Friday, July 30, 2010

Next season: Jolie (working title)

After Solid Gold, Jolie (working title) is a new solo created with and for Jolie Ngemi, a young Congolese dancer & performer from Kinshasa. The performance takes as a point of departure dance in its most popular form, sampled from music videos, staged concerts & nightclubs. Where Solid Gold looked back in time at the historical steps that inform contemporary Hip Hop, Jolie stays firmly in the present, while looking towards the future.

Like Solid Gold, Jolie also broaches the question of natural resources in the Congo - where diamonds, coltan & tin ore are the country's most powerful capital. While the young generation do not profit from these resources, their energy & creativity is also undervalued. The youth have little say in the future of the country and women in particular are absent from this debate.

Jolie aims to make the audience feel in a direct and immediate way the energy, determination & creative potential of today's Congolese youth, while offering a welcome feminine perspective.

Created with and performed by Jolie Ngemi / Concept: Ula Sickle / Sound concept & design: Yann Leguay / Production: Rebecca September / Administration & tour management: Caravan Production for Rebecca September vzw / Co-production: Kaaitheater, KVS.

Next season: June 9th & 10th, 2011 Kaaistudios, Brussels 
w/ Solid Gold

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