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.
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.
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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.