This is a play that portrays the various forms of colour discrimination that happens around the world.
KOLOFU, a 35 minutes performance for ages 2-6 is one of three productions that emerged from a FRATZ Lab on the topic of SKIN TONE. As part of fratz International 2020, we researched skin colours, bleaching and toning, colourism, racial discrimination, and identity. In addition to Kolofu, we produced Cream Body for the Nigerian audience and Skin for the international audience.
People attach negative or separatist meanings to colours, they refer to others based on their skin colour – black, white, red, coloured… Sad about the many forms of colour discrimination around the world, we asked ourselves: »Can colours just be beautiful? Only beautiful and nothing more?
Plates, spoons, straws, wind and humans come together in this playful rendition of colours to show that all people can live and play together. KOLOFU sets out to create exciting and engaging moments for children, adults, and performers.
Kolofu was performed at the Fratz International Festival 2022 at the tanzkomplizen studio at Podewill and Oyoun Kultur NeuDenken Theatre in Berlin, Germany. The performers include; Aniefiok Inyang, Chinenye Chukwudi, Oluchukwu Ukachukwu and Julius Obende.
FRATZ International is initiated by Theater o.N. In cooperation with Kulturprojekte Berlin, FELD Theater für junges Publikum, GRIPS Theater Berlin, TANZKOMPLIZEN, Wiesen55 e.V. Funded by the State of Berlin - Senate Department for Culture and Europe as part of the funding of urban policy relevant festivals 2020 to 2023, and supported by Goethe-Institut Nigeria.