Carlos Maria Romero aka Atabey Mamasita & Juan Carlos Palma: Contesting Latinness, Mestizaje & other foundational fictions of equality and multicultural identity of the so called ‘Latin America'
Contesting Latinness, Mestizaje (Miscegenation) and other foundational fictions of equality and multicultural identity of the so called ‘Latin America’ – how implicated are we in dance practices in and out of the continent in the termination and maintenance of coloniality?
A panel with dance workers living and working in and out of Abya Yala—the contested Americas—conversing on colonialism, decoloniality and decolonial colonialism in the cultural field, and on the performance of multiculturalism, progressiveness, inclusion and diversity.
Dancing at the Crossroads (As We Walk)
Since 2020, Fabián Barba, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Moya Michael, Sujata Goel, Jolie Reymond Ngemi and Carlos Maria Romero aka Atabey Mamasita have been coming together to write, work and converse as Dancing at the Crossroads (as we walk).
They are a group of migrant dance professionals who have studied in, lived in or are based in Flanders. Their collective work seeks to unveil and confront colonialism and racism in the established international dance networks of western Europe.
For the past two years, they have been supported by workspacebrussels as resident artists. After a period of slow and patient labour they will be sharing their process during the Open Studios. The five-day programme consists of text readings, performances and conversations.
Co-hosted by: Juan Carlos Palma & Carlos Maria Romero aka Atabey Mamasita – Guests: Fabián Barba, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Alexander Carrillo, Lina Vanegas, Juliana Ruiz Torres – Supported by: workspacebrussels