In an ancestral space, a girl relives the stories and memories of her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother in their resistance, choices and heritages. At the same time, she is trespassing cultures with a black female body in a constant embodiment, but also challenged to break through old patterns and cultural borders and starts to build its own story.
The ritual-performance will be an environment to heal the feminine and works with other construction of the female body, connecting memories and overcoming experiences of women from different countries.
The original idea was to talk about borders, language, female body and the black heritage coming up when, Theatre as a Laboratory for community interaction at Odin Teatret, the two Brazilians met. Barbara Carvalho and Luciana Martuchelli, women and afro-brazilian descendants, they received the Orixas culture in their families and both found barriers in their artistic and personal lives.
Barbara as “black woman” and Luciana as “white woman”, are together searching for a diverse dialogue in order to break their geographic, emotional and aesthetic borders. Through the partnership between their groups, antagon theaterAKTion and Cia Yinspiração, the first scene and ideas about this performance started to appear at The Secret Art of The Performer, in 2014, and it’s been developed in Brazil and in Germany.
This work-in-progress will be shared for the first time!