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Ella Mesma and Mac Daniel V. Palima

Autograph is a platform which supports emerging dance artists as they progress in their careers and create new work. With the support of Serendipity and Dance4, Ella Mesma and Mac Daniel V. Palima have spent the last year developing two new innovative pieces of dance, both exploring identity.

Ella Mesma’s work Papillion is inspired by the four stages of transformation in the lifecycle of the butterfly and its representation of transformation, renewal and life. Ella explores her own diverse heritage and experiences to question identity and privilege.

Mac Daniel V. Palima’s Sekseneutraal is a work which questions the code of gender in movement. Is there a masculine or feminine way of moving? Or is there a bridge in between both genders? The piece reflects on vulnerability in contrast to the physical strength.

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