WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Mohau Modisakeng is included in PERFORMA 17, with his performance ‘Zion’.
For Zion, Modisakeng choreographs a street procession of twenty dancers, each one carrying an array of personal possessions, various pieces of baggage, and furniture via an exodus choreography of walking, running, jumping, falling, leaning, and sitting—enacting the blistered legacy of segregation, violent displacement, colonialism, and apartheid coursing through South African history. Occupying himself with the consequences of his compatriots’ exploitation, this performance acknowledges both the grief and catharsis of a population subject to the machinations of violence, forced migration, and subjugation.
The performance will take place in the 11th of November in New York, from 1pm to 7pm.
Stop 1: Mother AME Church – Sister Church of original Zion Church in Central Park
Stop 2: AME Zion Church part of Seneca Village in Central Park (85th Street traverse)
Stop 3: San Juan Hill/Lincoln Square now Lincoln Center
Finale: Times Square
This performance will be free to attend.