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Dance Performance by and with Anajara Laisa Amarante & Nara Rosseto

What´s colonialism, and what does it have to do with me? What about the disabled people in our society? Are they heroes, are they victims? Where are they, what do they do? Can such questions be answered through dance? Curious? Do not miss Decolonization Praxis & the Art of Talking Disability - a dance piece challenging notions of entertainment, humor and celebrating diversity.

Szene aus Decolonization Praxis and the Art of Talking Disability
Szene aus Decolonization Praxis and the Art of Talking Disability © Giovannina Sequeira

Who are the Latin American / Global South immigrants living in Europe? How does history repeat itself through new practices of colonization, how can we help Europeans to decolonize their minds? What about the disabled, the chronically ill? Do these artists have a chance here? Colonization, as some social movements in Latin America want to show, has never stopped - people still have an Eurocentric worldview. From my research, I will bring phrases that I will make available to the other dancer as well - phrases that are historical data, but which have an impact on the body memories of the artists.

As for the music, it was produced after the choreographic score started being set - the body attacks the music score first, not the other way around. The music is researched based on the improvisations resulting from the physical response to the phrases such as: Physically demonstrate your opinion on the Bolsonaro attacks on the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon!

English with German, German, Portuguese and Spanish
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Choreography, Production, Performance  Anajara L. Amarante Performance Nara Rosseto  Video Performance Yanel Barbeito, Grazielle Leuchtenberger  Host and technical Assistance Suzanne Stavast Production assistance Uli Pilwax
Schoko-Laden Mitte - Berlin
Schoko-Laden Mitte - Berlin