VINYAGO - Performance
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16 EUR / reduced 8 EUR
Duration: 90 min
Sonderausstellung 2, EG
VINYAGO combines exhibition, dance, music and video art to create a room-filling installation. At the centre are East African masks from the Ethnologisches Museum – objects that were originally used in a spiritual, performative context and are now kept and exhibited in a clinically clean museum environment.
Thirteen artists from Tanzania deal with this shift in meaning, questioning the location with its contradictory architecture and history and reflecting on the colonial heritage. Researchers are examined, viewers are observed and the museum is exposed as a place forced to grapple with its violence-ridden past.
Visitors can see the installation during regular hours; admission is free. On thirteen evenings a live performance will take place in the exhibition galleries, and on the 4th, 7th to 12th and 14th to 18th December the installation will come alive during the day as well: short performances will provide a glimpse of the evening performances. So please come by anytime!
Every evening after the live performance there will be an audience discussion with the artists in English. Feel free to ask your questions!
Curation and Choreography
Dancer, actor, musician and artistic director of ASEDEVA (Arts for Social and Economic Development in Africa). The idea for Vinyago cam, the organisation that under which umbrella Vinyago is implemented.
Halima Masoud Abdallah is a choreographer, dance artist and yoga instructor from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She was inspired by urban street dances from a young age, before training for three years at the Muda Africa Dance School, graduating with a Diploma in Contemporary Dance in 2019. As a dancer Halima has worked with several international dance companies and choreographers such as Can Creative (South Africa), Autin Dance Company (France), Vanessa Tamburi (Italy), Abdul Muyingo (Uganda) and Lindsay Renea (USA), amongst others.
In 2019, she was invited to Hamburg, Germany, to work on choreographer Yolanda Gutierrez’s Decolonisation project. She was also part of the “we are equal but different” dance exchange project between Tanzanian and German performing artists, supported by the German federal government. In 2021, she was invited back to Muda to teach the 1st year students and to take part in their online dance film platform Dansi Tena. In 2018, Halima joined with other female dance artists to create the Girls Power Dance Group, which aims to educate and empower women, providing a platform for their talents through performing arts and entrepreneurship. In 2021, she created her first solo choreography, Mazingira Yangu, which explores environmental issues in her local area and in September 2021 she was awarded the Prince Claus Seed Award to work on a new dance production addressing gender inequality in Tanzanian society.