Tabanka Dance Ensemble

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This event is part of Alternative LDIF20, a digital festival of international dance. This content will be available, free of charge, for 24 hours from the advertised start time. Want it longer? For a minimum donation of £10, you can purchase a Festival Pass, giving you unlimited access to all festival content until 11.59pm (BST) on Sunday 31 May 2020.

Limbo – where stereotypes go to die, is a performance that delves deeply into the African Norwegian experience. Limbo is symbolic of the liminal space, where existance is navigated and transformed. The performance looks at how identity expresses itself in “pockets of blackness”. The use of African Caribbean skirts, and gestures taken from deep cultural Voudun dances, as performed on both sides of the Atlantic, is the movement material that seeks to cast a spell of creation. A spell that makes possible the existence of an identity denied. That of an African Norwegian. The performance courageously reveals the unpoliced Black Norwegian body in full release.

Choreography: Thomas Talawa Prestø

Lighting desgin: Cecilie Graven Engseth

Costume: M09k

Music: Malika Makouff Rasmussen

Dancers: Pearl Tawiah, Principle Dancer/Founding member, Wolman Michelle Luciano, Principle Dancer, Joel Ramirez, Principle Dancer Rehearsal Director/Assistant Choreographer, Lacky Mahamad, Principle Dancer, Ekperedinma Clarice Okeke, Ensemble member, Head of social media and outreach, Victor Amel Olivares Pedersen, Ensemble member, Shirley Langhelle, Ensemble Member.

LDIF Programme

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