Marie Moïse and Mackda Ghebremariam Tesfau’
Memorie da sottopelle. Laboratorio di coreo/grafie decoloniali
The month of September kicks off with the workshop titled Memorie da Sottopelle. Laboratorio di Coreo/grafie Decoloniali curated by Marie Moïse and Mackda Ghebremariam Tesfau’. The event will be hosted at Teatro India on Sept. 7, 2023, as part of the collaboration between If Body and Short Theatre, a multidisciplinary festival that has rejigged the signs pointing to the changing landscape of national and international live entertainment in Rome since 2006.
Memorie da Sottopelle originated within the project Decolonizzare il Sapere. Pratiche di Femminismo Antirazzista stemming from an idea of the two researchers, activists, and translators of the book Plantation Memories: Episodes of Everyday Racism by Grada Kilomba (Capovolte 2021). During this transformative journey, Marie Moïse and Mackda Ghebremariam Tesfau’ will guide participants through a collective practice of theoretical and performative reworking, delving into the embodied experience of relations of supremacy and coloniality. Through the words of racialized women authors published by the publishing house Capovolte, Grada Kilomba, Djamila Ribeiro, Rahma Nur, Carla Akotirene and through their genealogies intertwined with other female thinkers and poets, the words and concepts of decolonial feminism are shaped into verse, movement and contact. A new collective consciousness comes to life from feminist power, liberation, healing, and re-articulation of defence mechanisms.