border border express

duo, 35 mins (2009)

 

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In busia, on the frontier between Kenya and Uganda, hundreds of bicycles criss-crossed the border each day ferrying their cargo of traders and merchandise, their transistor radio blaring greetings, funeral announcements, James Brown, the Beatles, Congolese rumba, radio Moscow, London, Washington, the revolutionary peoples republic...

 

This image is the point of departure for the duo between Opiyo Okach and Alejandro Olarte. ‘border border express’ (bicycle taxi) is part of the choreographic project ‘Territories in Transgression’

 

Dance: Opiyo Okach

Music: Alejandro Olarte

Lights: Maryse Gautier

 

 

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