Performance at Kunsthal Nord Aalborg on the 2nd November 2022
DANCE FOR OSHUN #4 is a multimedia performance art by Sandro Masai (BR) and the guest performers, Annette Irene (DK) and Jens Bugay-Hougaard (DK). It is an action-painting performance that produces music, dance, painting, video and photographs. The painting is dedicated to the orisha Oshun, the Afro-Yoruban goddess of the rivers and waterfalls. She represents feminine power, fertility, prosperity and beauty. She is associated with the colours gold and yellow.
In the Yoruban tradition we sing and dance to worship the gods. The Yoruban mythology traveled to the Americas with the African diaspora and is very alive today in several countries. Each Yoruban god is worshiped in rituals with a certain rhythm, dance and colour.
In this performance, Sandro Masai simultaneously sing, dance and paint, while using some elements from the Yoruba mythology and rituals.
Annette Irene is a Danish multimedia artist who works with the visual, musical and spiritual potentialities of the body. She is a researcher and teacher of ancient knowledge, specially the Afro-Yoruban tradition, trained and integrated in this tradition through the Afro-Brazilian culture. She is interested in co-creations, transcendency and the symbolic expression of the elements of Nature and spaces, while creating immersive experiences that deepens the sense of being one with others and Nature.
Jens Bugay-Hougaard is a Danish experience designer, artist and musician. His focus has been on exploring the aesthetics of experience in the intersection between technology and performativity. He takes inspiration from many diverse sources aiming to combine elements into new and unexpected forms of expression and meaning, primarily through music and sound, but also performance and interactive art.
This project is kindly supported by Aalborg Kommune and Statens Kunstfond
Photos: Lasse Fischer
DANCES FOR OSHUN – Paintings
Video: Yoruba Pilgrimage Documentary | Osun Osogbo, Nigeria: Yoruba Religion & Culture