Residu(e), what we leave behind
As part of the European project Performing Gender, choreographer Nikita Maheshwary started one-on-one walks with 15 women from different neighbourhoods of Tilburg in January ’22. Under the name ‘37.5 community Tilburg’, this developed over the months from a community of 19 women to the current core of 9 women.
The women, coming from different walks of life, upbringings, generations, and cultures, were first concerned with the question “Where do we come from?” while reflecting together on overarching themes of care, womanhood, freedom & limitations, and what it means to be a community. In the second phase of the project, the urgency slowly began to shift to “Where are we (collectively) going” and “What do we want to leave behind”.
The women show the result in the production Residu(e), what we leave behind; a poetic dream about a shared and multicolored future. The colorful collection of stories is interwoven with scenes of small triumphant actions. A mix of movement, spoken word and multimedia.
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Guest performance of the project Performing Gender – Dancing in your shoes, Tilburg community.
In Dutch with English subtitles.
Concept; choreography: Nikita Maheshwary
Project coordinator/community developer: Lotte van Oudheusden
Music: Arthur Music, Arthur van der Kuip
Artwork: Nikè Marchand
Community members: Felmy Laming, Monique van Beers, José van Rijswijk, Derya Demiroglu, Alie Pigmans, Judith Landman, Mieke de Roo, Harjanti Bors, Marianne Möller
Coproduction: City of Women as part of the European project Performing Gender – Dancing in your shoes
Supported by: Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Ljubljana, Ministry of Public Administration.