Maarschalk Gerardstraat 4
Over deze activiteit
A decolonizing club dance ritual centering queer people of color. Performed by Fazle Shairmahomed, Mohammed Boujarra & local dancers. A group of queer people of color create a common space for a spiritual process of decolonization in a reality where different ancestries have been brought together in painful ways. Through this club ritual, you are invited to think about the relationship with your ancestors. Together, we create a space of intimacy, even when we experience distance through our personal histories and current realities, which are filled with trauma, but also with a desire for healing and resilience. When it comes to reflecting upon our shared colonial history, we all have different roles and places in the process of healing. In this ritual, we center queer people of color. We will question how supporting one and another looks like in the process of decolonization, and in the reflection of our shared colonial histories. Inspired by Muslim/Sufi traditions of Gnawa, Zar and whirling Dervish; Japanese Butoh, Surinamese Winti, Hindu rituals, Caribbean Bubbling, and South-African Gqom. Analemma is a queer manifest to create rituals from hybrid identities, and from multicultural realities, that came into being because of painful histories and realities of colonialism.