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Recording: 2015-03-08 , HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1) (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Maria Tembe, Panaibra Gabriel Canda

Solo for Maria

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

With “Solo for Maria”, Maria Tembe and Panaibra Canda have created two short solos observing the status of women in the world. How many women live in the body of a woman? Part 1: “Self Introduction” (5 min.) directed by Maria Tembe Part 2: “Solo for Maria” (30 min. ) directed by Panaibra Gabriel Canda

The dancer and actor Maria Domingos Tembe was born in Maputo, Mozambique. She obtained her training in contemporary dance as part of the project (In)Dependence at CulturArte with the choreographers Panaibra Canda (Mozambique), Martial Chazalon (France), Martin Champaut (Canada), Boyzie Cekwana (South Africa) and Carlos Pez (Spain) as well as will with the dancers from CulturArte. She has appeared as a dancer in “(in)dependence” by Panaibra Canda (2007), which toured in Maputo and Lyon as well as Mayotte and Réunion, and in “Inkomati (des)accord” (2009) by Panaibra Canda and Boyzie Cekwana and in “Borderlines” (2010) by Panaibra Canda, both of which were seen at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, in Maputo and at the Global DanceFest, New Mexico. As an actor she was seen in the film “the corpo e alma” (2010) by Mattheau Bron.

Panaibra Canda, born in Maputo (Mozambique), had artistic training in theatre, music and dance. He received additional training in contemporary dance in Lisbon (Portugal) with Danças Na Cidade. He started to develop his artistic projects in 1993. In 1998 he created CulturArte, and been developing many artistic projects, including creations, showcases and training projects to encourage the development of a local dance scene. He also develops collaborations with artists in southern Africa and Europe, as well as collaborating with artists from other disciplines. His work has been presented internationally. Canda showed his work “Time and Spaces: The Marrabenta Solos” and “The Inkomati (dis)cord”, a production with Boyzie Cekwana, at HAU Hebbel am Ufer as part of “Precarious Bodies” during the festival Tanz im August 2013.

Cast & Credits

Concept: Panaibra Gabriel Canda
Cooperation and performance: Maria Tembe
Light: Caldino Jose
Artistic assistant: Vasco Mirine
Music: “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday, “Rape Me” by Kurt Cobain, “Ave Maria” by Bobby Macferrin
Production: Panaibra Gabriel Canda / Culturarte – ACART
On behalf of HAU Hebbel am Ufer.
“Return to Sender” is funded by the TURN Foundation of the Federal Cultural Foundation.

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

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10963 Berlin

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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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