QueerZagreb

26.5.2017

Mmakgosi Kgabi (JAR)

Nijanse jedne kraljice
Shades of a Queen

20:00
Zagrebački plesni centar
Ilica 10


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Nijanse jedne kraljice je priča o odrastanju, dolasku do same sebe, samootkrivanju istražujući konstrukte identiteta afričkog queer dijeteta. Kreativni je proces temeljen na osobnim iskustvima i izazovima nađenima na putu coming outa i doslovno i metaforički. Njezino Veličanstvo Kraljica (odnosno Mmakgosi, u pijevodu «Majka vođe») bori se s s procesom izlaska iz kuće i izlaska „iz ormara“. Suočava se sama sa sobom u svom svojem veličanstvenom sjaju, a demoni i maske koje se razotkrivaju kao konstrukti različitih identiteta nastalih u interakciji sa svijetom.


Mmakgosi Kgabi studirala je koreografiju i glumu na Rhodes sveučilištu. Nastupala je i surađivala s nekoliko plesnih platformi i u Johannesburgu i na međunarodnoj razini. U kontekstu njezina profesionalnog rada, potrebo je istaknuti suradnju s Mbogeni Ngemom i Constanzom Macras na projektu Offside Rules (2010.) i suradnju s Pink Zebra Theatre Co. na izvedbi Super Zoom za Impulstans festival u Beču 2011. Članica je kolektiva Stash the Suitcase Performance Arts Collective.


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Shades of a Queen is a coming-of-age, coming-to-self, coming-out piece exploring the identity constructs of an African Queer child. The creative process was based on personal experiences and challenges in the journey to coming out both literally and metaphorically. Her Majesty the Queen (a.k.a. Mmakgosi, which translates to ‘‘The Mother of the Chief“) battles with stepping out of the house and out of the closet. She confronts her self in all her majestic glory, and the demons and counter-masks that reveal themselves as identity constructs come into being from mundane interactions with the world.

Mmakgosi Kgabi studied Choreography and Acting at Rhodes University (2007). She has performed on several platforms both at home in Johannesburg and internationally. Among others, she collaborated with Mbogeni Ngema and Constanza Macras’s the Offside Rules (2010), and Pink Zebra Theatre Co.’s Super Zoom for the Impulstans festival in Vienna (2011). She’s a member of Stash the Suitcase Performance Arts Collective.