Dance Traces – Ritualistic Action-paintings is a series of performances to happen between the summer of 2020 and the summer of 2022. It is inspired by the African Yoruba mythology and the paintings are dedicated to the orishas (Yoruba gods). The Yoruba community spans the modern states of Nigeria, Benin and Togo, but is highly influential on the Afro-Brazilians. Sandro applies acrylic paint on large canvas using his own body in direct contact with the paint and the canvas. The painting style is abstract expressionism and the dance expression is Japanese butoh. Music by izemz band
Here is an article (in Danish) on the newspaper NORDJYSKE about this project: DANCE TRACES – Ritualistic Action-paintings by Sandro Masai
LABYRINTH group exhibition 2020, 19th and 20th September 2020 – performance and artist talk. Address: Brolandingerne, Havnegade 15, 9400 Nørresundby.
DANCE TRACES Online performance, 20th November 2020 – performance ONLINE. Address: Nordjyllands Kunstnerværksted.
Online Performance Art Festival 2020, 19th December 2020 – performance ONLINE. Address: Nordjyllands Kunstnerværksted.
Huset i Hasserisgade, 3rd August 2021 – performance and exhibition opening DANCE TRACES
Kulturmødet Mors 2021 – 20th and 21st August 2021″Kunstøjeblikke”
Alter Festival 2021 – Aarhus – 2nd, 3rd, 4th September 2021
Genstarts Kunst – Aalborg Kommunes Kunstfond – 11th-19th September 2021 – Exhibition and performances.
Bredegade 12, 9000 Aalborg. PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITION
11.09.21, kl. 16.00-18.00 – Åbning + Performance
13.09.21, kl. 17.00 – Performance
15.09.21, kl. 17.00 – Performance
17.09.21, kl. 17.00 – Performance
Photos: Niels Fabæk at Huset, Aalborg, 03.08.2021
Photos: Rikke Ehlers Nielsson at Labyrinth group exhibition Aalborg, 19.09.2020
This project is kindly supported by Statens Kunstfond, Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen and Aalborg Municipality