N'Gomku workshops with Ana Beatriz Almeida

Thu 22 November — Sun 25 November 2018

Ana Beatriz Almeida

Ngomku is a word created by putting two other words from different african languages together: Ngoma (that means moving energy in bantu) and Iku (that means death in yoruba)- if Ngomku would have a translation it would be 'moving the energy of the death'.

N'Gomku is a corporal (dance) technique inspired by Butoh but based on Afro Brazilian funeral rites of passage. It was created by the performer researcher Ana Beatriz Almeida to stimulate altered mind sets through an active meditation using movements of the seven main divinities of these rites. Through the use of silence and breathing the method proposes a deep body state and a sense of connection with ancestral experiences that would otherwise remain dormant during the daily routine of Western communities.

The technique is introduced through a schedule of experiences divided into four meetings:

Thursday 22 November, 10.30am - 2.30pm , The Death as Deconstruction
Friday 23 November, 10.30am - 2.30pm, Mutation as Healing
Saturday 24 November, 10.30am - 2.30pm - Sea as Rebirth
Sunday 25 November, 12.30pm - 4.30pm - New Divinities

These workshops are part of the wider event programme, Dances of the African and Caribbean Diaspora: Transformation, Embodiment and Survival Strategies, curated by Ashanti Harris and Project X

All participants are asked to wear white clothing if possible.




Thu-Sat, 10.30am-2.30pm, Sun, 12.30pm-4.30pm, Free but ticketed, Theatre
Book online / 0141 352 4900