Lorin Sookool

Performance

Lorin Sookool ZA


Lorin Sookool

Woza Wenties!

  • 29 August
    17:00 – 17:40
  • FFT Düsseldorf | Small Stage
  • Wheelchair Access Impaired mobility
  • Duration: 40min
  • Area:
    Pina Bausch Foundation

Visit Information:
Content Note: The Performer interacts with the audience.

Woza Wenties!

Choreography: Lorin Sookool

With the semi-autobiographical production Woza Wenties!, Lorin Sookool traces and unpacks the violent erasure of Sookool’s African identity during schooling in South Africa. The piece references codes of conducts of the schooling system, church rituals and classical dance classes which may be described as agents of the colonial project. Through the performance, Lorin Sookool examines the complex and nuanced condition of “colouredness”, a specific experience of blackness within the South African socio-historical, political and cultural context. Interpreting the dancing body as a previously colonised state, the choreographer references colonial and modernist systems of dance techniques and uses improvisation as a means to decolonise the body.

Artistic Crew / Team:
CREATION, CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE Lorin Sookool
LIGHTING DESIGN Bamanye Yeko
COSTUME Lesiba Mabitsela
SOUND The Kings Messengers Quartet

Co-Producers:
Liverpool Biennial

Woza Wenties!