MPEMBA NYI MUKUNDU
CDA . VORTICE DANCE COMPANY
Created for CDC Angola by Vortice Dance Company choreographers Cláudia Martins and Rafael Carriço, with original music by Victor Gama, videography by Rafael Carriço and costumes by Nuno Guimarães and Cláudia Martins, this work will premiere worldwide on 11 September 2014, at the Dr. António Agostinho Neto Memorial in Luanda, as part of FENACULT 2014.
Mpemba Nyi Mukundu is a spectacle inspired by a cokwe oracle tale whose message is conveyed today through the use of new technologies. The work integrates a set of elements of this Northeast Angolan culture, where masks, sona (drawings on the sand), paintings on the walls, music and dances are updated through the use of other body speeches or extended through the languages of the country. graffiti and video. Mpemba Nyi Mukundu rescues from tradition the timelessness of a timeless message from two opposites in Bantu cultures: white (mpemba) and red (mukundu), two clays with very specific ritual and magical meanings and applications. Graffiti and video languages are used in the piece that was first presented at the Agostinho Neto Memorial in Luanda.
Artistic Director Ana Clara Guerra Marques | CDA
Choreographer Cláudia Martins & Rafael Carriço
Videographer/Scenography/Sonoplasty Rafael Carriço
Costume Designer Cláudia Martins, Nuno Guimarães
Original Music Victor Gama
Light Design Nuno Samora, Rafael Carriço
Cokwe Culture Consultor David Mwa Mudiandu
Dancers Adilson Valente, André Baptista, António Sande, Armando Mavo, Benjamim Curti, Daniel Curti, Samuel Curti, Rossana Monteiro (convidada)
Duration approximately 1 hour, with no interval
World Premiere at Mausoléu Agostinho Neto, Luanda, Angola
“Mpemba Nyi Mukundu”