dance Immersion presents

Tabanka Dance Ensemble (Norway) - Limbo.

Happening in the Greenwin Theatre

dance Immersion presents the Canadian premiere of Limbo by Tabanka Dance Ensemble (Norway). Tabanka uses the rich aesthetics of Africa and the Caribbean in order to create vibrant contemporary work. Tabanka performance methodology breaks down the hierarchical systems and oppositions between the different audience members´ knowledge and experiences.

Limbo is a ritual that both invokes and exorcises. It is a kinesthetic negotiation between black bodies and the Nordic Scandinavian region. Tabanka claims the space for black corporeality through rhythm and life. The performance is an assertive action of caribfuturism and physically calls out and overwrites the archive of diaspora life in Norway 

Limbo is set to an original score by renowned northern African and Norwegian composer Malika Makouf Rasmussen.

About the Presenters

dance Immersion is a not-for-profit organization that produces, promotes and supports dancers and dances of the African Diaspora. The organization was established in 1994 to address the need for additional presentation, skill development, and networking opportunities for dance artists of African descent.

Programs introduce various styles of dance and dance artists to the public through a variety of activities that provide a nurturing and supportive environment for professional and emerging dance artists who work and explore diverse styles and expressions. 

dance Immersion has experienced considerable success in connecting dance artists throughout Canada and around the world.

About Tabanka Dance Ensemble

Tabanka is northern Europes largest full time black dance ensemble. Tabanka is known for its Talawa Technique, one of few fully codified technique based on African and Caribbean movement practices. Working against the marginalization of black talent in the Nordic countries, Tabanka seamlessly fuses community work with high quality art production. Tabanka uses the rich aesthetics of Africa and the Caribbean in order to create vibrant contemporary work. The performance technology of deep cultural rituals are given a continuation as it claims new spaces through reverse colonialization. Ancient Future is a central principle of narration in Tabankas art. Audience and dancers are weaved through call and response, as they imagine, forward, and back, together. Tabanka has coined this process Caribfuturism.




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