CABULA6, voted company of the year 2009 in Ballettanz Magazine and awarded Outstanding Artist of 2010 by bm:ukk, is an internationally acclaimed Performance and Film company led by Artistic co-Directors, Claudia Heu and Jeremy Xido. We have presented work around Europe, the United States, Africa, Asia, and South America. Our work overwhelmingly focuses on the border between reality and fiction and the uneasy dialogue between a person’s private sense of identity and its dynamic reception in a broader social context. We search out non-traditional performance spaces that make it possible to walk this line between what is “real” and what is constructed and which can bring audience members face to face with their assumptions and expectations about who they are. Our work ranges from stage pieces, to site-speci!c works, to films, to projects of social intervention. We are dedicated to principles of delight, humor, investigation and jolts of adrenalin. We love to play.

During their Swing Space residency, CABULA6 will develop The Angola Project, a multi-media performance lecture trilogy about travel, storytelling, the complexities of history and shifting notions of home. Part I, Lisbon – concerned with how we force fragments of experience into a rickety whole Part II, Angola – concerned with how history is constantly altered in order to be sold Part III, XIN – Heart of Hearts – concerned with the idea of origins. The final performance in the Trilogy, XIN – Heart of Hearts, searches for beginning points buried beneath the vast history of activities that make up the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and why we are here.

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