Ein Bühnenstück von Kathye Molina und Magda Agudelo
“Algodón” deals with some of the problems caused by the textile industry. These begin on the cotton plantations, intensify in the factories and end with the consumption of clothing. The complex problems can be viewed historically and globally. Cotton cultivation is connected to the enslavement of people from Africa in America in the 18th century. The piece shows this phenomenon through choreographies created on the basis of Afro-Peruvian rhythms.The path from handicraft processing of textiles on the loom, to industrial production and the associated development of weaving machines also inspires a large part of the movement sequences of “Algodón”.
In the foreground of the reflection is always the woman, because she is the one who mostly works in textile factories; her enslavement in this industry is an important source of inspiration of the stage play. The scenic mix of dance, theater and performance invites the audience to break the chain of exploitation, enslavement and ultimately pollution. “Instead of a web of lies, death and destruction, we should weave a web of life” (Vandana Shiva).
In late 2015, Kathye and Magda decided to do a stage play together. They approached the chosen theme theoretically, improvised and constructed different movement sequences, experimented with different materials, and much more. Thus, they gradually built the scenic composition “Algodón”.
© Karina & Emy & Magda
Premiere 21.10.2016 – Theater der Gezeiten, Bochum (DE)
28.10.2016 – Theater der Gezeiten, Bochum (DE)
30.10.2016 – Theater der Gezeiten, Bochum (DE)
03.11.2016 – Theater der Gezeiten, Bochum (DE)
04.11.2016 – Theater der Gezeiten, Bochum (DE)
05.11.2016 – Theater der Gezeiten, Bochum (DE)
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