Concept, choreography & performance: Tebby W.T. Ramasike
Visual Artist: Sandy Flinto
Music: Hiroko Komiya Karnysera, Pierrick Grobéty
Production: TeBogO Dance - TBO
Co-production: Musée national de la Résistance, Esch-sur-Alzette
This piece was inspired by a visit to the Nelson Mandela photographic exhibition at the Musée national de la Résistance in Esch-sur-Alzette. The piece doesn't make a political statement but presents a ritualistic ceremonial journey of a man who symbolically represents a society that is ailing and yearns for a healing and a cleansing. In this appeal and redemption of a soul-bearing warrior's journey there is a cry to be released, to be freed, to be cleansed, to be delivered. There is a cry for the man who shall inherit this life, which is full of pain and suffering. For the man who yearns for eternal peace and freedom.
Tebby Ramasike's choreographic and storytelling concept is drawn from his cultural and traditional background and experiences, in which he brings forth the African ritualistic dance elements in a fusion with other dance forms, particularly Butoh. This dance piece also references certain elements from previous works of the choreographer.
Lament – Sing an Ode to my Soul combines this ritualistic work with a challenging video projection by young Luxembourgish artist Sandy Flinto.
Dance, video and music are transporting the spectator into that realm of a spiritual renaissance. It is certainly a lament, but also a journey into the Unknown!