Dance is an extraordinarily suitable instrument for cultural diplomacy, and this is what MASDANZA has been doing all these years, collaborating in common areas with other cultural initiatives that have a special place for dance and the arts of movement. Casa África collaborates with the festival to provide visibility to African creators.
MASDANZA X CASA ÁFRICA 2023 PROGRAM
THURSDAY OCT 05 / CASA ÁFRICA / 20,00 h
Short documentary > “YOU HAVE THE CLOCK, WE HAVE THE TIME…” (37’)
Directed & Scripted by > Mirian Gerrikabeitia
Produced by > TU & YO Producciones
Alegia (Guipuzkoa), Spain – Maputo, Mozambique
Created by > Asier Zabaleta Mendia
Performed by > Fenias Nhumaio & Deissane Machava.
Music > Nctrnm “Cactus”; REW “Metonic”; Rod Hamilton & Tiffany Seal “Enchanted Forest”; Lion’s Drums “Alouatta (Hembra)”; Adrian Daboin “African Percussion”.
With the support of > Embassy of Mozambique, AECID, Gipuzkoako Dantzagunea (Provincial Council of Guipuzkoa), ATLANTIKALDIA Festival and ETXEPARE.
«You have the clock; we have the time».
«It is said that Westerners count time, measure it, buy it, sell it, plan it and organize it; for us it is an objective good, independent from the human being, that we use to do things, but we almost always lack it. In Africa, on the other hand, time is lived, had, made; it is a subjective good, inherent to the human being, which is inhabited and almost never lacking. The fact that we are born in a specific place in the world inevitably marks the notion we have of time, and although nothing is immovable, we will hardly manage to detach ourselves from that first acquired notion. Time can be lived in many ways, even being a slave to it; but what cannot be denied, and this is valid for any corner of the world, is the power that dance gives us, whatever its origin, gender or condition, to live time in an absolute present».