9th Sep Kulturnatten: Mzamo Nondlwana’s residency presentation

Kulturnatten, Uppsala

Saturday 9th September

7.00 PM

at Köttinspektionen

Free admission, no pre-booking
(Arrive early to secure your space)

Turning point, Mzamo Nondlwana

Köttinspektionen dans proudly presents Vienna based choreographer Mzamo Nondlwana, for the first time in Sweden, in residence at Köttinspektionen to start the movement research practice for their new work Turning point. For part of the residency period Mzamo is accompanied by two collaborators, the performer Evandro Pedroni and musician Lens Kühleitner. During Kulturnatten we open the doors to the choreographic process and invite you to a residency sharing. Mzamo will share what they have been working on together, here as a solo practice with the invisible support of Lens and Evandro. Warm welcome!

Turning point is a choreographic process that investigates the overly expressive through the mediums of body, movement and sound. The movement materials spring from memories, experiences and imagination and their deep authentic connections. Using naivety as a performative tool these materials are adapted into different practices of dance and invocation. A research and process reminding of the deep joy that exists in experience and expressions.

Mzamo Nondlwana a queer non-binary performing artist originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. Their work focuses on marginalized bodies and an attempt to subvert colonial fantasy. In 2006 they completed their dance education at MID (South Africa) and in 2014 SEAD (Austria). They worked with Michikazu Matsume, Doris Uhlich, Magdalena Chowaniec, Needcompany and Michael Turinsky. They are also one half of a dj collective Bicha Boo which is an audio-visual performative collective since 2017.

Lens Kühleitner is a non-binary musician and performance artist, engaging with sound, video, and movement. Works are created in spontaneity, with growing choirs and in networks of friends.
Recent works include Sound Design/ Music and performing with Shabnam Chiamani/Lisa U. Tschanz, Lau Lukkarila/Luca Bonamore, Sunggu Hong/Soyoung Park, Olivia Hild, Veza Fernández, Mzamo Nondlwana, Claire Lefèvre, Luís Murillo, Negin Rezaie and Laura Nitsch. As Lan Rex they have played concerts at brut, ImPulsTanz Festival, Popfest Wien, presented a commissioned work at Hyperreality Festival 22 and released 2 EP’s with the label Tender Matter and a first song with the Duo TEARING (Ventil Records).
They are part of the PARASOL Dance Company of Tanzquartier Wien 2023 and chair member of Pink Noise, organization for feminist pop-cultural activities, and have formerly worked in youth work.

Evandro Pedroni is a brazilian performer and choreographer based in Vienna. Recently he is featured  in productions by Cocoon Dance, Akemi Takeya, Elisabeth Tambwe, among others.
Evandro’s work or collaborations have been showcased in festivals such as Impulstanz (AT), Imagetanz (AT), PAD – Performance Art Depot (DE), FAKI 18 (HR) and has been supported by Tanzzentrale Nuremberg, Wien Kultur, WUK, Brut Wien, Im_Flieger, Bears in the Park, HochX Theater und Live Art (DE) and EinTanzHaus (DE).