Coupé-décalé, voguing, Mexican urban dance – a clash? Not at all! The three exceptional dancers – Ordinateur, a star of coupé-décalé, Alex Mugler, a New York voguing sensation, and Carlos Gabriel Martinez, a specialist in Mexican urban dance – know how to leave the audience and their colleagues bristling with enthusiastic awe. All three dance styles developed as forms of resistance. In «Trio (for the beauty of it)», they merge these movements of hybridisation against all the temptations of nationalism. An extravaganza of self-empowerment in physical form.
Monika Gintersdorfer, a Berlin-based director, founded the transnational collective La Fleur together with Franck E. Yao. In collaboration with the dancers, they avoid traditional North-South hierarchies and aim to exchange knowledge generously between communities. Especially Ordinateur and Alex Mugler play lead roles in their specific dance communities in West Africa and New York. They are prime examples of creators but also of caretakers who manage to keep in touch with their respective communities and help take care of them, wherever they might be in the world.
Alex Mugler will be one of the judges of this year’s Voguing Ball.
By: La fleur (Monika Gintersdorfer / Carlos Martinez / Alex Mugler / Ordinateur)
With: Carlos Martinez, Alex Mugler, Ordinateur
Musik: Timor Litzenberger
Costumes: Bobwear, Arturo Lugo
Production: Gregor Zoch
Co-production: Théâtre Vidy Lausanne, Zürcher Theaterspektakel, Pumpenhaus Münster, Kampnagel Hamburg.
With support of the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Koproduktionsförderung Tanz, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.
Photos: Claudia Ndebele