Cecilia Lisa Eliceche & Leandro Nerefuh

Cancelled: Haiti o Ayiti

To limit the spread of the corona virus, STUK cancels all planned performances, concerts and public events until April 19 2020. STUK follows the measures announced by the federal government.


All tickets will be refunded - ticket buyers will be contacted directly where possible.

Ayiti, island of mountains, where the Tainos, Arawaks, Marien, Magua, Maguana, Higuey, Xaragua and many others lived when Christopher Columbus set foot in 1492. 1492 marks the beginning of the genocide, the brutal extractivism of the many territories of Abya Yala, and the enslavement of African peoples in the triangulated trade. For more than 500 years this European-imposed America has been defied. Among the multitudinous and ongoing revolts stands famous a dance gathering: a congress, Vodou ceremony and war council summoned by an African priestess that sparked the glorious and triumphant Haitian Revolution in 1791. A Revolution that is hidden to this day from the political imaginary of those who struggle for a world where many worlds fit.

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche and Leandro Nerefuh want to learn from Haiti about anti-colonial resistance through and in the form of dance and cultivation. One is no one without others. Together and thanks to many great collaborators Cecilia and Leandro will make a work in honor of Ayiti, its richness, its dances, and its divine inhabitants. An homage to the island in the form of a dance poem. Diving in the deep waters of the Caribbean. Abismus invocatia Abismus.


Conjuring, dance and choreography Cecilia Lisa Eliceche | Environmental programme Leandro Nerefuh | Movement training and advice for Yanvalou: Dieufel Lamisere & Estelle Foli Adjo for Oxumare & Ewa: Dona Cici & Luciana de Ewa | Music Clarins da Bahia, Ton Tonceles (Irmãos no Coro) in collaboration with Cecilia Lisa Eliceche & Leandro Nerefuh | Introduction to Haitian drums James Savoy | Text correction & advice Jean-Daniel Lafontant and Dona Cici | Costumes & props Leandro Nerefuh, Dubréus Lhérisson & Camila Rossi Kennerley | Production wpZimmer with Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Leandro Nerefuh and Abentumba | Co-production C-TAKT (Neerpelt), Kc Vooruit (Gent), STUK (Leuven), De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussel) & Workspacebrussels (Brussel) | Artist in residence in Haiti Dansco, Cap-Haitien; Teatro Castro Alves and Teatro Vila Velha, Salvador | With the support of de Vlaamse Gemeenschap | Thanks to the friends of the snakes - Tumba Junsara, Paulo França, Moises Lino e Silva, Arthur Seabra (fotografia), Doutor Fantasma, Thales de Azevedo, Som Peba, Camila Rossi Kennerley, Centro Técnico do TCA, Yan Britto, Junior Oliveira (Funceb), Helga Baert and Carine Meulders | All images licensed under Libidiunga Commons
Thu 2 Apr 2020 20:30


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