting the dots from deeply personal life events to questions of migration, culture and national identity, individual and corporate greed, environmental challenges, male and female viewpoints among others. The audience is invited to “walk a mile in another person’s shoes” and experience the transformative power of the arts, when it comes to imagining and creating a world where “other-ness” and diversity are no longer feared but celebrated.


Dramaturgy: Petra Kindler

Direction: Barbara Kemmler

Performer: Gifty Wiafe

Choreography: Frank Sam

Lighting design-Sound: Henry Nyadiah


Language: Εnglish

For young and adult audiences.


Nicosia: Theatro Apothikes THOC, Tuesday 10 of March 2020, 20.30                                                                                                                                                

Information/Tickets: THOC Box office, tel. 77772717,

Ticket Price: €6


Workshop with the actress Gifty Wiafe and the director Barbara Kemmler

Gifty Wiafe and Barbara Kemmler have been working together for more than a decade. At the beginning, Gifty was a teenager who had just arrived in Germany from Ghana; Barbara was a theatre director who worked with young actors. They now work together as partners. Both are interested in the cultural exchange between Europe and Africa, Ghana and Germany.

In this workshop, they will teach a mixture of afrodance (mainly based on afropop and afrobeat) and acting. The focus, while developing little scenes, will be on the theme of PARTNERSHIP. Partnership is important for lovers, families, citizens, countries and continents; partnership is the only solution to a lot of problems that the world faces today.


Please bring training clothes and some ideas on the theme.

For teenagers and young people till 18 years old.


The workshop will take place on the 9th of March 2020 at Apothikes THOC. Time: 17:00

Duration: 3 hours (with intermission and a discussion) | Language: English

COST- FREE: For participation, please send email to

For further information please call 22 864306.






The workshop is taking place in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Cyprus