Thesis Uferstudios
maC Final Works

Rocio Marano

MATRIA - motherland

MATRIA imagines a history that is not represented in colonial and hegemonic narratives. In an exploration of the Malambo, the resistance dance of the gauchos, known today in Argentina mainly as a solo competition between men, the performance dismantles the disciplinary and patriarchal aspect of the dance and moves towards a dance of rebellion. In the crossover between traditional and contemporary dance, Western dance aesthetic is challenged to create space for other dance ontologies.

School internal rehearsal: 9.12.2021
Premiere: 10.12.2021
2. Show: 11.12.2021
Uferstudios, Studio 14
Uferstr. 8/23
13357 Berlin-Gesundbrunnen

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Choreography, Dance: Rocio Marano
Dance, Music: Ángela Muñoz
Costume: Federico Luz, horsepower object: Laura Eva Meuris
Light: Catalina Fernandez
Assistance/ external eye: Lea Kieffer
Stage: recycled carpet: Lea Kieffer, platforms: Santiago Dolijan
Artistic Support: Amanda Piña and Michel Jimenez
Mentor: Amanda Piña (Wien), Michelle Moura (Berlin)
Poem translation: Susanne Grau

With the support of the research funding DIS-TANZEN-SOLO-Scholarship, Hochschulubergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin; nadalokal ( director Amanda Piña from nadaproductions and the STIBET program DAAD scholarship.

Event location: Uferstudios | Uferstr. 23 | 13357Berlin