Ligia Lewis

Krems Forum Frohner Forum Frohner

minor matter

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Maurice Ravel’s “Boléro” gets funky, disappears into the night, and morphs into a house track. Black experience deconstructs the white canon. In minor matter choreographer Ligia Lewis advocates minority appropriations and a (life) art of transference. She and two performers fathom the complex tension between community and singularity and explore the potentials of a politics of minorities, leaving behind prevailing identity dictates. Between light and shadow, reference and imagination, affect and embodiment, the piece enters a festive domain where traditional symbol systems are subverted by an intimate poetry of the performance. The black box of the theatre becomes saturated with the transience of black expression. After the solo show Sorrow Swag, minor matter now forms the second part of the triptych BLUE, RED, WHITE. In the first part the colour blue was dominant representing melancholy; here Lewis turns to the symbolic quality of red and the materialisation of emotions between love and rage: Red Light/Red Heat.

concept & choreography: Ligia Lewis
with: Jonathan Gonzalez, Ligia Lewis, Tiran Willemse
musical dramaturgy: Michal Libera
sound: Jassem Hindi
styling: Alona Rodeh
dramaturgy: Ariel Efraim Ashbel
assistant: Martha Glenn
press & production: björn & björn
light: Sebastian Zamponi

minor matter is a production of Ligia Lewis in coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.

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