Dances in little format - double bill 2: Jimena Pérez Salerno & Mugeni
In Unproductive will, the Argentinian choreographer Jimena Pérez Salerno investigates whether we can create a different relationship to time than the one presented to us by the hegemonic worldview. In a playful way, she shares practices from her sentimental and cultural education with the aim of creating an experience of political awareness. She considers the notions of linear time and productive behaviour as collective colonial wounds that run through our works, affective bonds and lives wherever we are.
In Perle Noire, the young Brussels slam poet Mugeni meanders through personal memories, reflections and experiences. She pays tribute to black women and their struggle to claim ownership of their history. A story about complexes, stigma and discrimination. A story about Mugeni and about those she loves.
For the past two years, dancer and researcher caterina daniela mora jara has been one of workspacebrussels’ resident artists. During the Open Studios she will round off her trajectory with a mini-festival in which she invites five other artists to share the stage with her. Dances in little format connects different dances and dance traditions: the somatic, the virtuoso, sound journeys, small movements. After a three-week research residency focused on Conflicted Embodiment, the six artists invite the public to become part of their process. From transoceanic trajectories to displacement and torsion in colonial legacies of dance experience: the performers put ‘dance’ into question and enjoy dancing for its own sake.
Unproductive will: Research & performance: Jimena Pérez Salerno – Supported by: a.pass, Pianofabriek in the frame of the programme ‘100% free space’ in collaboration with Kunstenwerkplaats (BE), Fundación Cazadores, Tecnodanza (AR) – Thanks to: María Sabato, Diego Echegoyen, caterina daniela mora jara, Gustavo Ciríaco, Eleonora Fabiao, Lilia Mestre, Vijai Maia Patchineelam // Perle Noire: By: Marie Paule Mugeni