MENZO Cherish - Dark Matter

3 months ago

Salle du Lignon

La Bâtie - Festival de Genève

MENZO Cherish - Dark Matter

La Bâtie introduced us to Cherish Menzo last year in Jezebel, a first opus danced like a manifesto for the liberation of the black body. Today, the Dutch dancer suspends us above the unknown, the unthought and the unthinkable. What if the black body was seen by itself? Without past, in dreams, and in the future? Inspired by post-humanism and Afrofuturism, DARKMATTER stages a new economic, social and political balance in the bodies of Cherish Menzo and Camilo Mejía Cortés, who erase the dark to reinvent it. Explore the universe, dive into astronomy… In the beginning was blackness. From this indefinite magma, the alienating rap anthems performed alongside with the Distorted Rap Choir, slowed down, over-articulated and stretched sounds slowly disintegrate and leave the duo with their autonomy, time and space. Body, can you become hypothetical, a galaxy, in full acceleration, a stellar liquid monster, if not dead? In this infinite blackness, celestial bodies and black matter collide to generate enigmatic futures. A series of terribly welcome eclipses. The show contains nude scenes and stroboscopic effects.

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MENZO Cherish - Dark Matter

3 months ago

Salle du Lignon

La Bâtie - Festival de Genève

MENZO Cherish - Dark Matter

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La Bâtie introduced us to Cherish Menzo last year in Jezebel, a first opus danced like a manifesto for the liberation of the black body. Today, the Dutch dancer suspends us above the unknown, the unthought and the unthinkable. What if the black body was seen by itself? Without past, in dreams, and in the future? Inspired by post-humanism and Afrofuturism, DARKMATTER stages a new economic, social and political balance in the bodies of Cherish Menzo and Camilo Mejía Cortés, who erase the dark to reinvent it. Explore the universe, dive into astronomy… In the beginning was blackness. From this indefinite magma, the alienating rap anthems performed alongside with the Distorted Rap Choir, slowed down, over-articulated and stretched sounds slowly disintegrate and leave the duo with their autonomy, time and space. Body, can you become hypothetical, a galaxy, in full acceleration, a stellar liquid monster, if not dead? In this infinite blackness, celestial bodies and black matter collide to generate enigmatic futures. A series of terribly welcome eclipses. The show contains nude scenes and stroboscopic effects.