Program 8 October
Theme Entanglements and Intersection
All humans feel the effects of the worldwide pandemic. How can
we find each other in searching for solutions instead of isolating
ourselves? And what is the role of art in this? How can we create
in times of crisis?
Jay Pather (artistic director Afro_Vibes Festival) opens the
programme with a keynote on the central theme of this year’s festival,
Entanglements. He enters into conversation with the Dutch poet &
activist Jerry Afriyie, writer and actor Bright Richards and
Nora Chipaumire, an internationally celebrated Zimbabwean
choreographer and performer, living in New York. In her work she
has been challenging and embracing stereotyps of Africa, the black
performing body, art and aesthetics. We open the evening with a
video presentation of her recent work (Another) Township Manifest.
Moderator Nancy Jouwe.
(another) township manifesto (2020) - film by nora chipaumire
The film is a provocative response to our current world where Black
artists are finding innovative ways to continue to address the politics
of Black bodies and connect to their audience. It is also a response
in honor of the famous South African visual artist Zwelidumile Geelboi
Mgxaji Mslaba “Dumile” Feni (1942 – 1991) who spent much of his
life in exile.
nora invited two artists – Chuma Sopotole and Dorothee Munyaneza –
to also create a performance in reaction to Feni’s life. These films will be
screened after the official programme.
Programme 8 October
20:00: (another) township manifesto, a short film by Nora Chipaumire
20:20: Keynote speech Jay Pather
20:25: Panel talk with Jay Pather, nora chipaumire, Jerry Afriye,
Bright Richards. Moderator Nancy Jouwe.
21.15: Music Eva Skeet Mcleed
21:20: Film ‘Dumile Feni’ by Chuma Sopotela / South Africa / 36 mins
‘I woke up to a thought that I should build a grave’
Film ‘Butaka’ by Dorothee Munyaneza / Rwanda-UK / 15 mins
nora chipaumire is an internationally celebrated Zimbabwean
choreographer and performer, living in New York. In her work she has been
challenging and embracing stereotypes of Africa, the black performing body,
art and aesthetics.
Jerry King Luther Afriyie, poet and activist. Co-founder of ‘Nederland
Wordt Beter’ and Soul Rebel Movement. In 2011 he started with other artists
the awareness campaign Black Peter is Racism.
Nancy Jouwe, one of the initiators of Framer Framed, platform for arts and
culture in Amsterdam. She published on black feminism, post-colonial
communities and racism in the Netherlands and slavery history.
AMSTERDAM | DE BALIE
Vr 8 okt, 20:00 uur
Info en tickets: www.debalie.nl/8 oktober