In her performances, choreographer Ula Sickle traces the individual histories of dancers and the way their movements are culturally and politically coloured. For the past several years she has been fascinated by the popular dance styles in the nightclubs of Kinshasa, a melting pot of diverse and complex identities that are far from her own Western dance background. In dialogue with two performers from Kinshasa, she created the solos Solid Gold (2010) and Jolie (2011). In 2014, Ula Sickle returned to the Congolese capital in order to construct a group performance.
Four young dancers and a DJ release their energy on stage. With virtuosity, they tell of their desires, disappointments, and visions of the future. The individual voices write a collective story based on cultural movements. Why are we still dancing while the social fabric continues to unravel around us? Ula Sickle places our postcolonial, a priori leanings, and our ideas about art, under high voltage. A generous exchange process.