KVS
© Karolina Maruszak

Religion? Kitend!

Jenny Onya Ambukiyenyi
Fri 18.11.2022 20:30 - 21:30
KVS, Brussels
KVS BOX
Past event
18.11.2022
20:30 - 21:30
Past event

After a fatal accident in the city of Kinshasa Esdras, Chadrak, Lydienne and Kadogo find themselves in a dusty waiting room. Stuck between two worlds, they are confronted with their past. At desperate speed, they search for a way to break free before their human consciousness is completely extinguished.

This multilingual dance-theatre creation takes place in Congo, a country close to Jenny Ambukiyenyi Onya's heart. Immerse yourself in the world of La Sape* (or "Society of Ambianceurs and Elegant People") and discover unexplored paths!

This creation questions the appropriation of the dominant culture and the complexity of post-colonial identities. It offers a model of individual emancipation in which the sapeur reaffirms his identity through his deep connection with Nzambi Ya Mpungu, the embodiment of Beauty in all its forms.

*La Sape (also known as The Society of Ambianceurs and Elegant People) is a subculture centered on the cities of Kinshasa and Brazzaville in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Republic of Congo respectively. The name comes from the French slang word sape, which means ‘clothes’ or ‘dressed up’. La Sape aims to show elegance and style within fashion, similar to predecessors before. People who participate in the movement are called sapeurs.

Credits

TEKST, REGIE & ARTISTIEKE LEIDING / ÉCRITURE, MISE EN SCÈNE & DIRECTION ARTISTIQUE / SCRIPT, DIRECTION & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Jenny Ambukiyenyi Onya DANS & CHOREOGRAFIE / DANSE & CHORÉGRAPHIE / DANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY Hervé Loka Sombo, Divine Kodia, Oumar Diallo, Geraudy Bombile ASSISTENT-CHOREOGRAAF / ASSISTANT CHORÉGRAPHE / ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER Olivier Boko ASSISTENT-ONTWERPER / ASSISTANT STYLISME / STYLING ASSISTANT Sarah Oveneke MUZIEKECOMPOSITIES / COMPOSITIONS MUSICALES / MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS Raffaelo Visconti, César Mukaz FOTOGRAFIE / PHOTOGRAPHIE / PHOTOGRAPHY Kelvin Konadu, Karolina Maruszak LICHT UITVOERING / EXÉCUTION LUMIÈRES / LIGHTING EXECUTION Emmanuel Onya COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Zinnema & KVS MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Mestizo Arts Platform/WIPCOOP