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Territories in Transgression by Opiyo Okach / GaaraProjects

June 3, 2015 Uncategorized

Territories in Transgression | Opiyo Okach | GaaraProjects

choreographic projects 2008 > 2016

What flag would it be if your body was a country | Body Evidence | The house that never walked | Border Border Express | Sound Memory

“Over the last five years while initiating the lab project ‘Performance Lab Nairobi‘ – a collaborative framework for contemporary creation process – I’ve also been developing the choreographic project ‘Territories in Transgression‘ consisting of the works ‘Body Evidence / What flag would it be if your body was a country / The house that never walked / Border Border Express / Sound Memory’.

This extended period of ‘invisibility’ from production & presentation logic has been rich with creative energy. Setting into motion a new series of works it brings to the stage a new crop of performers following a period of growing together. Halfway through this exciting & inspiring but also challenging period of doubt & questioning, of searching & re-thingking process & rebuilding frames of work, restarting again from scratch, it feels like an appropriate moment to share experience & process on these works that are in varied stages of development ranging from concept to ‘finished’. ‘Territories in Transgression’ reflects on the body & identity in todays states of global connectedness & hyper polarisations.”

You will find documentation of process including video, text, image & sound on each work at the ‘Territories in Transgression‘ website.

 

-Opiyo Okach

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