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BE.BOP 2016 Performance: "Areíto Indestructible." by Teresa María Díaz Nerio. World Premiere


InfoFestival Ticket: 25 € / 15 € / Day Ticket: 10 € / 6 € / Single Event: 6 € / 4 €


Areíto is a Taíno ritual celebration where some of the original inhabitants of the Caribbean, the Arawak people, got together to dance, sing and share their poems. This performance is an homage to our loved ones who have continued their journey beyond this realm, such as our beloved Anika Gibbons, womanist filmmaker, who gave us the gift of her amazing film “Journey To Liberation: The Legacy of Womanist Theology and Womanist Ethics at Union Theological Seminary”, presented during BE.BOP 2014. This areíto will use some Taíno, Spanish, Haitian Creole, English and Mandarin as well as references to other languages from the African continent, based on Diaz Nerio’s research on Kâlï, creator-goddess, the Black one, in collaboration with Alonso Varo Varo, a Spanish language scholar and fervent yogi. This work fashions a mythological self that borders every time that was and is in Diaz Nerio.

Q & A Moderated by Alanna Lockward

Produced by Art Labour Archives for Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and curated by Alanna Lockward, BE.BOP 2016. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS. CALL & RESPONSE. will take place from 1 to 3 June in Berlin at Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, sponsored by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung – bpb) and organised in cooperation with AfricAvenir International e.V.

Also taking place in Copenhagen from June 5-7 sponsored by the Danish Arts Foundation, this festival is organized by Art Labour Archives, a decolonial transdisciplinary and indisciplinary curatorial initiative based in Berlin. Since 2012, BE.BOP has had an international impact through presentations in major cities across three continents.

In English with simultaneous translation into German and Spanish.
Festival Ticket 25 € / 15 €  Reduced
Day Ticket: 10 € / 6 € Reduced
Single Event: 6 € / 4 € Reduced

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