Tree without Roots is a dance performance and the personal exploration of Henry O’Tawiah to his own roots and heritage. A quest for his own truth, his story and inner strength. Not knowing where you’re from but knowing where you’re going. How do you cope with the facts about your own roots when it is not what you were told all these years? Henry is an experienced dancer and choreographer (hiphop, locking, popping, experimental) who prepared this solo during the Operaestate Festival Veneto in Italy and in South Africa. Tree without Roots is a co-production between Artscape, Solid Ground Movement and Afro_Vibes.
Duration: +/- 45 minutes.
Afrovibes festival brings for the sixteenth edition (and sixth time in the Maaspodium) young pioneers and established talent in theater, dance, music and design from Africa to the Netherlands. Afrovibes shows the dynamic cultural life of urban Africa and connects this with Dutch artists and the public. The festival is from 3 to 13 October in Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam.
Saturday 12 October and Sunday 13 October the festival is in the Maaspodium.
Speak Truth to Power
This year’s festival theme is Speak Truth to Power. Our current world has an abundance of information. With the growth of unfiltered (online) information sources, the question arises as to which information is true and which is not. Has the concept of truth become an illusion in a world where “fake news” and manipulated facts drown out reality and reinforce existing stereotypes?
Tree without roots (7:30 pm) and Amaqhawe (8:30 pm)> click here
By: Henry O’Tawaih
Choreography: Henry O’Tawiah