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No Woman’s Land
14 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019|
Two women, two generations, two cultures, two lands. In this duet dance artist Avatâra Ayuso and Inuk elder Naulaq LeDrew explore the migration experiences that took them away from their native lands in the Spanish Mediterranean and the Canadian Arctic, digging deep into their cultural traditions, histories, humor, prejudices and fears. NO WOMAN’S LAND was developed through research work among Inuit communities in the Arctic, and premiered at European Centre for the Arts, Hellerau, Dresden, in 2018. The piece has been further developed for ORIGINS.
“Inuit have a cultural bond with landscape and waterscape. Our family is land and water, just as parents and cousins and siblings are. This familial relationship has briefly been disrupted by colonization. Dance, collaborative creativity, the movement between generations, the coming together of two different cultures is a beautiful way of exploring relationship. Naulaq is our ambassador and Avatâra is our ally.”