VisionDuqLav Dance is transgressing, mixing, playing, challenging and celebrating culture and identity. Creating a common ground to connect those differences that are inherent in us. Connecting transnational research, creation, performance, artist-engagement & teaching.
DuqLav Dance is an international dance performance company by Dasha Lavrennikov & Manon Siv Duquesnay. The duo collaboration started in 2017, working between public spaces, local communities and artistic residencies - the streets and studios - in Brazil, Spain, Russia & Denmark. Researching the zones of confluences between art, ritual and society. Their work emerges from a cross-pollination of artistic languages, which has created the possibility for art that transitions between a multiplicity of formats; laboratory, installation, site-specific, interactive and participatory, performance lecture, workshop, dance performance & video dance.
We turn towards the unconsciousnesses that protest. We seek allies. We are in need of allies. And we have the impression that these allies already exist, that they are not waiting for us, that there are already many people that are fed up, who think, feel and work in similar directions.
...This is my home this thin edge of barbwire. But the skin of the earth is seamless. The sea cannot be fenced, el mar does not stop at the borders. To show the white man what she thought of his arrogance, Yemayá blew that wire fence down. This land was Mexican once, was Indian always and is. And will be again. Yo soy un puente tendido del mundo gabacho al del mojado, lo pasado me estira pa'trás y lo presente pa’delante...
Having a queer political identity – ‘one that slips in and out of the white, the Catholic, the Russian, the Danish, the French, the Catalan, the Brazilian, the indigenous, the instincts... It is a path of knowledge – one of knowing (and of learning)... It is a way of balancing, of mitigating duality. Living between worlds, crossing (out) taxonomic differences, tunnelling through boundaries (which is not a bloodless but a necessary revolutionary political action)… The material multiplicity of self, the way it is diffracted across space, time, realties, imaginaries... Boundaries don’t hold; times, places, beings bleed through one another…