Afrovibes: afrofuturism

Shifting spaces & tilting times

Marjorie Boston
Merlijn Geurts

For three days contemporary artists from Uganda, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and the Netherlands meet on stage at De Balie for the 18th edition of Afrovibes festival. With dance, spoken word, conversations and music.

This night we delve into the world of Afrofuturism – a cultural movement of music, visual art and literature that explores the future of black identity beyond the history of oppression. With a.o. choreographer Idio Chichava from Mozambique, Afro-Caribbean Visual Artist AiRich and choregrapher and dancer Cherish Menzo moderator Maarten van Hinte speaks about how Afrofuturism shapes their artistic work.

With an introductory lecture by South-African choreographer and curator Jay Pather, artistic director of Afrovibes.

Music by: Reinel Bakole

This night of Afrovibes is a twofold: a  talkshow and a performance
– Talkshow: afrofuturism
– Performance: sentido unico

About the speakers

AiRich is an Afro-Caribbean Visual Artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. AiRich unites the past and future to create her afro futuristic super beings.

Idio Chichava is an internationally recognized choreographer from Mozambique. Internationally he dances with numerous companies. In Mozambique, he is focused on his own productions, with emerging dance artists of the country, in an attempt to invest in different spaces for the appreciation of dance as a way of respecting and valuing the choreographic artist.

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AiRichAfro-Caribbean Visual Artist based in AmsterdamVisual artist
Cherish MenzoChoreographer, dancer | Photo: Tatchatrin Choeychom
Jay PatherArtistic director Afrovibes, choreographer
Maarten van HinteModerator
Reinel BakoleSinger
Programma / za 9 oktober 2021

Afrovibes: sentido unico

In three choreographies choreographer Idio Chichava makes visible and tangible what living on the margins of society actually means. A life …