AfroPolitan Berlin – Performance Panorama Edition 2.0 (2023)

Artists & Performances

    Work-in-Progress-Showing

    Sat 2nd Dec, 4:30 pm – 8:15 pm

    The AfroPolitan Berlin- Performance-Panorama is a residency/workshop programme for (emerging) professional Black and Afrodiasporic performing artists (active) in Berlin, providing a platform to explore and develop performance works & concepts. It took place for the third time this year, supported 4 performance projects, with 5 artists in total, intermittently over the past 3 months.

    We warmly invite you to come join our journey and experience an insight into what they have been working on!

    • 4:30 pm “w.a.t.e.r. w.o.r.l.d.” by Tiffany Gloshpert
    • 5:45 pm “In Conversation With Grace” by Daddypuss Rex
    • 6:30 pm “Nomadic” by Kieron Jina
    • 7:30 pm “tuabas – initiation” by Maguala
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    w.a.t.e.r. w.o.r.l.d.

    by Tiffany Gloshpert

    Water world is a project I started in my room during the pandemic in NYC after the assignation of George Floyd. The idea is to do as Sylvia Winter recommends and create new narratives about what it means to exist as 2-legged talking beings. My idea centers around mermaid myths from the African Diaspora and specifically Haitian Vodou riffing on afro-pessimists claims that Black people aren’t human and displacing the human as the center of the meaning making world. Being autistic/neurodivergent, none of this stuff is just theory to me. I live it as though it were true. I believe it. That’s my praxis.

    The idea is to encode theory into non-theoretical approaches and to play stories in order to create an archive through play and stimming. A drop, a water world, that came before and which will exist, after this current anti-Black capitalist crisis.

    Zoe-Afan-Strasser

    In Conversation with Grace

    by Daddypuss Rex

    “In Conversation with Grace” is a mixed media, interactive love letter to the indomitable and incomparable Grace Jones as told through an afro-diasporic, ritualistic, blaqueer lens. The immersive experience challenges, provokes and asks the public to engage with notions of (anti) Blackness, white fragility, resistance, resilience and ultimately with celebration of Black joy.

    Zoe-Afan-Strasser

    Nomadic

    by Kieron Jina

    Nomadic

    Navigating Untold Stories Unknown Landscapes – Transnational Migration

     Kieron Jina presents Nomadic in Berlin. The artistic focus of this “professional troublemaker” moves between post-colonial historiography and queer storytelling – always with an activist aspect and in search of empathy and shared experiences. Jina combines costumes and practices with Afro-futurist and cultural clichés to create new perspectives. Jina’s interdisciplinary work includes research, dance, performance, technology, and drag. Jina deliberately involves the audience in their pieces as they energetically roam through culture and history. Nomadic explores ideas related to national borders, being, and belonging in a society. Cultivating healing rituals through various archival stories, sounds, and music. Research-based practices have shown that we can share, heal, and teach our experiences through storytelling methods and the environment we encounter.

    Zoe-Afan-Strasser

    tuabas - initiation

    by Maguala (Lea Malaika Som, Magdalena Akua Agyekum)

    Auf der Suche nach dem wahren Potenzial unseres Wesens, begibt sich Tuabas auf eine Fantasiereise durch das innere Portal des vom Menschen erschaffenen Weltschmerz’.

    Creative Team

     

    ARTISTIC ACCOMPANIEMENT & ORGANISATION

    Tessa Hart

    ADDITIONAL SELECTION JURY

    Sarah Fartuun Heinze & Isabel Kwarteng-Acheampong (Tiffany, Maguala, Daddypuss Rex)

    Magda Korsinsky (Kieron Jina)

     

    ADMINISTRATION & ORGANISATION

    Renata Garcia

    MENTORING

    Melli Erzuah, Jota Ramos, Isaiah Lopaz, Sarah Fartuun Heinze, Joni Barnard

    WORKSHOP FACILITATION

     Melli Erzuah (Working with physical body & collective harmonies)

    Dera Luce (AfroDiasporic Storytelling)

    Sarah Fartuun Heinze (Arts Funding) 

    Berlinklusion (Accessibility)

    PERFORMANCE TECHNICIAN

    Thiago Rosa

    PERFORMANCE FILMOGRAPHER

    Yagi Taffere

    PERFORMANCE PHOTOGRAPHER

    Yero Adugna Eticha

    EVENT ASSISTANCE

    Lea Berger, Serena Hahnfeld, Jota Ramos, Sointu Pere, Beanz & Forum Brasil Team

     

    Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Community.

    / Gefördert durch die Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt.

    Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt

    AfroPolitan Berlin c/o Forum Brasil e.V, Möckernstraße 72, 10965 Berlin

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    AfroPolitan Berlin - Identity ⋆ Creating ⋆ Community ist gefördert aus Mitteln der Senatsverwaltung für Arbeit, Soziales, Gleichstellung, Integration, Vielfalt und Antidiskriminierung im Rahmen des Partizipations- und Integrationsprogramms.

    Mitteln der Senatsverwaltung für Arbeit, Soziales, Gleichstellung, Integration, Vielfalt und Antidiskriminierung im Rahmen des Partizipations- und Integrationsprogramms.

    AfroPolitan Berlin - Performance Panorama ist gefördert durch die Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt.

    Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt
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