MATRIA – Motherland – by Rocio Marano
costume design, 2021
Matria imagines a history that is not represented in colonial, hegemonic narratives. In an exploration of Malambo, the resistance dance of the gauchos, known today in Argentina mainly as a solo competition between men, the performance dismantles the disciplinary and patriarchal aspect of the dance and moves towards a dance of rebellion. In the crossover between traditional and contemporary dance, the standard of Western aesthetics is challenged to create space for other dance ontologies.
CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE, POEM: Rocio Marano
PERFORMANCE: Ángela Muñoz
COSTUME: Federico Protto
LIGHTS: Catalina Fernandez
OUTSIDE EYE: Lea Kieffer
UPCYCLED CARPET: Lea Kieffer, PLATFORMS: Santiago Dolijan.
MENTORS: Amanda Piña (Vienna) residency at nadalokal / Michelle Moura (Berlin)
Photography: Alicja Hoppel