Friday 11 JUNE 2021 at 7.00 p.m.
Teatro Il Maggiore, Sala Blu – Verbania


by Haman MPADIRE (UG)

CROSS AWARD – Project winner of the CROSS International Performance Award 2020

➣ Duration 45’
➣ Streaming event
➣ Free

The project consists theory and practical work that refuses to settle in spacetime, intrigued by questioning and examining historical trauma, identity, memory of the black body in pain, joy and struggles to visibility; thus, the framework also stabilizes a critic moment to revisit particularly the historical error and treatments, in-order to offer justices to the black bodies elsewhere and honor the existence as a point of departure to transformation. Mpadire as choreographer, performer sacrifices his vibrant body as a trap for resistance, argument and experiments through movement aesthetics and forms as a core base to expression without fear, interrogation, provocation, breaking barriers and notion, possibility and chance for humanity to unity, bridging the gap and releasing oppression past, present and the future.

Research, Choreography: Haman Mpadire
Music Composition: Giovanni Kremer Kiyingi

Haman Mpadire

Is emerging artist, dancer and choreographer born and based in Kampala, Uganda originally from Busoga tribe. He became interested in dance through his mother and mentored by his father who was a boxer during the late 1970’s. His versatile background incorporates informal and formal education. He started his formal training at German Sports University / Break Anatomy, L’Ecole Des Sables. And also, received Danceweb scholarship – Vienna, Visa for creation in partnership with Cite international des Arts – Paris, Artist in residence at Art Omi Center – New York and currently International CROSS Award 2020.