Mzamo Nondlwana dances towards the future! This solo performance in collaboration with sound artist Bassano Bonelli and visual artist İklim Doğan imagines an alternative future, rooted in radical queer-feminist movements – a future that denounces white supremacy values that are embedded in domination and destruction. Dance for the Future taps into the collective consciousness, sharing experiences during a pandemic while reinforcing the power of community as a form of healing. It is research on a dance for the future and “… a space where supernatural, fantastical, historical, and futuristic elements merge together.”
Dance for the Future is shaped by themes of collectivity, grief, and transformation using notions that have been crafted by marginalised communities, especially Black, queer-feminist, migrant communities, the global south and alternative movements which have disclosed and fought against heteronormative structures. This dance is dedicated to a better future!
The Performance on March 19th will be followed by an artist talk. Moderation: Faris Cuchi Gezahegn
Concept, choreography Mzamo Nondlwana Dramaturgy/Cinematography Sunanda Mesquita Sound artist Bassano Bonelli Stage design Guilherme Maggessi Production manager Marissa Lobo Video İklim Doğan Costume Isabelle Edi
A co-production by Mzamo Nondlwana and imagetanz/brut Wien. With the kind support of the Department of Culture of the City of ViennaFederal Ministry for Art, Culture, Public Service and Sport, the working grant of the Department of Culture of the City of Vienna, a Raw Matters summer residency, and Bears in the Park. Thanks to nadalokal Reclaim Festival for the public sharing.