Cherish Menzo

DARKMATTER

Dance

La Bâtie introduced us to Cherish Menzo last year in Jezebel, a first opus danced like a manifesto for the liberation of the black body. Today, the Dutch dancer suspends us above the unknown, the unthought and the unthinkable. What if the black body was seen by itself? Without past, in dreams, and in the future? Inspired by post-humanism and Afrofuturism, DARKMATTER stages a new economic, social and political balance in the bodies of Cherish Menzo and Camilo Mejía Cortés, who erase the dark to reinvent it. Explore the universe, dive into astronomy… In the beginning was blackness. From this indefinite magma, the alienating rap anthems performed alongside with the Distorted Rap Choir, slowed down, over-articulated and stretched sounds slowly disintegrate and leave the duo with their autonomy, time and space. Body, can you become hypothetical, a galaxy, in full acceleration, a stellar liquid monster, if not dead? In this infinite blackness, celestial bodies and black matter collide to generate enigmatic futures. A series of terribly welcome eclipses.

The show contains nude scenes and stroboscopic effects.

In the context of her dance performance DARKMATTER, artist Cherish Menzo is looking for Afrodescendant participants for a two-day workshop → more information

Salle du Lignon / Vernier


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Co-produced with the Cultural Department of Vernier

Length 85'

16 yrs.

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Cast & credits

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Concept and choreography
Cherish Menzo
Creation and performance
Cherish Menzo, Camilo Mejía Cortés
Lighting Design
Niels Runderkamp
Music composition
Gagi Petrovic, Michael Nunes
Mastering
Gagi Petrovic
Music list
via www.grip.house and www.frascatitheater.nl
Scenography
Morgana Machado Marques
Costume Design
JustTatty.com
Dramaturgy
Renée Copraij, Benjamin Kahn
Text
Cherish Menzo, Camilo Mejía Cortés, BOИSU, Shari Kok-Sey-Tjong
Vocal and delivery coaching
BOИSU, Shari Kok-Sey-Tjong
Artistic advice
Christian Yav, Nicole Geertruida
Voices Distorted Rap Choir
via www.distortedrapchoir.com
Technicians
Niels Runderkamp and Amber Stallenberg/Nele Verreyken
Pictures credit
Yaqine Hamzaoui, Yema Gieskes et Mélanie Musisi

Production

GRIP, Frascati Producties

Co-production

Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels, BE), CCN-Ballet national de Marseille dans le cadre de l’accueil studio / Ministère de la Culture (FR), actoral festival (Marseille, FR), STUK (Leuven, BE), La Villette (Paris, FR), Beursschouwburg (Brussels, BE), Festival d’Automne à Paris (FR), De Coproducers (NL), Perpodium (BE)
Residencies
STUK (Leuven, BE), La Villette, Paris (FR), Frascati (Amsterdam, NL), Beursschouwburg (Brussels, BE), CCN-Ballet national de Marseille dans le cadre de l’accueil studio / Ministère de la Culture (FR), Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam (NL)

Supports

the Flemish Government, The Performing Arts Fund NL, Ammodo, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Cronos Invest

Thanks

Eric Cyuzuzo, Jan Fedinger, Dries Douibi

In collaboration with

Trill (Leuven, BE), WijzijnDOX (Utrecht, NL)

Salle du Lignon / Vernier


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