Maria Tembe (MZ): Solo for Maria
|22.05.19||Geneva, Out of the Box – Biennale des Arts inclusifs||Tickets|
|29.05.19||Basel, Wildwuchs Festival||Tickets|
|01.06.19||Lugano, ORME Festival||Tickets|
|06.06.19||Berne, ‘BewegGrund.Das Festival’||Tickets|
Solo for Maria tells the story of women in Mozambique who live within the tensions between individual happiness, social norms and real violence. Using her own biography as a starting point, the performer Maria Tembe first confronts the audience with her repertoire of movement and undermines habitual habits of seeing. In a sublime interplay, she not only exposes herself to the looks of the audience but also throws them back with full intensity. Choreographed by Panaibra Gabriel Canda, she then addresses women’s rights and experiences of violence, and dances against restricting rules and social expectations, creating a distinctive atmosphere of intense and relentless intimacy and closeness.
Duration: 35 minutes
The piece will be shown alongside Lila Derridj’s Une bouche.
Information on the accessibility of the performances can be found on the festival websites.