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Coloured Swan 3: Harriet's reMix

Moya Michael / AnAku & KVS
Thu 24.09.2020 - Wed 30.03.2022
24.09.2020
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30.03.2022

Coloured Swans 3: Harriet’s reMix is a dance performance that forms the third part in Moya Michael’s Coloured Swans series. For this piece, Moya collaborates with four young creatives – Loucka Fiagan, Oscar Cassamajor, Milo Slayers and Zen Jefferson – and investigates the future in relation to the past and the present. 

These young artists are the voices we need today but don’t hear enough of. Or maybe we just aren’t listening well enough?

These young performers represent the future, carrying with them visions of hope and alternative worlds, while also maintaining a dialogue with their ancestors. A sub-Saharan African proverb says that we stand on the shoulders of giants. But what if we cannot tap into the greatness of our ancestors to guide us safe and sound into the future? 

The performance goes deep into a multitude of themes, posing questions about spirituality and displacement and the three-unity – an exploration of the non-linearity of time. Coloured Swans 3: Harriet’s reMix is firmly set on the crossroads between West Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

The performance also questions form and theatre. Why do we choose to put our bodies in a black box? How can the three bodies become one, and thus, a solo? How do projections put on some bodies impact their performativity? The entire piece is set in a space with continuously changing borders, allowing the performers to use the space in any way they want. Expect another lush tapestry of images, sound and movement, put together by the same artistic team that helped Moya create her first two deeply riveting Swans

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Don’t ask what it’s about, ask why it’s there.

In response to the dance performance Coloured Swan 3: Harriet's reMix, researcher and author Sibo Kanobana wrote an article on what this performance is about. Or not?

The voices we need today

Moya Michael presents the third of her enchanting Coloured Swans creations. For this latest one she sourced inspiration from, among others, Lagos, forms of spirituality and the voices of young Afro-Be…

Credits

CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAFIE / CONCEPT & CHORÉGRAPHIE / CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY Moya Michael IN SAMENWERKING MET & UITGEVOERD DOOR / EN COLLABORATION AVEC & EXÉCUTÉ PAR / IN COLLABORATION WITH & PERFORMED BY Loucka Fiagan & Oscar Cassamajor / WDKY, Zen Jefferson / ShunGu, Milo Slayers DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Tunde Adefioye SCENOGRAFIE / SCÉNOGRAPHIE / SCENOGRAPHY Špela Tušar, Oscar Cassamajor, Moya Michael KOSTUUMS & MAKE UP / COSTUMES & MAKE-UP Povilas Bastys SOUNDSCAPE & GELUID / SOUNSCAPE & SON / SOUNDSCAPE & MUSIC Zen Jefferson LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRES / LIGHT DESIGN Caroline Mathieu, Margareta Andersen GELUID / SOUND / SON Steven Lorie BOVENTITELING / SURTITRAGE / SURTITLING Inge Floré STAGE DRAMATURGIE / INTERNSHIP DRAMATURGY Amy Lawrence STAGE COMMUNICATIEMEDEWERKER / INTERNSHIP COMMUNICATION ASSISTENT Jean-Luc Niyonshimye UITVOEREND PRODUCENT / PRODUCTEUR EXÉCUTIF / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AnAku, Shari Legbedje & Anastasia Tchernokondratenko SPREIDING / DISTRIBUTION / DISTRIBUTION Cokot, Julie Le Gall SPECIALE DANK AAN / REMERCIEMENTS SPÉCIAUX À / SPECIAL THANKS TO Shari Aku Legbedje, Anastasia Tchernokondratenko, Sébastien Parizel,Tanja Vrancken and all the individuals we had an invaluable exchange with in Nigeria and along the way: Segun Adefila, Kenneth Uphopho, Dr Sharon A Omotoso, Prof Femi CO Jegede, The Dramatic Arts department at Obafemi Awolowo University Ife Especially Prof Abiodun Olayiwola, Adetokunbo Adeola Shittu, Babalawo Oosaniyi Adeniyi Adeyemo, Prof Oladele Fakeye, Donna Ogunnaike, Nfemi Marcus Bello, Naomi Edobor, Angels & Muse, Joseph Umoibom, Bola Atitebi Haastrup, Christianah Omisakin, Terra Kulture Lagos, QDance Company, Street Dancers at The New Africa Shrine COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION KVS (BE), Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie – dans le cadre de l’Accueil-studio (FR) MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC), Africalia