POETiK P opens its kaleidoscope: an evening filled to the brim with desire, poetry and the preoccupation with one’s own physicality. Fashion, sound and dance mix and show themselves from an unexpected side. An anti-national team of artists* deals in a two-week residency with their own bodies and female* desire. February 18 is a climax, encounter, conclusion and prelude at the same time: the doors and the bar are open from 9 pm, excerpts of the work will be shown as an installation, there will be DJ and performative interventions. It can swim along – dancing and also observing.
The Residency: an Exploriment.
Initiated by the collaboration of Donya Speaks and Dampfzentrale Bern, the two-week residency brings together artists from Rwanda, Congo and Switzerland for the first time: the interdisciplinary team researches and explores the themes of eroticism, sensual knowledge, female* bodies and society.
The self-determination of the female* body is under attack. Whether laws about abortion, headscarf compulsions or burka bans. In the end, isn’t it always about the one thing: The control of female* sexuality?
Based on personal experiences and political events, the team explores the language around sexuality and the shell, i.e. the clothing that covers the body or makes it visible. Under the motto “the personal is the political,” the artists* are interested in the relationship between the two aspects and place them in a cultural and historical context. They work in the collective of the sisterhood and plead for more poetry, care and inwardness, in a world where only measurable and supposedly objective knowledge enjoys validity.
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The evening starts at 21:00 and ends at 00:30
Donya Speaks (Donia Sbika) works as a performer and dance creator. In her work, Donya joyfully combines comedy and tragedy, text and movement, form and content, and finds in it a startling topicality. She understands the stage as a space of possibility and the theater as a means to create a dialogue and question the world order. In 2021 she danced in the play «Teresa» at the Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona. In 2019-2022, she worked with the artist collective «The Grey Stories to create documentary pieces between Germany, Bosnia and Rwanda. In 2022, Donya premiered her second full-length piece «Until the End of the Rain» in co-production with Tanzhaus Bern and Théâtre de l’Opéra Tunis. She studied at Accademia Dimitri and successfully graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Theatre.
Aline Amike is an actress, model, poet and founder of the fashion label Ami!ke. She studied English Literature in Ghana and worked in Accra for Debonair Magazine, Free the Youth fashion label and Senabryte, among others. Her main practice is «Beading»: making accessories and garments out of beads. Through this she communicates content and understands the meditative work not only as a craft, but as a philosophy of life: when connecting the fragile beads, a robust, strong net is created. She also deals with questions about «Adornment».
Nina Jaun is a fashion designer and founder of the NCCFN Group. She sees fashion as a medium to question the relationship between person and material. She works mainly with donations of materials and textiles, raising awareness of «existing products» and moving between fashion, art and politics. With NCCFN she realized collaborations with Adidas and Fizzen Rework. She also worked for the fashion label Jahnkoy in New York and made various film productions and theater costumes. In 2022 she was in Cairo in an artistic residency, exploring the use of transparent fabrics, among other things.
Souzy Muisha Chloè is a dancer from Goma, Congo DRC. She taught herself to dance and her passion is breakdancing. At the Skills East Africa Competition in Uganda, she won first place in the Solo B- Girl and Formation category. She has worked with choreographers Faraja Batumike and Matrix Bienco and develops her own dance pieces. She is one of the few successful dancers in the North Kivu region.
Donya Speaks: Performance und Konzept
Nina Jaun: Kostüm und Kreation
Aline Amike: Performance und Kostüm
Souzy Muisha: Performance und Choreografie
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