How I Learned To Love
Amelia Uzategui Bonilla
For bell hooks, loving communities are built through friendships and extended families and inherently a verb, an action. To love is to "share together" - preferably something that is important to us. For us participants in "How I Learned to Love" this was music, food, dance and personal (hi)stories. We questioned different forms of love - platonic, romantic, familial, communal - and related them to our artistic practices. The result is a diasporic patchwork that, with its horizontal understanding of time and space, weaves together threads of personal, pop culture, and cultural heritage references, from Peru to (Eastern) Europe. The main ingredients of the evening are traditional Afro-Peruvian and Argentine partner dances passed down from generation to generation (because we need them to survive.) Their structure suggests the following actions: listen-respond, follow-lead, compete. To what extent can dance strengthen relationships between participants and spectators? Can it help us imagine new ways of engaging, and how can we use them to recognize each other and communicate our own boundaries? Can dance also be a healing form of love?
Concept, Artistic Direction, Production Management: Amelia Uzategui Bonilla
Dancer and Performer: Frédéric De Carlo, Guillermo de la Chica López, Magdalena Dzeco, Luz Zenaida Hualpa García, Abril Lukac, Natalia “SÍKARO” Rojas Azócar, Amelia Uzategui Bonilla
Music Production: Natalia “SÍKARO” Rojas Azócar, Dario Aprea
Music Perfomance: Luz Zenaida Hualpa Garcia, Natalia “SÍKARO” Rojas Azócar, Mariano Sauco
Dramaturgy: Antonia Kelm
Dance Instructor: Luz Zenaida Hualpa Garcia
Costume Design: Daniela Zambrano Almidón
Documentation/Video Editing: Mariana Brzostowski
Research supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR #TakeHeart Residenz-förderung. Production funding by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian Ministry of Science and the Arts, and the Frauenreferat Frankfurt. Subsidised by the Frankfurt LAB - Emerging Artists Program 2022, with the kind support of the Crespo Foundation and the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main as well as the BHF BANK Stiftung and the Adolf and Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst- und Kulturpflege.
7 € / ermäßigt 5 €
Suggested donation. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
The show will be in Spanish, English and German.
Maria Medina will offer delicious Colombian-style Empanadas on all show-nights.
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