A MOMENT – WAKATI, is a dance duet performance & film projection, that demonstrates the layers of moments and talks about how those moments can change an individual’s attitudes, thoughts, experiences, and life in general. The interpretation of this piece shows the power of courage built up through the events that happened in our lives by surprise and lead us to patience, attentiveness and understanding to face challenges or joys.
The dance performance contains a film projection about the moments that can change a person’s life: the development from child to adult and of the world around us. ‘A moment’ shows in images, dance and music how we can find support, care and comfort in our shared experiences, in the moments we share with others in our daily lives.
This work has been performed and presented in various festival at the AfroVibes Festival October 2021 in The Netherlands, Battery Dance Festival August 2021 in New York, Time2Dance Festival 2020.
Concept – choreography and performance: Tadhi Alawi and Samwel Japhet.
Original Music: Shabani Mugado
Projection film shot and edited: Jimmy Mathias
Production: Nantea Dance Company
Duration: 40 minutes
On The Other Side of Being, Is a dance performance which challenges the way Tanzanian society portrays people with mental illness. The dance shows how it would be to be on the other side of your being, where you cannot be in control of your mind, your body and your thoughts. The piece also explores the differences between the condition of being in control of your body and thoughts and the condition of being out of this control.
Concept-choreography and performance by: Samwel Japhet
Music by: Andy Cowton & Michael Edragon
Duration: 15 minutes
This work has been performed and presented in various festival at the Let’s Dance International Fronties November 2020 in the UK, TanzTangente Dance Festival February 2020 in Berlin, Germany with the support from the Goethe Insititut, 세종국제무용제, Sejong International Dance Festival October 2019 South Korea, My Body My Space Public Arts Festival March 2019 in South Africa, with the support from the Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation through the Ant Mobility funding programme.
Children of the New World, is a dance solo performance and an artistic expression about the impact of child abuse to give voice to the globally presents the theme of child abuse to stop violence against children, which critically reflects solitude, togetherness and present statements towards humanity.
Concept-Choreography and Performance by: Samwel Japhet
Music by: Hukwe Zawose and Olafur Arnalds.
Duration: 15 minutes
This work has been performed and presented in various festival in Portugal, South Africa, Germany, Ethiopia, Finland and Tanzania at the; ACCAC Culture Festival September 2020 in Tempere, Finland, TanzTangente Dance Festival February 2020 in Berlin, Germany with the support from the Goethe Insititut, MEXE International Arts Festival September 2019 in Portugal, My Body My Space Public Arts Festival March 2018 in South Africa, with the support from the Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation through the Ant Mobility funding programme, Adey International Dance Festival organized by Destino Dance Company October 2017 in Addis Ababa-Ethiopia, An evening of Celebration & Transformation on Ending Violence Against Children organized by the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania August 2018.