Open Studio: Lukanu Mpasi
- 24.08 2023
- Open Studio
- Artists in Residence
- Espaço Alkantara
- free entry
In the second half of August Lukanu Mapsi occupies the studio of Espaço Alkantara to work on the performance Matxicadu..
On August 25, Lukanu Mapsi opens doors for process sharing.
Matxicadu is a dance and music performance addressing the stereotypes and experiences of Black men in Portugal, exploring questions of violence, affirmation of masculinity, strength, roots and family.
Portraying the Black man as a “machine” built from life experiences and everything he has been taught to be true, this performance looks to the future by reflecting on ways of overcoming traumas far from these stereotypes, achieving his individual liberty and creating his own future. Further, the performance features a powerful sonic element, combining traditional Angolan music with newer electronic rhythms like hip-hop and kuduro.
Matxicadu is one of the pieces selected in the Kilombo programme Open Call. It will be presented in November at São Luiz Teatro Municipal as part of Alkantara Festival 2023.