Maria Tembe | Panaibra Gabriel Canda (Maputo)

entrance € 18,00 | reduced € 9,00

SOLO FÜR MARIA will be shown in a double performance with MY BODY BELONGS TO ME | Artist talk after the performance, moderated by Silvia Bauer

In Portuguese with Englisch and German supertitles

  • Alternative Sitz- und Liegemöglichkeiten
  • Rollstuhlgerecht
  • Induktive Höranlage

Maria is the name of the mother of God. The name of countless mothers and daughters. And the name of the dancer on stage. A name, beneath which so many projections of femininity overlap. In SOLO FOR MARIA, Maria Domingos Tembe dances as a woman torn between social expectations and self-assertion. In the first part of this (auto-) biographical choreography, the dancer and actor presents the audience with her movement repertoire and exposes her body to their habitual ways of seeing. The second part, directed by the director and choreographer Panaibra Gabriel Canda, addresses women’s rights and experiences of violence. By not just evading the audience’s gaze, but also by throwing it back at them with great intensity, Tembe produces a form of intimacy that demands reciprocity.

Dance Performance   Body and Representation   Feminism  

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Idea Panaibra Gabriel Canda In Co-operation with Maria Tembe Performance Maria Tembe Light Design Caldino Jose

Dancer and actress Maria Tembe was born in Mosambique. She was trained in contemporary dance at the Project (In)Dependence / CulturArte by the choreographers Panaibra Gabriel Canda, Martial Chazalon, Martin Champaut, Boyzie Cekwana and Carlos Pez as well as the dancers of CulturArte. She danced in (amongst others) (IN)DEPENDENCE (2007) and BORDERLINES (2010) by Panaibra Canda as well as in INKOMATI (DES)ACCORD (2009) by Panaibra Canda and Boyzie Cekwana. These works were shown in Maputo, La Réunion, Mayotte, at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and at Global DanceFest, New Mexico. As an actress she was part of the cast of THE CORPO E ALMA (2010) by Mattheau Bron.

Panaibra Gabriel Canda is one of the most fascinating choreographers of Mozambique. He reflects the postcolonial dislocation of his country as ambiguous as no other. He completed an education in theatre, dance and music in Mozambique and Portugal. He has been developing his own artistic work since 1993 and founded the organisation CulturArte in Maputo in 1998. There he also established a training programme to promote the regional dance scene. In addition to collaborating with artists from South Africa and Europe, he is also involved in interdisciplinary collaborations. He gained worldwide fame with his piece TIME AND SPACE: THE MARRABENTA SOLOS. His works have been shown and awarded internationally. His most recent work THE MAN WHO DID NOT SEE THE WHALE PASS BY premiered within the KRASS Festival at Kampnagel in Hamburg on 12. April 2019.


 Int. Distribution Carmen Mehnert & Anne Schmidt / PLAN B - Creative Agency for Performing Arts A Production by Panaibra Gabriel Canda / CulturArte.