Part I: Brazilian Feijoada
Part II: Feliz Aniversario
Part III: Present Body
|MIMIMI Space: Racism in Dance Between Life & Stage its a laboratory for self-reflection and healing
Premiére- 5th of December 2020/ 2021
|Artistic Director, Concept & Choreography:
|Ricardo de Paula
|Zé de Paiva / Ricardo de Paula
|Ruben Nsue, NSHK, Kalil Joigny, Exocé Kasongo, Cintia Rangel, Thiago Ferreira Samambaia
Sandra Bello, Renata Motta, Iury Trojaborg, Eurico Ferreira Mathias, Karina Griffith, Diana McCarty
|Katja von der Ropp
|Biano Lima, Eurico Ferreira Mathias
|Andreina Vieira dos Santos
|Zé de Paiva, Kathleen Kunath
|MIFRUSH: Micaela Trigo/Urszula Heuwinkel
|Eine Produktion von Ricardo de Paula in Koproduktion mit HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin und freundlicher Unterstützung von SAVVY Contemporary und Grupo Oito. Gefördert durch den Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Thanks to "BLACK LIVES MATTER" and the years of continuous work of many activists, there is currently an increased sensitivity for obvious forms of racism in Germany – the usurpation of so-called “Hygienedemos” by right-wing extremists is being monitored in the media, racist structures in the police force are being uncovered, streets are being renamed. However, both everyday racism and the pursuit of structural anti-racist change often run further under the radar. MIMIMI Space is an experimental, interdisciplinary format that creates a space for artistic engagement with racism, a laboratory for self-reflection and healing.
Ricardo de Paula’s tool is contemporary dance. Accordingly, the Black body is at the centre of the project, with its inscribed history, memories and experiences. The knowledge of the historical origins of racist structures and the philosophies and ways of thinking that determine them creates the basis for looking ahead. With an awareness of the past and a vision for the future, MIMIMI Space questions the present.
The main source of inspiration for the approach of the project is quilombismo, a concept of solidarity. In his essay “Quilombismo: An Afro-Brazilian Political Alternative” from 1980, Abdias do Nascimento sketches the ideal image of an alternative free and democratic community of solidarity, in which Blacks restore their freedom and human dignity. Taking recourse to the historical experience of quilombos, he argues that everywhere there are other examples of lived solidarity, quilombismo. For MIMIMI Space, artists, activists and researchers jointly develop artistic formats in this spirit, in which knowledge from the different fields flows in and mutually enriches each other.
|More Information: http://grupooito.com/mimimi-space/
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