Inga (Amazon/Colombia) artist Waira Nina and Anishinaabe (Québec/Canada) artist Emilie Monnet come together to pursue the development of their interdisciplinary performance collaboration, nigamon/tunai.
The 3-day workshop will cover the cross-cultural techniques that Nina and Monnet have devised together as a way of bridging indigenous women’s teachings from North and South America. Nina and Monnet use the study of colour, field recording and the sharing of songs and stories as a means of exploring and bridging linguistic and cultural differences to make manifest the invisible world of their ancestors. Their investigation of colour has allowed them to develop a common language outside of the constraints of Anishinaabemowin, Inga Kichwa, Spanish, French or English. Together with sound artists Stéphane Claude and Leonel Vasquez, and choreographer Sarah Williams, they will guide participants through a master class deploying OBORO’s production studio, portable recording devices and the expertise from the audio and multimedia sectors.
This masterclass is an opportunity for participants to experiment with concrete processes and equipment to make the unknowable manifest. It is a rare occasion to engage in discourses and actions with the guidance of highly experienced artists and teachers.
These activities coincide with the conference, Manifest! Choreographing Social Movements in the Americas, the 9th International Encuentro of Performance and Politics in the Americas, to be hosted by Concordia University.