In the hybrid performance «Taking Care of God», the Swiss-Congolese music producer and performance artist Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure combines church music with club sounds, and spiritual rituals with popular choreography. Created in collaboration with Kingdom Gospel Club, a Congolese a cappella group, the piece is blending the dynamics of sacred and secular music, in order to engage in a conversation about the perception of spirituality as well as the search for trance through rhythms. «Taking Care of God» is a collective gesture affirming the beauty found in unity and cooperation, while exploring the individual trajectories of the performers.

Biography

Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure is a Swiss-Congolese music composer and performer artist using sound, movements and film as research tools to investigate human relationships. The focus of her practice is to build expressive systems of repairs that value the poetic notions of Blackness, queerness, technology, and spirituality.


Masks mandatory in the performance venue. Admission only with Covid certificate (Swiss Covid certificate or EU/EFTA Digital Covid Certificate) and official ID (ID, passport, driving license). Further information here.

PROPOSAL, ART DIRECTION, DRAMATURGY: SORAYA LUTANGU BONAVENTURE

MUSIC COMPOSITION: SORAYA LUTANGU BONAVENTURE

VOCALS, PERFORMANCE: KINGDOM GOSPEL CLUB

CHOREGRAPHY, DRAMATURGY : KINGDOM GOSPEL CLUB, SORAYA LUTANGU BONAVENTURE

MOUVEMENT ADVISOR: JEREMY NEDD, NATASZA GERLACH

MOUVEMENT RESEARCH: TAMARA ALEGRE

LIGHT : JACQUELINE SOBISZEWSKI

SET DESIGN : GIULIA ESSYAD

TECHNICAL DIRECTION: THIBAULT VILLARD

VIDEO, POST PRODUCTION: ALI-EDDINE ABDELKHALEK

COSTUMES : BOBBY KOLADE

OUTLOOK : ERIKA NIEVA DA CUNHA, NATASZA GERLACH

SOUND AND LIGHT OPERATOR : THIBAULT VILLARD

SOUND ENGINEER, KAMPALA: REY SAPIENS

TOUR MANAGER: IMAN WASER

PRODUCTION : CIE ETERNAL

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION: ANA LADEIRA, MATHIAS ECOEUR – ARS LONGA

CO-PRODUCTION : ARSENIC (LAUSANNE), GRÜTLI (GENÈVE), GESSNERALLEE (ZÜRICH), DAMPFZENTRALE (BERN), KASERNE (BASEL), SÜDPOL (LUZERN).

UNE COPRODUCTION DANS LE CADRE DU FONDS DES PROGRAMMATEURS DE RESO – RÉSEAU DANSE SUISSE.

SUPPORTED BY PRO HELVETIA, FONDATION SUISSE POUR LA CULTURE, VILLE DE LAUSANNE, LOTERIE ROMANDE, PRO-HELVETIA – SWISS ARTS COUNCIL, FONDATION SIS, FONDATION CORYMBO, THE UGANDA MUSEUM, FONDS  CULTURELS SUD – ARTLINK.