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Contemporaneity Opening Reception

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Contemporaneity is a new presenting series by Anandam Dancetheatre featuring new works and works-in-progress by artists practicing in Asian, African, Latin American, Arab and Indigenous dance forms.

Join us for an Opening Reception which includes cocktails, appetizers and special performances. Then, at 7:30 PM we invite you to join us for Contemporaneity, edition 1.0:

De Agua y Barro is inspired by “las portadoras de agua bendita” (carriers of holy water), and the ritual led by the Purépecha women of Michoacán. Aerial and multidisciplinary artist Diana Lopez embodies and honours their strength in an investigation of ritual and its relationship to memory, material and the body.

A specialist in South African dance forms, Mafa Makhubalo sees culture as an accumulation and evolution of the history and memory of a people; a process made visible through dance, music and song. In Lentswe la Setjhaba (Voices of the Land), Makhubalo explores the way individuals hold a sense of self, express themselves, and find their way through complex times.

Afrofusion artist Esie Mensah presents Shades of Blackness, exploring the concept of shadeism through movement and text as the work examines what it means to be scrutinized for the tone of one’s skin. Shadeism is a child of racism; Mensah brings this taboo into the light to explore its ugliness and discomfort, so that a new truth can step forward.

Photo: Dancer Mafa Makhubalo

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