Moya Michael is a dancer, performer, and choreographer born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, based in Brussels. At the Live Studio, Moya and collaborators Joachim Ben Yakoub, Victoire Karera Kampire and Simon Thierrée will work on It is like a finger pointing a way to the Moon — a project searching for the movement of different unyielding languages
Language is power. Language is also one of the first spheres of life that the colonial project erased. This erasure of languages goes hand in hand with the erasure of worlds, ways of being, knowing, and sensing the world differently. Supported by an army of salvation and anthropologists, the modern world managed to frame indigenous languages as “severely endangered”, “lost”, or even “dead”. Though not officially recognized by the settler colonial states, these languages are still very much alive and used by various communities and first nation people all over the world today.
It is like a finger pointing a way to the Moon is a co-production between KVS Brussels and WIELS Brussels, with Bergen Kunsthall. The Live Studio stay is supported by the Nordisk Kulturfond, Kulturrådet, Government of Flanders.
Photo: Victoire Karera Kampire (Film Still)