Programme 10 October
Theme Sustainable art in a post Covid19 world
How sustainable is performing arts in a Covid19 era? With an
increasing number of people around the world being isolated in their
homes, it has become clear how important it is that we keep hearing
and sharing each other's stories; that the whole society feels heard
and recognized. What is actually the role of art in times of corona?
How does corona change the art practice? How will the impact of
‘corona art’ on artists develop?
We start the evening with a short presentation of Le syndrome de l’exilé,
a performance by Babacar Cissé in which he examines the human
experience of exile. Hassan Mahamdallie, specialist in diversity and
equality in the arts will give a keynote lecture. Afterwards he will enter
into conversation with Babacar Cissé, Ricardo Peach, director of
Free State Arts Festival in South Africa and Jennifer Tosch, founder
of the Black Heritage Tours.
Moderator: Maarten van Hinte.
After the official programme two films of Nigerian performer Jelili Atiku will be live
streamed via www.debalie.nl, www.afrovibes.nl and facebook live.
Program 10 October:
20:00: Le Syndrome de l’Exilé / choreographer-dancer Babacar Cissé
20:15: Keynote Hassan Mahamdallie
20:25: Panel talk with Jennifer Tosch, Babacar Cissé, Ricardo Peach
Moderator: Maarten van Hinte
21.25: Music Eva Skeet Mcleed
21:30: Film by Jelili Atiku (Nigeria)
Hassan Mahamdallie, specialist in diversity and equality in the arts.
Author of The Creative Case for Diversity, the approach of the Arts Council
England to diversity in the arts. A publicist, playwright, campaigner for
race equality and expert in Muslim culture and thought.
Babacar Cissé, Senegalese hip hop choreographer and dancer living and
working in France. Founder of dance company Les Associés Crew,
center of hip-hop dance in the Aquitaine region (France).
Jennifer Tosch is founder of Black Heritage Tours in Amsterdam and New York
that reveal the Black presence and "hidden" colonial history. She is co-founder
of Sites of Memory Foundation and member of the Mapping Slavery Project
Ricardo Peach, is director of Vrystaat Kunstefees/Arts Festival/Tsa-Botjhaba,
an annual multi-artform Afrikaans language festival in Mangaung, South Africa.
He is also co-director of Programme for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD)
and a founding director of Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE).
Maarten van Hinte, creative director at rightaboutnow inc. and associate professor
at the Amsterdam School of the Arts. He directs, writes and develops concepts
for performances and events and theater productions. He was associate artistic
director of MC Theater until 2013.
Film by Jelili Atiku: Elaboru Elabórù and Alaagba
Jelili Atiku has been called "the father of Nigerian contemporary performance art. He has created work about multinational oil companies and Donald Trump and combines powerful aesthetics with traditional ritual and activism, one of the few artists who moves amongst these three areas with fluidity and power.
Ẹlàbọ́rù is a personal journey of Jelili Atiku in his using of Yoruba indigenous methods/rituals of building body immune system against pandemic diseases. The making of this film has been supported by Afro_Vibes Festival.
Alaagba is a video documentation of a performance of Jelili Atiku in Brazil.
AMSTERDAM | DE BALIE
Zat 10 okt, 20:00 uur
Info en tickets: www.debalie.nl/10 oktober