Dancing with my Future, Supported by Lendlease & Empathy+Risk
**We’re very sorry to announce that unfortunately we have had to cancel this event due to Covid-19 related reasons, we really hope to be back in September 2022**
In this work, Giuseppi collaborates with ‘La Manzana Mayor/La Manzana Tropical’ to conceive a theatrical rendering, reflective of the orchestra’s songs’, their content, context and emotional landscapes.
The work joins a history of exploring ideas of afro-indigenous futurism and fictioning. Within his practice, Giuseppi explores the history of Salsa music and Latin culture in London, tracing the history of these cultural spaces and identifying how partying (and these spaces) can be politicized through the performance of Black/indigenous migration.
Attendees are requested to wear an item of baby blue clothing to the party.
Dancing with my Future is supported by Arts Council England and Lendlease.
With thanks to Empathy+Risk.
Please book in advance via Eventbrite
Bryan Giuseppi Rodriguez Cambana is a Peruvian multidisciplinary practitioner employing the kinaesthetic properties of Afro-diasporic genres of music, from Hip-Hop to Salsa, in relation to memory, language, movement, desire, colour, race and poverty. Giuseppi has exhibited widely in galleries, museums and festivals including The Queens Museum in New York, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, ENCUENTRO in Mexico City, and The International Festival of The New Latin American Cinema in Havana. He was a recent recipient of the Chelsea Arts Club Trust / MA Materials and Research Award and More Art’s Public Art Grant; and is an MFA Fine Arts graduate from Goldsmiths, University of London.
About: Manzana y Sabor Mayor
An exciting new orchestra playing all the Latin vibez; such as Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata, etc. implementing some soulful grooves with a brass and percussion section, vocalist and of course the bass/piano.
The band also contains the core musicians from the finest Andean fusion acts—‘Kausary’ who have played at most of the UK’s top festivals and have toured extensively in Europe.
This year we have partnered with In The Room to host a digital Q&A with Giuseppi. To hear Giuseppi speak about his work or to put your questions directly to him, head over to Ask the Artist.
With thanks to Lendlease
Lendlease is an international property and investment group with a strong interest in helping and developing local communities. Lendlease is behind some of London’s largest and most exciting mixed-use regeneration projects such as Elephant Park and International Quarter London. Deptford Landings – one of the company’s sites – is based on Evelyn Street, in Deptford (Lewisham).
As a developer with a strong focus on creating cohesive communities Lendlease is committed to developing, supporting and collaborating with its local communities and their partners, to ensure it delivers maximum social value as part of its development schemes. As Lendlease expands their experience and footprint, they aspire to continue creating places people want and care about, and providing value for their stakeholders, businesses and the broader community.