ON FIRE: WENA MAMELA by Mamela Nyamza // MANDIOCA by Lucky Kele & Ronni Maciel // IT ALL DEPENDS – movie program at ARSENAL

This weekend we continue our artistic exchange program ON FIRE with two showings in the STUDIO 44 on 28. & 29. March 2014

Additionally we feature the film program “It all depends” curated by Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Tobias Hering in the ARSENAL – Institute for Film and Video Art on Sunday, 30. March 2014.

28. / 29. MARCH 2014 @ STUDIO 44


Between the inhabited body of the ritual and the rituals of the technical performance, a duo work at the moving edges of trans/cendant states and immanent formal virtuosism. Lucky Kele and Ronni Maciel will interrogate what moves them and how to move together.

Lucky Kele specializes in traditional and contemporary African dances. He grew up in Katlehong (ZA), a township in the East Rand known for its criminality and poverty. He translates the memory of a rough childhood in his tormented dance. As a choreographer he conceived many works that have been presented in various festivals in Africa, the US and Europe.

Ronni Maciel was born in Carmo, Brazil. He studied ballet in Rio de Janeiro and danced for the Balé Teatro Guaira, the state ballet of Curitiba, Brazil. In 2006 he joined the company of Constanza Macras/DorkyPark and moved to Berlin. In 2013 he choreographed the German premiere of Chico Buarque’s “Ópera do Malandro” at the Neuköllner Oper Berlin. In the same year he co-choreographed and performed in the film Anahí’s Room by director Ivalo Frank. Ronni’s latest solo piece, “Diversion”, premiered at Platforma in Berlin, 2013.

21h00 – WENA MAMELA by and with MAMELA NYAMZA

If you don’t wash the dishes, no ballet for you today.
But I took my swimming costume and ran …
Me and her, you and them, us both.

Mamela Nyamza was born in Gugulethu, Cape Town. She trained in contemporary dance and Ballet in South Africa and at the ALVIN Ailey American Dance Centre. She’s been developing her own artistic practice through choreographies that deal with important political and societal issues of today’s South Africa. Mamela has presented her work in various dance festivals in both Africa and internationally. She won the STANDARD Bank Young Artist Award in Dance 2011.

30. MARCH 2014 // 12H00 – 18H00 @ ARSENAL – Institute for Film and Video Art

Re-encounters with African cinema in joint film viewing sessions are a central component of the translocal research project Visionary Archive. On 30.3 four South African artists will be our guests. They are currently resident artists of the Constanza Macras/Dorky Park’s performance project “on Fire” in Berlin. The films MUEDA, MEMORIA E MASSACRE (Mozambique 1979) and COME BACK, AFRICA (SA/USA 1958) will open up associative approaches to discuss body politics, working on history and the role of performance art in “stating the plurality of singularity” (A. Mbembe) in southern Africa, with Lucky Kele, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Zanele Muholi and Mamela Nyamza. (Link)




Combined tickets for the showings in STUDIO 44: 16,00€ // reduced 11,00€
Tickets for the movie program in ARSENAL via Arsenal cinema (Link)

Please note that tickets for the showings in STUDIO 44 are limited so book yours now at tickets@dorkypark.org

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