Between 16th and 25th May, Modern Moves Advisory Board Member Kwenda Lima will take, for the first time to Cabo Verde, his choreographed show ‘MULOMA: A Corporeal and Visual Expression’. MULOMA (Mende for ‘let us be united’) combines contemporary dance techniques, a minimalist scenography using props suggestive of journeys, protection, and contemplation (calabashes, cords, sails, umbrellas, and chairs), and music inspired by ‘our vast universe, from mantras to traditional African, Asiatic and Indigenous music.’ With the aim to revivify our connection to Mother Earth to illuminate the fundamentals of happiness, and guided by the conviction that movement constitutes a principal means of interaction between human beings and the world, MULOMA’s primary objective is to amplify our ‘corporeal conscience’ by returning dance to society. It also returns Kwenda to his birthplace, Sal, with a new production: a journey surely full of emotional and artistic significance.
Our fifth Moving Group was dedicated to an exploration of tango music and dance, and it involved a double bill. First, we heard Dr Kendra Stepputat, ethnomusicologist from the University…