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CA$HBABY / Yvonne Sembene

CA$HBABY is a solo dance work exploring historical and contemporary questions of black femme identities and their relationality to money. Constantly shifting perspectives between historical narratives and perception of the self, the stage becomes a subconscious space going in and out of projections of realities, dreams and aspirations, embodied past, present and future. From labor and commodification to strategising communities, knowledge and healing, the work uses fantasy and play to deconstruct the meta-narrative and generational memories around black female bodies and money.

Choreography, Performance Yvonne Sembene, Julian Keller Production Patric Neves Lindström Dramaturgy Aïssa Sene Scenography assistance, outside eye Fernande Njonkou Njanjo Choreography assistance Zoé Afan Strasser Lighting design Emese Csornai Costume design Astan Meyer, Souleymane Mare Music Yvonne Sembene

Yvonne Sembene is a French-Senegalese dance artist based in Berlin. In addition to her involvement with various choreographers, she develops her own projects that explore social de/reconstruction via multidisciplinary formats. Her gaze is particularly focused on everyday narratives within neoliberal systems, and is influenced by Oköfeminist and Afro- Indigenous intellectual heritage. She has recently received a grant from the IMPACT program of the Berlin Senate for her collaboration with painter Krasna Vukasovic for the performative installation "Out Burning In” and a research residency in partnership with Theater Kampnagel. She is also active within the dramaturgy space and periodically invited by groups and institutions such as Aktion Tanz, or Tanztreffen der Jugend as a critical contributor and observer.