11 okt20:15 - 21:15TR25 Schouwburg, RotterdamKleine Zaal
West African dance styles, Curaçao tambu, waacking, contemporary dance and live visual storytelling come together in a performance that dialogues with the past.
To heal yourself, reinvent yourself, find a new balance; resurrection. That’s what it’s all about in Mi Alma, which means ‘my soul’ in Papiamento. It is the first joint performance by dancer and choreographer Junadry Leocaria and visual artist Richard Kofi, since the creation of their acclaimed short film Imprenta.
In Mi Alma, a heavenly state of spiritual order and balance is brutally disturbed by external evil forces. Junadry merges West African dance styles, the tambu from Curaçao, waacking and contemporary dance in the ensuing search for a renewed state of being. She is assisted by Richard, who joins the movement and brings Junadry’s inner world to life through text and projected live drawings. Inspired by West African mythology and Afro-futurist literature, he breaks open the narrative lines and influences time and space.
Be moved by Mi Alma, a performance by this duo to be reckoned with that shows that the history of slavery, the colonial past, and mental health are all intertwined and that imagination offers a way out.
makers Junadry Leocaria en Richard Kofi live illustratie Richard Kofi kostuum Jesus Cedeño sound Dizzi Geetha