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Mimi's Shebeen

Alesandra Seutin / Vocab Dance & KVS
Thu 23.03.2023 - Sat 01.04.2023
23.03.2023
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01.04.2023
  • 23.03.2023
    20:00 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL
  • 24.03.2023
    20:00 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL
  • 25.03.2023
    20:00 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL
  • 28.03.2023
    14:00 - 16:00
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL
    For schools
  • 31.03.2023
    20:00 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL
  • 01.04.2023
    20:00 - 22:00
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL

Mimi’s Shebeen is a powerful new theatre production by KVS face and artist Alesandra Seutin and her company Vocab Dance. Through dance, text, singing and music, she takes the audience into the depths of a deconstructed Shebeen* and on a journey full of life, struggle, perseverance and determination.

Inspired by the South-African singer Miriam Makeba and her exile from her own country, Seutin uses the legacy of Makeba’s work as a political activist to convey stories of exile, immigration and human rights.

Mimi’s Shebeen will infuse the unique and unmistakable signatory style of Seutin’s Afro-Centric Dance Theatre. Lisette Ma Neza provides the text, Angelo Moustapha and Tarang Cissokho the music, and Tutu Puoane sings.

Where do you find the strength to keep your head held high when you have been exiled from your motherland, separated from your mother, your people and your roots? How do you survive – flourish, even – so far away from everyone and everything you know?

*A shebeen is an unlicensed bar in the South African townships.

Credits

CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAFIE / CONCEPT & CHORÉGRAPHIE / CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY Alesandra Seutin MUZIEK / MUSIQUE / MUSIC Angelo Moustapha & Tarang Cissokho TEKST / TEXTE / TEXT Lizette Ma Neza PERFORMANCE / INTERPRÉTATION Tutu Puoane, Nandi Bhebhe, Kopano Maroga, Valerie Ebuwa, Hendrickx, Elisa van der Kust DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Gerardo Salinas SCENOGRAFIE / SCÉNOGRAPHIE / SCENOGRAPHY Stef Stessel KOSTUUMS / COSTUMES Caroline Fainke SOUNDSCAPE / PAYSAGE SONORE Hans Mullens PRODUCTIELEIDING / DIRECTEUR DE PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION MANAGER Ella De Gregoriis BIJKOMENDE STEUN / SOUTIEN ADDITIONNELLE / ADDITIONAL SUPPORT Uprise Rebel PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Vocab Dance & KVS COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Perpodium MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF de Belgische Federale Overheid via Cronos Invest

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