Garbage embrace

Photo © Kristina Steiner

Garbage embrace Garbage embrace is a site specific performance created to confront the finance world with its excesses of pride and self-confidence. The project is a satirical, destabilizing mirror, which invites us to think about the consequences of our actions, and the waste they produce. The strength of this performance is to use local characteristics in order to pose new questions and address other specific issues. 


Concept, dance, performance by Romain Thibaud-Rose (FR) and Ali Kareem (IQ)

Romain Thibaud-Rose(1984) is a French performer and choreographer based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). In 2015 Romain graduated in choreography and performance and got his Master at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen. His choreographic works have been presented in venues such as Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Stadttheater Gießen, Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, Festival Tanzhouse Salzburg. As an independent performer he worked in the last production by Kat Valastur ”Ah! Oh! A contemporary ritual” which premiered in December 2014 at Hebbel Am Ufer II in Berlin, and tours internationally since.


Ali Kareem Obaid, born in Iraq in 1984, is a theater director, film-maker and actor. In 2011 he graduated with a degree in theater from the Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad University. Currently he finishes his Master degree in “Choreography and performance” at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Gießen University.  His first short film “Hassan in wonderland” has been shown at 35 film festivals worldwide, winning five awards. 


Supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal state.

This event is a collaboration of DanceKiosk-Hamburg - 48 Hours Nomads with Romain Thibaud-Rose