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Ondaanisa yo Pomudhime (odalate naiteke opo kegonga kuye oshigongoti)
September 10, 2019 @ 18:00 - 20:00
A performance by Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja (Windhoek/Cape Town)
“Dance of the Rubber Tree is a ritual of movement between embodied, spatial and institutional archives. I devise an intimate and immersive queer dance imagined at a Rubber Tree but performed in a concrete archive, the museum theatre. I play a sonic repertoire of silence, noise, love and struggle songs from Southern Africa as a form of resisting the systemic erasure/exclusion/othering of knowledges present on the margins and in the cracks of colonial-nationalist archives. Omudhime (Rubber Tree) is indigenously used in cleansing and memorial moments of border crossing.
I invite to the Dance of the Rubber Tree at the doors of the Basler Afrika Bibliographien on Tuesday 10 September at 6pm. You are welcome to bring salt and candles which are gifts to share.” (Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja)
Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja is a performer, educator and writer with practice and research interests in embodied and spatial archives in movement formation. Mushaandja is also a PhD artist at the Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of Cape Town studying Queer Praxis in Oudano Archives.