New in Residency: Betty Tchomanga
On August 23rd, we’re joined by a new resident: dancer and choreographer Betty Tchomanga who will be working on “Wildfire”.
This work was inspired by the analogy described by Malcom Ferdinand in his essay « Une écologie décoloniale », exploring how a slave ship symbolizes a political metaphor and tells the story of the world and the Earth.
This analogy with a ship resonates with Betty Tchomanga’s research on the Mami Wata myth. Her representation is an amalgam between mermaids on the bow of the colonist boats and the spirits of the African waters. A ship brings the possibility of an encounter and a flow of beliefs, thoughts and imaginary worlds.