Sonic Healings

With: Nasheeka Nedsreal & Natalie Greffel | Shannon Sea & So Fukushima
Part of “Radical Mutation: On the Ruins of Rising Suns”


This evening focusses on ancient healing methods as a form of resistance to anti-Black racism. It features performances by two artists – Shannon Sea and Nasheeka Nedsreal – that reflect on the ways in which for centuries, marginalized groups have performed self-care in the face of systemic oppression. While the notion of ‘self-care’ suggests that this form of healing can happen individually, the performances extend the concept to a collective practice.

When we bathe in sound, different areas of our bodies respond as sound travels through it. Shannon Sea is a Bahamian-American composer, sound artist, and sonic activist. She will perform a live set, and take you on a sonic journey that invites self-exploration. Shannon’s sound healing sessions feature nature soundscapes, field recordings, electro-acoustic sounds, melodic synths, and oscillating low-frequency sound waves that vibrate your entire body. Shannon's composition practice is based on her intimate connection to sound and silence, as well as the techniques and philosophies of Lao Tzu, Alice Coltrane, and Toru Takemitsu.

Nasheeka Nedsreal is a performer and community organizer from Louisiana.In recent years, Nasheeka has traveled extensively exploring movement, yoga and theatre as a student, educator and performer. In 2014, Nasheeka founded Soul Sisters Berlin, a collective dedicated to connecting Black women throughout Berlin and Germany. The collective performed its first original piece entitled, ”Mirror Mirror”, which she co-directed and which was part of the festival “Republic Repair” at Ballhaus Naunystraße. In 2016, she founded Black and Brown Bodies in Motion, fusion dance classes for BPOC. In the fall of 2019, she premiered her first full-length solo work entitled “New Growth” as part of the festival “Postcolonial Poly Perspectives” at Ballhaus Naunynstraße and worked there as a dramaturge for the performance “An object is an object is what”. She is currently a guest dancer at Schauspielhaus Zürich.

Natalie Greffel is a Berlin based vocalist, bassist and composer. Her music deals with exploring musical heritage and the self as a tool of knowledge and accountability through improvisation and composition.

Performance: Nasheeka Nedsreal
Music: Shannon Sea & So Fukushima, Natalie Greffel


  • Past
    Thu 1.10.2020, 20:00 / HAU1


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