Jolie Ngemi dives into the world of the Nkisi, with a physical performance between witchcraft and scifi.
Nkisi' has several meanings in Lingala, the mother tongue of Congolese dancer and choreographer Jolie Ngemi: medicine, remedy, witchcraft. It can refer to magical forces, to the wooden statuettes that carry them as well as to the brave Nkisi women who were engaged as secret advisors by the Congolese kings. Who are the Nkisi women of today and what worlds are they connected to? What does spirituality mean today?