Program Black Box
You might have been told as a child that Africa is a land of Dark!
“We come in peace” was what they said.
Inspired by the Mwenemutapa and Zulu warriors, a traveler draws a fictional narrative that shelters their legacy and his own present. Their poetry is rare but simple, the knowledge of his ancestors’ existence is a myth. Traveling through a vast landscape of challenging and demanding conditions, he is faced with an incomplete past. Or rather, a past that is not well written.
- Directed by: Edivaldo Ernesto
- Light Designer: Eduardo Abdala
Edivaldo Ernesto is a dancer, choreographer, improvisation expert, and teacher. Born in Mozambique, currently based in Berlin, he is deeply influenced by his Mozambican background and by West African traditional dance. He has performed with David Zambrano and has assisted him in teaching his Flying Low and Passing Through techniques. He has collaborated with Linda Kapetanea and RootlessRoot on the duet Half the Truth. He has also collaborated with pianist Hauschka on the creation of the project An Encounter of Improvised Music & Dance and with trumpet soloist Marco Blaauw on the project I Can’t Breathe. Ernesto is the creator and developer of the Depth Movement and Next Level workshops. He has taught and performed across Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia. He is a former member of the Sasha Waltz & Guests company.