Ntando Cele was born in South Africa and lives in Bern, Switzerland. She studied theatre in Durban and at the DasArts Academy in Amsterdam. Her work crosses the boundaries between physical theatre, video installation, concert and performance. She combines text, music and video to recreate her own identity on stage.
In her plays, she questions the concept of identity, investigates prejudices and dismantles stereotypes. “Knowing that a society is multicultural doesn’t necessarily mean that intercultural understanding exists.”

In this workshop, entitled “Turning shit into gold”, Ntando proposes using empathy as a tool for autobiographical creations. Where do you draw the line when searching for personal stories? Together, artist and participants will explore tactics that build your authentic voice in your creation.

Next Performances

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  • The Talking Car

    16 June 2024 — 18 June 2024
    Wiener festwochen

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures. 

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  • BoCA Summer School: Body and Nature

    06 July 2024 — 07 July 2024
    MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia

    HUNI KUIN COLLECTIVE

    In the "Body and Nature" workshop, the Huni Kuin collective proposes a practice and reflection on the role of art in the process of strengthening bodies in their society. During the training, each body will take on different faces: sometimes an instrument, sometimes a collective craft, sometimes a support for artistic, symbolic and communicative intervention with nature through the discovery of painting.

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  • BoCA Summer School: Chants in the Huni Kuin Cosmovision

    06 July 2024 — 07 July 2024
    MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia

    HUNI KUIN COLLECTIVE

    In this workshop, the Huni Kuin collective proposes an immersive experience that relates to the musical culture of its people, thinking of voice and melody as vehicles and instruments for acting in the world, constituting bodies and living well.

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  • TERRA COBRE

    18 July 2024 — 19 July 2024
    Festival dos Canais

    JOÃO PAIS FILIPE & MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA

    New performance by sound artist and sculpture João Pais Filipe and dancer/choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira, crossing the traditional practice of Alcáçovas' rattle art with contemporary artistic practices, anchored in percussion and dance.

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  • The Talking Car

    06 September 2024 — 07 September 2024
    Nowy Teatr

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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  • The Talking Car

    09 October 2024 — 10 October 2024
    HAU Berlin

    AGNIESZKA POLSKA

    Under an invitation from BoCA, visual artist Agnieszka Polska creates her first theatre piece, with interpretation by Albano Jerónimo, Íris Cayatte, Vera Maintaino and Bartosz Bielenia. A group of people travel in a car that doesn't stop. A tale about one's role in the complex system of human and nonhuman agents and socio-technological infrastructures.

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