KA’ADELA – Counter attack collective action
Plataforma Ka’adela | MG | RJ | RN | SP | Brazil
A large group of performers dances through the streets. The city is an open-air colonial art museum, and the performance proposes a counterattack to its symbols through elements of the performing arts. The action seeks to materialize the collective dream of destroying colonial images and memories to bring to the surface those that have been erased and overshadowed by the system.
Guided by a performative script, the artists invite people to rethink collective memories, similarities and differences. Exploring a hybrid and ephemeral artistic language, such as that of bodies, the work is a “ka’atimbó”, a macumba [a kind of Brazilian religious cult] that raises dust, spreads smoke and refounds imaginaries to create other worlds.
Conceived by the artists Idylla Silmarovi and Juão Nyn, the performance is danced by them, also by David Maurity and Vina Amorim, and by the participants of the artistic residency conducted days before the presentations by the members of the Ka’adela Platform (Rafael Bacelar, Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá and Fredda Amorim). The collective is an interterritorial and multilingual project in performing arts, bringing together indigenous, black and/or LGBTQIA+ artists and activists. Together, they develop performative actions in colonial monuments of urban centers, giving new meanings to images that honor torturers, invaders and people who allowed genocides, and that reinforce colonial stereotypes and myths.
Idealization: Idylla Silmarovi e Juão Nyn;
Performers: David Maurity, Idylla Silmarovi, Juão Nyn e Vina Amorim;
Guest performers: Participantes da residência artística;
Scene direction: Rafael Bacelar;
Photography direction: Edgar Kanaykõ Xakriabá;
Production Direction: Fredda Amorim;
Creation: Plataforma Ka’adela