Panaibra Gabriel Canda

Time and Spaces: The Marrabenta Solos


60 min

Over the last ten years, Mozambique has experienced massive social and political tensions. In the middle of this identity crisis, the choreographer Panaibra Canda researches a post-colonial body, which has assimilated the historical ideas of nationalism, modernity and socialism, but also a deep belief in the freedom of artistic expression. His solo is accompanied by the Marrabenta guitarist Jorge Domingos.

Production: CulturArte (Maputo). Co-production: Sylt Quelle Cultural Award for Southern Africa 2009 and Goethe-Institute Johannesburg. Supported by Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Bates Festival, Panorama Festival, VSArtsNM, Goethe-Institute. Special thanks to: Jesse Manno, Dan Minzer, Leah Wilks, Cynthia Oliver, Elsa Mulungo, Timoteo Canda.


Choreography and Dance:: Panaibra Gabriel Canda / Music:: Jorge Domingos / inspired by Marrabenta musicians and composers such as Fany Trio, Fany fumo, Gatika, Albino Mandlaze, Xidiminguana, Feliciano “Pachu” Gomes; “povo que lavas no rio” by J. Campus interpreted by Amalia Rodrigues / Texts:: Panaibra Gabriel Canda / Lighting Design:: Myers Godwin / Light:: Aude Dierkens / Costumes:: Mama Africa, Lucia Pinto


  • Past
    Mon 8.4.2013, 19:30 / HAU2
    Tue 9.4.2013, 20:00 / HAU2


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