KAMWE KAMWE | ONE BY ONE
entrance € 7,00 | reduced € 5,00
Studiobühne der Theaterwissenschaft München
04.11. 20:00 – 20:30
05.11. 19:00 – 19:30
06.11. 19:00 – 19:30
In Shona, no language skills required
“Kamwe” is a word of the Shona language, which can be translated as “one” in English. In KAMWE KAMWE / ONE BY ONE the musician, dancer and choreographer SoKo has been researching the traditional Zimbabwean War dances and their music together with vocalist and dancer Vivian Tavaziva and dancer Esther Manon Siddiquie. In KAMWE KAMWE / ONE BY ONE SoKo uses their body as the vessel of the spirit and takes the audience on a journey through their body. There are many dances in Zimbabwe that reflect the culture of the people, and work self-reflective for the entire community, as communal events.
KAMWE KAMWE / ONE BY ONE is part of the project SERIES X of the choreographer Boyzie Cekwana. SERIES X invites three African artists: SoKo, Tegan Peacock, and Adam Chienjo. The intent is to support their strategies for engaging with the contexts in which they find themselves.
With SoKo Vocals | Dance Vivian Tavaziva Dance Esther Manon Siddiquie Mentor Boyzie Cekwana
SoKo mclntosh pedzisai jerahuni (*1988) is a musician, dancer and a choreographer from Zimbabwe. SoKo has established the Jerahuni Movement Factory with free dance classes to those interested in moving. SoKo believes that the physical expressions give outlet to spiritual and emotional undercurrents that are often ignored in other dance forms. As a former dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Tumbuka Dance Company SoKo is moved by the mindset of exploring the body itself by using the ‘jerahuni-technique’ without any judgement of our bodies, its abilities and disabilities.
Vivian Tavaziva (*1996) is a professional dancer, musician and drummer from Zimbabwe. She is a graduate of AfriKera Arts Trust where she currently teaches traditional dance and its drumming. She was invited to work in AfriKera Dance Theatre. She has worked with choreographers such as Harold George of Dunia Dance Theatre Brussels/Belgium, Tendai Makurumbandi Oslo/Norway and Jimu Makurumbandi Oslo/Norway.
Esther Manon Siddiquie works have been presented at the New Lab in Brooklyn, IAC in New York, Tanzhaus NRW, the German Consulate General in New York, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Dance Umbrella Festival and The Place and Sadler’s Wells. She is a guest artist with Gracef**l Collective and choreographer Charlotte Triebus. She recently performed in Triebus work SPHERES at NRW Forum Düsseldorf. She holds a BA from London Contemporary Dance School and an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Esther Manon Siddiquie is an Artistic Associate at the School of Dance at University of the Arts Philadelphia where she curates a series of conversations with artists and scholars in the UArts Love Café, considering collectivity as a research method. She is a current DISTANZ-SOLO scholarship recipient and a PhD candidate at Goldsmith University in the Department of Visual Cultures
Production and realization
Production Jerahuni Movement Factory Co-production SPIELART Theaterfestival Realization in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut