Uprooted and transplanted, yet never quite able to put down roots. This is the basic conundrum of many a migrant’s life. Maria Colusi, a Berlin-based dancer and choreographer, knows it only too well.
With her project Displaced/Angekommen, the Argentinean artist brings this feeling to the stage:
How do bodies move in the space between old and new homes? How can an artist translate the life experience of people that are forever torn between here and there, past and future, expectations and reality into a tangible creative expression?
Colusi uses her family’s history as an intimate metaphor for the conflicts that migrants face on a daily basis, and she materializes them on stage and on paper through the movements of her body.
Displaced/Angekommen is inspired by two pictograms from the image archive of the Migrantas collective.
The music and sound accompaniment for the piece was created by Argentinian composer Edgardo Rudnitzky.
MARIA COLUSI was born in Argentina and completed her dance training in the USA and France. Since 2003 she has been working in Berlin with Sasha Waltz & Guests. As a choreographer, Colusi presented her own productions at DOCK11, Radialsystem, Berliner Ensemble, Gorky Park, Uferstudios, ZAK Center for New Art. She has worked as a choreographer with various directors and visual artists and teaches workshops and master classes.
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion, the DIS-TANZEN aid programme of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V. as part of NEUSTART KULTUR, an initiative of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and by Stipendien-Sonderprogramm through the Senate Department for Culture and Europe | Powered by Kulturamt Spandau.
Maria Colusi (Konzept/Choreographie (basierend auf dem Material des Archivs von Migrantas))
Federico Polucci (Kostümbild)
Ramón Rodríguez (Fotos)
Edgardo Rudnitzky (Musik/Sound)
Mirjam Sadjak (Produktion)
Laura Schultis (Assitenz)
Geoffrey Schöning (Text)
Asier Solana (Licht)