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Ceremony / Party as Method
18th August 2022

Ancient Knowledge + New Relevance = for a Society Weighing Difference

Following the veins of SAVVY Contemporary’s ongoing priorities of acknowledging the body as an archive and sonority as knowledge transmission, with CEREMONY / PARTY AS METHOD, we open a new wing and form across projects. The methodology, underpinned by the potency of rhythm, extends itself as a process of reasoning and communicating through dance and collectivity.

Together, moving in the regulation of plurality, the night’s DJs are our priests and priestesses of ceremony, taking us along common grounds of alliance and resilience as they lead us in corporeal catharsis. By means of the honoring of shared memory, beats as routes of passage, and states of trance as vital forces, journeys of stories and spirit are catalyzed by sound.

In the framework of the multi-format project 4+3=1, THERE ARE STORIES TO BE FORGED FOR COMMON DENOMINATORS TO COME FORTH AND SOCIAL BALANCE TO BE RESTORED, the evening will be guided by DJs and performers who as new ancestors hold intergenerational conveyances across time, space, geography, and rhythm: where ancient knowledge carries new relevance.

At 21:00, a performance concept by Kewin Bonono unfurls the night with an inception of poetry and body as ritual, with a first-time performed piece in collaboration with Eric Peter.

At 21:30 DJ sets follow: starting with Maryisonacid, who brings us through travels across Afro and cosmic rhythms through electronic and psychedelic vibrations.

At 23:30 Jewel follows, bringing genre-crossing and experimental tempos of gritty electronic that shapeshift across Elektro & Techno Dance/Club, Ragga Jungle & DnB, ranging between 140-150 & 170-180bpm.

At 1:30 Cali Rose closes the evening channeling Latin American ancestral energies through electronic beats.


FUNDING The project 4 +3 = 1 is funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa des Landes Berlin.