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NYAMI NYAMI
NYAMI NYAMI

ons. 01. feb.

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Scenehuset

NYAMI NYAMI

The performance explores a culture that undergone forced transformation and reduced into simple carvings depicted on touristic souvenirs. Though the essence of the lost culture remains in form of songs, stories and traditional dance practices.

Time & Location

01. feb. 2023, 18:30

Scenehuset, Bogstadveien 49, 0366 Oslo, Norway

About the event

NYAMI NYAMI

Before industrialization displaced the Tonga tribe of Zimbabwe, lived a snake spirit called Nyami Nyami. With the body of a snake and the head of a fish, Nyami Nyami roamed the Zambezi valley, giving sustenance to the people when in difficult times. Influenced by the need for economic growth, Zambezi River was captured by the immensity of the project to dam its natural flow, for the purpose of producing hydroelectric power.

The performance explores a culture that undergone forced transformation and reduced into simple carvings depicted on touristic souvenirs. Though the essence of the lost culture remains in form of songs, stories and traditional dance practices, the spiritual space and knowledge of the Nyami Nyami is now an imagination. A drum beaten a thousand years ago still resounding, honoring the snake spirits with hope that one day they will return and bring the people salvation.

CREDITS

Dancers/Performers: Synne Erichsen, Kamilla Moen, Victor O Perdersen.

Choreography: Tendai Makurumbandi

Sound composer: Mcntosh Jerahun, Othnell Moyo

Costume: Tendai Makurumbandi, Trude Nistad

Props and Scenography: Julius Makurumbandi

Supported by: Arts and Culture Norway

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Tickets

  • NYAMI NYAMI

    Oslo Jazzdansfestival 12. juni DOBBEL BILL: Nyami Nyami av Tendai Malvine Makurumbandi og Brain Storm av Valentiner/Winter/Stokstad

    From kr 185,00 to kr 235,00
    • kr 185,00
      +kr 4,63 service fee
    • kr 210,00
      +kr 5,25 service fee
    • kr 235,00
      +kr 5,88 service fee

Total

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