Dance solo by Christian Guerematchi
The dance-solo NAM – Non-Aligned Movement is an artistic search for the black European identity and a research of codes of the black body. Both, the choreographer Christian Guerematchi and the musician Shishani, have roots in Europe and Africa. They take inspiration from their own backgrounds and the movements and sounds from the African diaspora. In NAM – Non-Aligned Movement they embark on an epic and Afro-futuristic journey to the Balkans.
NAM – Non-Aligned Movement is part of the broader movement and sound research – Epistemologies of The Body wherein the focus lies on stories about the black body. The title NAM – Non-Aligned Movement is inspired by the Movement of Non-Alignment from the 1960’s, which played an important part in the process of decolonization and the independence movements from so-called third world countries.
Christian Guerematchi is born in Maribor, Slovenia, then Yugoslavia. As a dancer, he worked with companies like Ballet Kiel (Germany) and Compagnie Thor (Brussels) and since 2008 he is associated with ICK Amsterdam. Because of his interest in the voice he works in Amsterdam with choreographers like Nicole Beutler. The performance White Noise in collaboration with the spoken word artist OTION has been Christian’s first bigger and self-produced project.
The performance had the opening night at Theater De Meervaart on 11 September.
Made possible by: ICK Dans Amsterdam & Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
Concept/Choreography/production: Christian Guerematchi
Music/Sound: Shishani Vranckx
Text/Dramaturgy: Gita Hacham
Costumes/Design: Jonathan Ho
Creative Director: PINKB!NK
Photography: Alwin Poiana
Location: ZID Theater, Amsterdam
Entrance: €7,50, incl. consumption
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