SWAY

Artistic direction, Performance: Tatiana Mejía
Dramaturgy: Elisabeth Leopold // Outside Eye, Set Design: Cécile Bally
Music: Ale Hop  //  Video Mapping: Kalma
Video Animation: Boris Seewald // Costume: Anna Mirkin
Light Design: Leo G. Alonso // Outside Ear: Gerald Pirner
Audiodescription: Swantje Henke
Production assistance & community outreach: Céline Rodrigues Monteiro
Production: Jon Kiriac

A production by Tatiana Mejía in co-production with Radialsystem and Tanzfabrik Berlin. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. With the kind support of the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.

SWAY

Swinging, oscillating, swaying – we follow the emergence of movements. Bear witness to manifestations of change. Between the heroine as protagonist and the loser as antagonist. In her solo dance performance «SWAY», the choreographer and performer Tatiana Mejía examines socially established, normative associations and sets out to revive the intrinsic value of failure. Taking historical systems of oppression as a starting point, the performance deals with the Superwoman Syndrome and confronts the mainstream archetype of the strong Black woman. In a dynamic interplay of dance, live video projection and sound, Mejía explores different levels of self-perception and prejudice. At the intersection of Western “contemporary” and Afro-diasporic movement language and music, “SWAY” explores the fragile balance between strength, failure, and uncompromising self-assertion.

Exhausted 

Festival Tanz im August 2023

 Choreography and Performance: Tatiana Mejía
Live Music: Rafa Dujarric
Dramaturgy: Elisabeth Leopold 

Pic: Naima Maleika

No magic

 25 Years of Tanznacht Berlin 

Performer & Choreography 

Dramaturgy: Elisabeth Leopold
 Tanzfabrik Berlin

I am [not] a Parrot

Kuyum Arts Festival 2023

 Choreography, Performance and Sound: Tatiana Mejía
Dramaturgy: Elisabeth Leopold 
Costume: Vanessa Vadineanu

Foto: Thabo Thindi

Photos: Thabo Thindi

Checkmate Humanity 

Rock Band: La Armada / Choreography & Performance: Tatiana Mejía
DOP and Editing: Jonathan Steil /Gimbal Operator: Woo- Jun Sung / Make Up: Isis Kuaygarond
Producer: Jon Kiriac


Kiskeya

Artistic Direction: Tatiana Mejía
Performance: Julio Joseph, Tatiana Mejia, Estelle Widmaier , TRVANIA / Dramaturgy: Kareth Schaffer / Text: TRVANIA
Video/Editing: Micaela MasettoMusic and Graphic Design: Gabriel Lora
Stage and Costume Design: Vanessa Vadineanu   / Assistance: Anne-Kathrin Hartmann / Sound: Alex Feldmann
Light Design: Asier Solana / Grading: Agustin Melfi
Production: Jon Kiriac 

Supported by IMPACT Project Funding of Berlin Department of Culture and Europe and Fonds Darstellende Künste 

A dance Film by Tatiana Mejía

Kiskeya is the ancient name of a tropical island that oscillates between a tourist paradise for bargain hunters and a prison for its poorest inhabitants. One island with two nations, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, who are separated by their past and present – one is even working diligently to build another fence! One of the poorest countries in the world and one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean saw their relationship defined first by colonial narratives, and then by hatred, racism, colorism, fear, codependency, ignorance, denial of ancestral heritage, and a lot of plastic. 

This interdisciplinary dance project unites artists from both cultures to communicate through movement, sound, languages, and the bonds of common traditions.

The political and social situation on my home island inspired me to make this film.

However, I was not interested in pointing fingers, but in the artistic encounter between Dominican and Haitian dancers. It is a declaration of love to my beautiful native island.

A dance Film by Tatiana Mejía

Kiskeya is the ancient name of a tropical island that oscillates between a tourist paradise for bargain hunters and a prison for its poorest inhabitants. One island with two nations, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, who are separated by their past and present – one is even working diligently to build another fence! One of the poorest countries in the world and one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean saw their relationship defined first by colonial narratives, and then by hatred, racism, colorism, fear, codependency, ignorance, denial of ancestral heritage, and a lot of plastic. 

This interdisciplinary dance project unites artists from both cultures to communicate through movement, sound, languages, and the bonds of common traditions.

The political and social situation on my home island inspired me to make this film.

However, I was not interested in pointing fingers, but in the artistic encounter between Dominican and Haitian dancers. It is a declaration of love to my beautiful native island.

No magic  (Work in progress)

Performance and Choreography: Tatiana Mejía  / Outside eye: Ixchel Mendoza Hernández / Dramaturgy: Elisabeth Leopold
Supported by #takeheart Residence Theater Kampnagel Hamburg, Fond Darstellende Künste / Video trailer: Felix Schuster 

Daydreaming in echoes

 Artistic Direction Tatiana Mejia
Performance and choreography: Fanny Kulisch, Aischa Dawn Ibrahim & Tatiana Mejia /Dramaturgy: Zwoisy Mears- Clarke
Costume and Stage design: Linda Spörl & Vanessa Vadineanu / Light design: Asier Solana & Vanessa Vadineanu
Plataforma Berlin Festival 2019 / Dock 11 

Kreuzersonata

Performance: Jon Kiriac and Tatiana Mejia
Live Music: Aron Quartett
Festival Kammermusiktage Ahreenshoop 2018

Ga-gá

 Concept and performance: Tatiana Mejía / Music: Eugenio Garrido and Rafa Dujarric
Iberoamerican Festival Plataforma Berlin @ Dock 11 2016


 

TAU

Concept and performance: Tatiana Mejía / Music: Albert Mathias
@ Tanztage Berlin 2013, Sophiensaele