Me and My White Skeleton
09:30 - 10:30
S6 Ölberg 2
'Me and My White Skeleton' is a performance lecture navigating around somatic practices, body decolonization, the boundaries of the black body and its exposure, rituals, dance, music and text. 'Me and My White Skeleton' is a proposal towards the awareness of black bodies as such and a process towards conquering bodily space and contour. 'Me and My White Skeleton' arises a discourse between my other and the other Others, seeking for a healing process. This performance reflects about daily racism through a personal view, within a somatic context and it attempts to foster communication, attention and a deeper reflection about the awareness of the other as such. If racism and the perception of others is a social construct, the work is to slowly provide change for the mind-set which has been wired in since centuries by the efficient and active policies of white supremacy. 'Me and My White Skeleton' proposes that change is possible, due to the plasticity of our brain and the ability of mankind to embrace and understand that transformation is fundamental and essential for healing. The world is in need of healing and there is a lot to be done worldwide. Beyond our ethnicity, all living bodies share a skeleton, bone and marrow, cells, muscles, fluids such as blood, glands, nerves, ligaments, organs, a skull that contains a brain, and a mind, soul and spirit and skin, our largest organ. ‘Me and my white skeleton’ was supported through a scholarship for research in 2020 by the Munich Cultural Department.
Angela Guerreiro, curator, producer, teacher, dancer and choreographer was born in Lisbon in 1965 and has lived in Munich - after 23 years in Hamburg . She was trained in classical dance in system of the Royal Academy of Dance (1975-86) and studied at the Escola Superior de Dança, Lisbon (1986-89) and at the Center of New Dance Development in Arnhem (1989-91). She holds a Master's degree in Dance and Movement Therapy (2015), received basic training in Moving Cycle, a body-centered psychotherapy (2015) and she is a Relaxation Therapist (Autogenes Training und Progressive Muscle Relaxation). She is a Dynamic Embodiment Practitioner (DEP), graduated from the Dynamic Embodiment - Somatic Movement Therapy Training (DE-SMTT) program, in 2019. She is currently completing the teacher training of BodyMind Dancing TM. She initiated Baby Body Mind Dancing (BaBoMiDa) a branch of BodyMind Dancing TM. She is a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME). Between 1986-2020 she worked internationally as an independent choreographer, dancer, mentor, producer of various international projects and festival curator of DanceKiosk-Hamburg (2005-2016). In 2020 the Munich Department of Culture granted Guerreiro a scholarship for the solo research 'Me and My White Skeleton’ and for ‚WIR’ a film-production with teenagers from the Munich Department of Culture.