GRENZLAND (2015) - “We are here, because you are destroying our countries”. The African artists, whose voice is strongly limited when it comes to social or political processes, both in their original and in their new homeland, feel something akin to a “double homelessness”. How can they still keep a strong identity? "Ne touchez pas ma terre, c'est ma terre!" Are these borders necessary to preserve an individuals identity? In the tension between personal pride and the feeling of having lost everything, in “Grenzland” five dancers and two musicians explore everything from disruption, alienation and anger through to strong physical conflict.
The European and African artists that are part of this project are strangers in the place they currently live. What makes them strangers is obvious; their origin. What makes them continue to be strangers is more complicated; their current life conditions? The space between stigmatisation and enrichment, between exclusion and absorption should be set “in movement” in this project.
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