Presented by STUN + Word of Warning
Oreo, coconut, Bounty Bar — micro-aggressions used to disempower a black person deemed to be ‘acting white’.
In 2020 we presented Oreo Variations, a choreographic development of one section of Tania’s work for livestreaming — rejoin us for Oreo Prelude, a new livestream of her unseen material. Now that it’s over, re-watch on YouTube:
Time: Wednesday 26 May 2021, 7pm to approximately 7.30pm.
Location: livestreamed online via YouTube.
Ticketing: book a free space on Eventbrite to receive livestream details by email. Donations are welcome via PayPal.
Age Advisory: 16+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Content Warnings: includes an archive recording of a speech by Diane Abbott where she uses a term that may offend, for specific warnings please click here.
Features: live + recorded audio, spoken word, and choreographed movement.
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A semi-autobiographical solo about being a successfully educated black woman within western society. Oreo Prelude goes back to the beginning of the story, taking the words of British MP Diane Abbott to interrogate systemic racism and its effect on mental health within private and public personas.
A Manchester-based solo performance artist, Tania Camara works across devised theatre, dance, site-specific, live art, installation, video + photography. A graduate of the University of Amsterdam with an MA, she uses her cultural heritage, past experiences, research, and the interdisciplinary structure of Batuku (including singing, dancing, drums + spoken word).
Tania’s current practice focuses on personal accounts of memory, collective and ancestral, to uncover her racial and cultural identity; the concept of self and other; belonging and the black performing body.
★★★★ A tour de force of a performance …utterly compelling.
— The Grouchy Critic on Oreo at HOME
Captivating and thought provoking. Food for thought.
— Number 9 Reviews on Oreo at HOME
Brave thoughtful piece… Gutsy, moving… Unsettling and joyful.
— Audience Response to Oreo Variations
Creator, Performer, Producer: Tania Camara
Dance Mentor: Pape Ibrahima N’diaye (a.k.a. Kaolack)
Director: Peader Kirk
Livestream Producer: Ricardo Vilela at Sagitta Media
Original Oreo Lighting Designer: Kamini Patel
Image of Oreo at HOME’s PUSH Festival 2020 by Chris Payne.