Sunday, 6/16/2024
at 7:00 PM

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NEW GROWTH by Nasheeka Nedsreal
from June 13th to 16th, 2024 at 8 pm / Sunday 7 pm

A new message! Job interview, casting, first date, second date! How will I wear my hair? How much time is left? Relax? For whom, who should relax? Inhale, exhale, look in the mirror, take stock. Excitement?

Culture and control. Appearance plays a role, the hair, of women, of Black women. The dancer and performer Nasheeka Nedsreal brings the multifaceted, knotty power structure to the stage with New Growth. A variety of cultural and political struggles are entangled in the main hair, a contradictory knot of beauty ideals and racist perceptions, of envy, fear, pride, of fashion and inherited techniques, of industrial standardization and political codifications, of self-images, external attributions, of fantasies and independent growth. Can this tangle be untangled?

From childhood, hair is messed with - and expectations are placed on us, who we are and who we should be. It is an intimate learning of norms and codes. Infused with power and violence. Whoever touches your hair has power. Who is it? Yourself? Is empowerment also styling? But how? Let it fro?

New Growth is the first solo performance by the dancer and performer Nasheeka Nedsreal at Ballhaus Naunynstraße.

Photo: Zé de Paiva

A production by Kulturspünge at Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH. First production as part of the festival Postcolonial Poly Perspectives funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

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