Thais, også kalt Kaloyá, har tittelen Egbomy (dårlig oversatt til «ung sjaman») hjemme i sitt tradisjonelle Candomblé-samfunn i Brasil. Men Kaloyá er også hipsteren Thais, en internasjonal samtidsdanser og regissør som jobber i Europa med sine produksjoner.
Thais om The wake:
I’ve been hearing the term "we'' applied to a collective of peoples in various continents indiscriminately while feeling excluded from this collective. The "world" is a European invention from the XVI Century. I will call it Ayê (yorubá name for the Earth used by Candomblé people). "Humanity" is a term historically related to the development of European culture that has been showing itself very limited to guarantee equal rights while promoting itself as universal. I will instead use "peoples'', as it preserves some sense of difference.
Message from the past of the future: It will be an endless agonizing process. Important: Inopiné- how to die in a not yet imagined way. Beyond all possibilities of speech unforeseen, extra nuance of irruption, emergence, rearrangement of the expected order of things. I need to think about the death of the dead. Meaning the death of ways of life that know how to communicate with the ancestors and with the voice of Gaya. The genocides put in danger, among other things, enchanted ways of life. But not only, also the cultural homogenisation promoted by neoliberalism and this stupid ideology called “careea”, an attempt to narrate the journey of being alive in a linear depressing story from the U.S.A.
If I feel excluded, imagine others? I wonder where the word "transition" is coming from? Everything smells like Boris Johnson planning with Alok Sharma to save the planet. We are going to stay awake tonight and I hope you can come forth by day.
Koreografi og utøvelse: Thais Di Marco
Konsept: How to. A score av Mia Habib
Foto: Yaniv Cohen