Premiere on Friday October 14th at 6 pm More performances on:
Sat. October 15th und Su. October 16th at 3 & 6 pm. Meeting Point: Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexiko-Stadt (30 Minutes before)
Yolanda Gutierrez has examined three fundamental aspects in various European cities using choreographic works, the concept of decolonization: the personal, the history of the architecture and the historical colonial context of the places. She transforms all of this into the performative body, by examining this time the colonizing body and the colonized body.
Based on the idea that these three concepts are a living archive to generate the content of hr work, this time she forms a team of German and Mexican dancers with very special characteristics to explore the public space in Mexico City.
These narratives have found their way despite the collective imagination that frames the versions of the conquerors and tarnishes the versions of the conquered.
This laboratory opens up a critical and performative space in which the voice and the body can express themselves and questions a colonization that ranges from political to economic to cultural influence until today.
This project opens a place for the voice and body to express itself, questioning a colonization that ranges from the political, the economic and, without a doubt, the cultural.
Decolonize your mind! Decolonize your body! Decolonize your city!
[Concept/Director/Choreography] Yolanda Gutiérrez
[Management] Lucia Lilen Heffner
[Assistance] Elizabeth Palomar
[Dramaturgy] Antonio Salinas
[Narrators voice] Yolanda Gutiérrez, Antonio Salinas and the voices of the dancers.
[Costume] Andrea Arrieta
[Dance/Choreography/Voice] Jorge Guillén, Aime Irasema Sánchez and Zurisadai González Fuentes
[Foto/Video] Akaash Mora Sahota
Funded by the Goethe-Institut Mexico , Dachverband Darstellende Künste Hamburg and the Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg.
Friendly supported by Sistema Nacional de Danza y Sistema de Teatros de la Ciudad de México