Memories of Reincarnated Imaginings

a videodance film by Nasheeka Nedsreal and Yatri Niehaus
What's in a name, a face, a color, a place, a body, a history, a movement? With every curve, every turn, every swing, our myths reveal themselves as truth. Cartographies of the body etched like memories, generating a becoming as we set flame to fabricated fictions. Tethered to and wrapped in the layers of our being, our textured territories shifting, cracking codes, “unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun.” Nasheeka Nedsreal, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a dancer and choreographer working across movement, music and visual art. Her work explores identity, ritual, futurism and improvisation. She is the founder of Soul Sisters Berlin and Black and Brown Bodies in Motion Berlin. Since 2018 she is working with choreographer Trajal Harrel and is a guest dancer at Schauspielhaus Zurich. Further, she has worked as a fashion model, stylist, actress and educator. Recently, she examines the politics of Black hair in a multimedia, solo performance entitled New Growth, which premiered at Ballhaus Naunynstraße. Nedsreal is interested in art as a place of interrogation and activism, freedom and exploration. Her work is often inspired by socio-political and biographical subjects and fuses a combination of dance styles. 

Concept and Choreography: Nasheeka Nedsreal
Cinematography: Yatri N. Niehaus
Performers: Gabrielle Curebal and Nasheeka Nedsreal
Costumes: Nasheeka Nedsreal and Gabrielle Curebal
Original Music (original): Fabiano Lima
Editing: Yatri N. Niehaus
Lighting: Timotheus Theisen
Additional Music: Erik Truffaz, Nazar, Abul Mogard
Production Assistants: Samie Blasingame, Laetitia Walendom, Madeline Bass, Cintia Rangel, Djibril Sall
Special thanks: Santix Schwarz

Approx Film Length: 14 min
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