Intimate Portraits: Ebony Solos
Intimate Portraits is a series of performances that will take place on a monthly basis. During these evenings, the audience will have the opportunity to see special dance performances that reflect on the melting pot/salad bowl of Amsterdam residents. Each evening lasts about an hour and in most cases consists of two or three pieces that match the theme of the evening.
Henry O’Tawiah – Tree without roots
Not knowing where you come from, but knowing where you are going. Never grounded, but having a solid surface. A strong foundation, but no core. A beautiful tree with a strong trunk, branches and leaves, but no roots. During the festival, Henry O’Tawiah makes a research performance about his origins and roots especially for Afrovibes. He is coached by Alida Dors and Nora Chipaumire. Henry O’Tawiah started his career as a Bboy, locker and hip hopper, working with hip hop greats like Storm, Salah, Poppin, Pete and Don ‘Campbell Lock’ Campbell.
Junadry Leocaria – Guerrera
Guerrera, a choreography about the resilience of a black woman fighting her own fight. Driven by ancestral guidance, hope, passion and inexhaustible strength, she searches for ways to get out of the rain.
Junadry Leocaria (1985, Willemstad) is an eyecatching appearance in the field of the urban dance theater. She has been working as a professional dancer for over 15 years, specialized in waacking – a style that plays with characters, emotions and expression. The last couple of years Junadry has been working on her own dance practice as a choreographer, coach and teacher, choreographing for companies like Festival Classique, ITA, Holland Dance Festival & Korzo. Leocaria is a talented key figure in the Dutch urban theatre scene and with her expressive and powerful way of moving she knows how to catch your attention.