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Performance by Tatiana Mejía

Swinging, swinging, swaying - the audience follows the emergence of movements. Witness manifestations of change. Between the heroine as protagonist and the loser as antagonist.



In the solo dance performance “SWAY”, the choreographer and performer Tatiana Mejía deals with socially established, normative attributions and aims to revive the intrinsic value of failure.


Drawing on historical systems of oppression, the performance addresses the superwoman syndrome and confronts the mainstream archetype of the strong black woman. In the dynamic interplay of dance, live video projection and sound, Mejía explores different levels of self-perception and prejudices.


At the intersection of Western “contemporary” and Afro-diasporic movement language and music, “SWAY” explores the delicate balance between strength, failure and relentless self-assertion.


“SWAY” will be premiered in the Radialsystem rooms as part of the :LOVE: collaboration between Tanzfabrik Berlin and Radialsystem. The two institutions are cooperating with the “Radialsystem ♥ Tanzfabrik” initiative to specifically improve the presentation conditions for dance creators.
Additional information
A production by Tatiana Mejía in co-production with Radialsystem and Tanzfabrik Berlin.

Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. With the kind support of the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.

Media partnerships: Exberliner, Rausgegangen, taz. die tageszeitung and tip Berlin.
Participating artists
Tatiana Mejía (Künstlerische Leitung und Performance)
Elisabeth Leopold (Dramaturgie)
Cécile Bally (Outside Eye und Bühnenbild)
Ale Hop (Musik)
Kalma (Video mapping)
Boris Seewald (Video Animation)
Leo G. Alonso (Licht Design)
Anna Mirkin (Kostüm)
Swantje Henke (Audiodeskription)
Jon Kiriac (Produktion)
Céline Rodrigues Monteiro (Produktionsassistenz und Community Outreach)
Gerald Pirner (Outside Ear)
Dates
April 2024
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