My garden flourishes with flowers
The solo performance My garden flourishes with flowers takes place in an imaginative world where a Black queer body emulates an existing reality, a dream like state. Through communal and personal rituals and by using their body as vessel for emerging narratives Mzamo Nondlwana playfully attempts the deconstruction of linear concepts of time, merging the past, the present and the future. While the boundaries between personal memories and imagined realities blur, the audience is invited to witness this mystical journey of re-membering, while at the same time the viewer is asked to confront their own perceptions of black bodies – and to challenge processes of othering, fetishisation and objectification. My garden flourishes with flowers centers around embodied self-determined Black subjectivity by focusing on elements of empowerment and self-expression, utopian notions and the power of imagination.
born 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2006 they started their formal training as a dancer at Moving into dance Maphatong (South Africa). In 2009 they moved to Salzburg where they completed their dance education at SEAD in contemporary dance and choreography. They worked with various choreographers such as the late Nigel Charnock, Michikazu Matsune, Doris Uhlich, Magdalena Chowaniec, Anti Fascist Ballet School and Needcompany.
They also presented their works: Ima read…shake it to the ground and bring back up, Alley of his majesty… Black Swan. We can have so much fun mum… Mum what you say? In 2016 they where award a Turbo residency. They are also one half of a dj collective Bisha Boo that centers queer, trans, indigenous, black and people of color.
For Rakete there are day tickets available including entry to all events on the respective day.
In case of sold-out performances, remaining tickets are available at the evening box office.