SYMPOSIUM | Elisabeth B. Tambwe (AT)


Duration: 75’

The performance will be followed by an artist talk

Concept / Choreography: Elisabeth B. Tambwe

Performance / Dance: Elisabeth B. Tambwe, Adriana Cubides, Radek Hewelt

Dramaturgy: Johannes Mailes

Theoretical Consulting: Baria Mourad

Scenography: Elisabeth B. Tambwe, Grégory Crapet

Object Design / Installation: Grégory Crapet

Video / Sound Technician: Nicolas Spencer

Technical Assistance: Johannes Mailes

Light Design: Peter Thalhammer

Research Support: Alex Mabes, Benoit Jouan

Production / Tour Management: Claire Granier

Production: Dig Up Productions

Co-production: Tanzquartier Wien, DanceWEB in the frame of Life Long Burning

Kindly Supported by: the Culture Department of the City of Vienna (MA7) and the Cultural Program of the European Union

Special Thanks to: Nada Local Studio

Symposium by Elisabeth B. Tambwe is a dance performance/stage installation for five dancers-performers and one technical assistant. It is based on the overcoming of barriers between different artistic practices with the incorporation of post-colonial political aspects using movement, sound, video and text passages. Her performance explores the relationship between ethnocentrism and exclusion, socio-cultural affiliations and historiography that are always subject to ideological distortions.”

Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe was born in Kinshasa (DRC) and grows up in France where she studies Fine Arts. In 1998 she obtains her Master degree in Plastic Arts with honors for her work of sculpture at the Tourcoing School of the Arts (FR). As a performer she has collaborated with among others Serge-Aymé Coulibaly, George Momboye, Graciane Finzi, Faustin Lyniékula, Robyn Orlin, Amanda Piña and Oleg Soulimenko. Her reflection in Fine Arts is based on organic architecture and her choreographic work is essentially oriented towards the sensitive and fragile dimension of the body. At the center of her work lies the critique to the concept of normality that she considers to be tyrannical and degrading.

The performance is presented in the frame of eXplore festival with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum from Bucharest.