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Politics of Love

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Politics of Love
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MaY 25 26 27 | 19.30 H
Jeremy Nedd + Impilo Mapantsula
The Ecstatic
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Our conversation series Politics of Love is dedicated to forms of standing in for each other, which carefully and lovingly create community.

In everyday life and work culture, a break usually means the effective interruption of creation and ultimately aims at optimizing the work force. In this festival edition of Politics of Love though we want to dedicate ourselves with the topos “break” to those pauses that consistently break up and restructure mundane and aesthetic processes. We are interested in breaks that enable recreation and transformation, and lead to processes of social change through the redistribution of burden. It is the break that challenges rhythms and norms, and allows for radical expression. In Jeremy Nedd’s and Impilo Mapantsula’s work The Ecstatic the aesthetics and energies of the pentacostal praise break are confronted with South African subculture pantsula. We take the resulting space of reinvention as the starting point of our conversation.

JEREMY NEDD is a Brooklyn (New York) born choreographer and performer who has been living in Basel for some time. Nedd has had engagements at the Semperoper in Dresden (2010-2012) and Ballett Basel (2012-2016). As a guest performer he is associated with Schauspielhaus Zürich, where he has worked with Trajal Harrell, amongst others. Nedd has realised and presented his previous productions at Kaserne Basel, ROXY Birsfelden, Tanzhaus Zürich, Arsenic (Lausanne), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and Münchner Kammerspiele.

Jeremy Nedd CONCEPT, Host Joy Kristin Kalu

A production of SOPHIENSÆLE within the frame of Leisure & Pleasure, supported by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partners: Arts of the Working Class, Berlin Art Link, Kulturplakatierung, Missy Magazine, Rausgegangen, tip Berlin, taz.die tageszeitung. 

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