In the moment of improvisation, a special, almost magical presence of the body emerges. Anything seems possible, even identity breaks free of its fixed structures and bonds and allows itself to be reinvented every moment. With music and dance, all participants weave their own experiences and memories into a common whole that remains in constant motion. Thoughts and ideas flash up, are taken up by the group and develop into something else. In this way, new connections and possibilities are always created, the power of change is revealed.
“Present Body 2” is a live improvisation with dance and music dedicated to the decolonization of bodies. It follows on from the performance of “Present Body 2”, which was recorded in November 2020 as part of the “MIMIMI Space” project and presented digitally at HAU4. The new version now links the black and white perspectives: dancers from Grupo Oito and “MIMIMI Space” enter into dialogue with each other. They bring in their experiences and the physical repertoire, looking for what they have in common and what connects them. Understand the past, dance the present and dream the future in your own way!
Concept/Choreography: Ricardo de Paula
Dancers: Ricardo de Paula (Brasilien), Natalie Riedelsheimer (Deutschland), Caroline Alves (Brasilien), Miro Wallner (Brasilien), Laura Alonso (Spanien), Martina Garbelli (Italien), Cintia Rangel, (Brasilien), Exocé Kasongo (Frankreich/Kongo), Kalil Bat (Réunion)
Music/Cello: Eurico Ferreira Mathias (Brasilien)
Installation: Andreina Vieira (Brasilien)
Production management: MIFRUSH Production
Costume: Andreina Vieira (Brasilien)
Photo: Tito Casal
Duration: 60 min
Gefördert durch Wiederaufnahmeförderung – Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt