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Deus Nos Acudi

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Body expression that seeks to question and dialogue about consumer societies and the place of the body today, revealed from its cultural universe.

But also how this has been perpetuated and applied throughout history, in maintaining dominance by power; where secularized religiosity, beliefs, deities, rituals, myths, etc., are interconnected in everyday life and how they are fragmented and can be used as one of the strategies for social control, directly affecting bodies and society as a whole, through of rules and standards.

Is the contemporary body free or controlled?

Original or imitated?

Is the body experience influenced by the cultural pattern to which it is inserted?

Technical Sheet

Concept, choreography and interpretation
Pak Ndjamena
Caldino Perema
Umrhubi - Khosenati Koela
  • Mozambique


Bernardo Guiamba (Pak Ndjamena) Pak started his career as dancer in the Escola Nacional de Dança. He also got strongly influenced by the traditional dances of groups Tsemba and Ussoforal. Since 1996 he is participating as performer and choreographer in different festivals and projects in Mozambique, Africa and Europa. As a dancer, he has worked with Augusto Cuvilas, Culturarte and O Rumo do Fumo, and he has performed the pieces, “O Olho e a Percepçao” of Maria Pinto, “DOO” of Miguel Pereira, “Smile if you can” and “Orobroy. Stop!” of Horacio Macuacua and “5 Sense Organs” of Janeth Mulapha. In 2011 he has created and presented “Corpo Voice” and “Reflexoes”, which were supported and produced by Kinani Festival and Iodine Productions. He performed his piece “Centauros” in the mark of the project Justaposição in Dresden, Düsseldorf and Hamburg touring Germany in 2014. In the same year, he also has realized the collaborations “Piscar” with French musician Niko Sagara and IN KINO with Mozambican dancer Idio Chichava, which have been represented on several occasions in Mozambique. In 2015 and 2016 he participated in the project De Porto in Porto in Portugal and in the mark of the Cape Town Art Week 2016 he was part of the live architecture project “Influx” with visual artist Gerald Machona. In 2017 he has performed the pieces, “Dentro mim uma ilha”, by Panaiba Canda and Influx on the Kinani Festival in 2017. He collaborated on the “2M” project as a choreographer and interpreter (Mozambique and Madagascar), with the ballerina Judith Olivia for the Kinani Festival in 2019. He performed artistic residencies of choreographic creation and composition in Brazil with his new work, “Deus nos Acudi”. It is dedicated to the realization of cinematographic and videographic performances. Teaches contemporary dance amateurs and semi-professionals. Profile Pak Ndjamena is a multifaceted artist that encompasses multiple crafts including being a dancer, choreographer, cultural promoter, musician and actor. Pak Ndjamena does not see art in a linear but collaborative way having during his career collaborated with artists of various artistic genres and coming from multiple geographies. Even so, Pak Ndjamena does not consider himself fluent in any language nor belonging to a geographical territory dissociated from art. Despite being proud of his African roots he considers himself a world citizen and views art as a common language that enables one to communicate with counterparts from any place in the world. As a result of this vision Pak has travelled to more than 10 countries to exhibit his art in its various forms. With contemporary dance as the most prevalent art in his artistic career, Pak choreographed and performed more than 20 pieces and was the winner of the Mozal Arts & Culture Award 2019 in the dance category in Maputo, Mozambique.

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