Willi Dorner and Mani Obeya
Our bodies are political!' The dancer Mani Obeya has experienced this first hand. Obeya was born in Nigeria and grew up in East London. There he made a career as a black ballet dancer. His life story confronts us with the structural racism of our Western society and the structural racism in dance.
Obeya gives us a glimpse into his life, beginning at a young age as a tap dancer, followed by his career as a ballet dancer, and tells us about his struggles and confrontations along the way. Along the way, he presents ballet and tap numbers with incredible ease, precision and the manner of a born entertainer.
The impressive as well as evocative solo is the result of a dialogue process between Mani Obeya and Willi Dorner.