Dancing in the courtyard: Technocumbia
Sharon Mercado Nogales
30. July 2021
Fri 30.07.21 19:00 Uhr

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30. July 2021, 19:00 Uhr

Dancing together / everybody is welcome!

The dance practice Technocumbia is inspired by the dance contest “Sábados Populares” from Bolivia, which combines "Euro-classics" techno movements of the 80's that migrated to South America and movements and choreographies of the Andean cumbia. The class begins with breathing and footwork exercises allowing us to get into a dialogue with the ground through repetition. Followed by small combinations of Cumbia and Techno steps that increase the intensity of the class, building stamina and body awareness. The class finishes with a small choreography made from the movement material. Technocumbia aims to open a space for collective social dances hosted by Sharon Mercado Nogales and the rhythm of the Cumbia music.

No previous experience required. Wear comfortable shoes.


Facilitator: Sharon Mercado Nogales

Sharon Mercado Nogales is a dancer and choreographer based in Berlin. She studied dance with the Wayruru Project in La Paz and a B.A. in dance, context, choreography at HZT Berlin. She has collaborated with different artists and collectives in Bolivia and Germany. Currently she is developing a research about her dance practice “Technocumbia” funded by DisTanz Solo. In her work she incorporates autobiographical material that goes through an exercise of memory. With the aim of creating decolonial body practices by setting the knowledge of her ancestors and her current life experience as conditions to rethink and transform them. She constantly seeks to trigger the current cultural spectrum through the body, working with the deconstruction and resignifiers of her materials.

More info (and reservation options)

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