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Taking Care of God is a hybrid dance and theatre piece co-created by Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure and Kingdom Gospel Choir, between Kampala and Lausanne. The collaborative project bridges the gaps between “Church music” and “Club music”, aiming to develop a conversation on the the perception of spirituality in the world, the search for trance through rhythmes and the necessity of cross-cultural exchanges. Taking Care of God functions as an hybrid performance, a gesture of connection through celebration and collective care. The piece is exploring the intersections that exist between the religious scene and the atheistic scene, and their use of music and dance. Taking Care of God is a collective gesture affirming the beauty found in unity and cooperation, while making room for the individual trajectories of the performers. The project is challenging the practice, significance and delivery of hymns of adoration by merging them with the rhythms and codes of progressive and contemporary club music. Taking Care of God is produced by Eternal, and co-produced by the Arsenic theatre (Lausanne), Grütli (Geneva), Gessnerallee (Zürich), Dampfzentrale (Bern), Kaserne (Basel), Südpol (Luzern).
A Co-production in the frame of RESO – Réseau de Danse Suisse.

SUPPORTED BY:
PRO HELVETIA, FONDATION SUISSE POUR LA CULTURE VILLE DE LAUSANNE, LOTERIE ROMANDE, PRO-HELVETIA – SWISS ARTS COUNCIL, FONDATION SIS, FONDATION CORYMBO, THE UGANDA MUSEUM,
FONDS CULTURELS SUD – ARTLINK

PROPOSAL, ART DIRECTION, DRAMATURGY:
SORAYA LUTANGU BONAVENTURE

MUSIC COMPOSITION, VOCALS, PERFORMANCE:
SORAYA LUTANGU BONAVENTURE, KINGDOM GOSPEL CLUB

CHOREGRAPHY, DRAMATURGY:
JEREMY NEDD, KINGDOM GOSPEL CLUB

MOUVEMENT RESEARCH:
NATASZA GERLACH, TAMARA ALEGRE PEREZ

LIGHT:
JACQUELINE SOBISZEWSKI

SET DESIGN:
GIULIA ESSYAD

TECHNICAL DIRECTION, VIDEO, POST-PRODUCTION:
ALI-EDDINE ABDELKHALEK

COSTUMES:
BOBBY KOLADE

OUTLOOK:
ERIKA NIEVA DA CUNHA, NATASZA GERLACH

SOUND AND LIGHT OPERATOR:
THIBAULT VILLARD

SOUND ENGINEER, KAMPALA:
REY SAPIENS

TOUR MANAGER:
IMAN WASER

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION:
MATHS ECOEUR, ARS LONGA

With music, performance art, and film, Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure is attempting to materialize feelings dwelling between empathy, mourning, togetherness and celebration. Her practice allows the creation of practical and speculative languages while finding new ways to belong in the culture continuum of Otherness. By addressing questions of displacement and the diasporic imaginary within a decolonial context, Bonaventure builds expressive systems of repairs that value the poetic notions of Blackness, queerness, technology, and spirituality. In 2019, encouraged by a global accolade regarding her work in both underground and institutional spaces, Bonaventure decided to broaden the spectrum of her practice by creating Eternal, a cultural company based in Geneva.

Bookings worldwide: katarzyna@annexagency.co

TCoG and Bonaventure tour dates


novembre 2022
lundi mardi mercredi jeudi vendredi samedi dimanche
31 octobre 2022 1 novembre 2022 2 novembre 2022 3 novembre 2022 4 novembre 2022 5 novembre 2022 6 novembre 2022
7 novembre 2022 8 novembre 2022 9 novembre 2022 10 novembre 2022 11 novembre 2022 12 novembre 2022 13 novembre 2022
14 novembre 2022 15 novembre 2022 16 novembre 2022 17 novembre 2022 18 novembre 2022 19 novembre 2022 20 novembre 2022
21 novembre 2022 22 novembre 2022 23 novembre 2022 24 novembre 2022 25 novembre 2022 26 novembre 2022 27 novembre 2022
28 novembre 2022 29 novembre 2022 30 novembre 2022 1 décembre 2022 2 décembre 2022 3 décembre 2022 4 décembre 2022

Association Eternal
Chez Ars Longa
GE-1200 Genève

www.eternalresear.ch
manifest@eternalresear.ch

Designed by:
Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek

Fonts:
Media Sans, New Fournier BP

CMS:
Wordpress

Images credit:
Ian Nnyanzi, Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure, Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek

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Eternal is a research-based cultural association focusing on developing projects that honours the needs, identities and mental wellness of its collaborators.
The mission of Eternal is to facilitate dialogues themed on the diasporic imaginary by producing case-studies allowing cultural workers of the African and European diasporas to connect, and identify opportunities of creating meaningful conversations. Eternal recognises that dance is memory performed by bodies.

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Taking Care of God is a hybrid dance and theatre piece co-created by Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure and Kingdom Gospel Choir, between Kampala and Lausanne. The collaborative project bridges the gaps between “Church music” and “Club music”, aiming to develop a conversation on the the perception of spirituality in the world, the search for trance through rhythmes and the necessity of cross-cultural exchanges. Taking Care of God functions as an hybrid performance, a gesture of connection through celebration and collective care. The piece is exploring the intersections that exist between the religious scene and the atheistic scene, and their use of music and dance. Taking Care of God is a collective gesture affirming the beauty found in unity and cooperation, while making room for the individual trajectories of the performers. The project is challenging the practice, significance and delivery of hymns of adoration by merging them with the rhythms and codes of progressive and contemporary club music. Taking Care of God is produced by Eternal, and co-produced by the Arsenic theatre (Lausanne), Grütli (Geneva), Gessnerallee (Zürich), Dampfzentrale (Bern), Kaserne (Basel), Südpol (Luzern).
A Co-production in the frame of RESO – Réseau de Danse Suisse.

SUPPORTED BY:
PRO HELVETIA, FONDATION SUISSE POUR LA CULTURE VILLE DE LAUSANNE, LOTERIE ROMANDE, PRO-HELVETIA – SWISS ARTS COUNCIL, FONDATION SIS, FONDATION CORYMBO, THE UGANDA MUSEUM,
FONDS CULTURELS SUD – ARTLINK

PROPOSAL, ART DIRECTION, DRAMATURGY:
SORAYA LUTANGU BONAVENTURE

MUSIC COMPOSITION, VOCALS, PERFORMANCE:
SORAYA LUTANGU BONAVENTURE, KINGDOM GOSPEL CLUB

CHOREGRAPHY, DRAMATURGY:
JEREMY NEDD, KINGDOM GOSPEL CLUB

MOUVEMENT RESEARCH:
NATASZA GERLACH, TAMARA ALEGRE PEREZ

LIGHT:
JACQUELINE SOBISZEWSKI

SET DESIGN:
GIULIA ESSYAD

TECHNICAL DIRECTION, VIDEO, POST-PRODUCTION:
ALI-EDDINE ABDELKHALEK

COSTUMES:
BOBBY KOLADE

OUTLOOK:
ERIKA NIEVA DA CUNHA, NATASZA GERLACH

SOUND AND LIGHT OPERATOR:
THIBAULT VILLARD

SOUND ENGINEER, KAMPALA:
REY SAPIENS

TOUR MANAGER:
IMAN WASER

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION:
MATHS ECOEUR, ARS LONGA

With music, performance art, and film, Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure is attempting to materialize feelings dwelling between empathy, mourning, togetherness and celebration. Her practice allows the creation of practical and speculative languages while finding new ways to belong in the culture continuum of Otherness. By addressing questions of displacement and the diasporic imaginary within a decolonial context, Bonaventure builds expressive systems of repairs that value the poetic notions of Blackness, queerness, technology, and spirituality. In 2019, encouraged by a global accolade regarding her work in both underground and institutional spaces, Bonaventure decided to broaden the spectrum of her practice by creating Eternal, a cultural company based in Geneva.

Bookings worldwide: katarzyna@annexagency.co

TCoG and Bonaventure tour dates


novembre 2022
lundi mardi mercredi jeudi vendredi samedi dimanche
31 octobre 2022 1 novembre 2022 2 novembre 2022 3 novembre 2022 4 novembre 2022 5 novembre 2022 6 novembre 2022
7 novembre 2022 8 novembre 2022 9 novembre 2022 10 novembre 2022 11 novembre 2022 12 novembre 2022 13 novembre 2022
14 novembre 2022 15 novembre 2022 16 novembre 2022 17 novembre 2022 18 novembre 2022 19 novembre 2022 20 novembre 2022
21 novembre 2022 22 novembre 2022 23 novembre 2022 24 novembre 2022 25 novembre 2022 26 novembre 2022 27 novembre 2022
28 novembre 2022 29 novembre 2022 30 novembre 2022 1 décembre 2022 2 décembre 2022 3 décembre 2022 4 décembre 2022

Eternal is a research-based cultural association focusing on developing projects that honours the needs, identities and mental wellness of its collaborators.
The mission of Eternal is to facilitate dialogues themed on the diasporic imaginary by producing case-studies allowing cultural workers of the African and European diasporas to connect, and identify opportunities of creating meaningful conversations. Eternal recognises that dance is memory performed by bodies.

Association Eternal
Chez Ars Longa
GE-1200 Genève

www.eternalresear.ch
manifest@eternalresear.ch

Designed by:
Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek

Fonts:
Media Sans, New Fournier BP

CMS:
Wordpress

Images credit:
Ian Nnyanzi, Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure, Ali-Eddine Abdelkhalek