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shaman poetiX

With Maque Pereyra
Yoggaton Workshop co-curated by Verena Melgarejo Weinandt

12.12.2020 - 11am to 2:30 pm [online]

The workshop is free, but registration is necessary. Limited capacity: first come first served!
Please register by writing an email to feministmagiX_ Prior to the session all participants will receive a link to the online conference tool, as well as reading material for preparation. 

source: Maria Fernanda Sandoval

Yoggaton is yoga & reggaeton. Spiritual and pleasure activism and intense perreo. To decolonize bodies ​and to challenge binaries. These opposing assumptions are more connected than what they seem. 
Yoggaton is a movement practice that works at physical, emotional, mental, spiritual & decolonial levels. ​In the workshop we will go through the practice of Yoggaton and it's multilayered aspects and inputs. ​Practical and theoretical materials on decolonial strategies, intersectional feminism, spirituality and ​perreo as empowerment tools will be shared. 
The aim of this workshop is to deepen the understanding of embodied knowledge and the empowerment it brings with. The importance of the body as a container of wisdom has been systematically relegated by Western standards of knowledge. We are going to link theoretical knowledge that precisely comes from authors who work with and from the body to awaken the wisdom of our own bodies by emphasizing the intersectionalities that compose those theories in regards to the particularities of the group and the individuals. Meditation and perreo for empowerment!" - Maque Pereyra

Maque Pereyra (Bolivia, 1987) is a Berlin-based artist, performer, djane, dancer and spiritual activist. In 2018 she graduated from the SoDA program at the UdK-HZT. A DAAD scholarship in the field of performing arts was granted to her from 2016 to 2018. In her home country Bolivia she received a BA degree in psychology in 2014. Her work has been shown at various international festivals and stages including region(es), New York (2019), WHOLE. United Queer Festival, Ferropolis (2018). She was awarded the art prize Premio Plurinacional Eduardo Abaroa twice, in 2013 and 2014. She is currently working on the dissemination of the practice of Yoggaton - a movement practice she developed.  Maque Pereyra is the District Studio and Research Fellow 2019/2020. 

In the context of Feminist MagiX. Dekoloniale Einlets/Decolonial Inlets curated by Katrin Köppert with MELT, Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Juana Awad and Verena Melgarejo Weinandt.

The event series Feminist MagiX. Decolonial Inlets accompanies the exhibition Disturbance: witch at the Center for Contemporary Art (ZAK) in the Zitadelle Spandau Berlin, curated by Alba D'Urbano and Olga Vostretsova (10.09.2020 to 31.12.2020) Starting out from the witch motif, which is the subject of artistic negotiations in the exhibition, the series of events explores queer-feminist politics and practices of enchantment, which are currently virulent in the context of popular cultural and feuilletonist discourses. In the context of these discourses, references to syncretistic forms of religiosity and spirituality that are connected to decolonial epistemologies of healing are condensed. In addition, references to mythologies and poetologies of the supernatural can be recognized in the context of indigenous struggles against extractivist colonial capitalist regimes. Ritual practices and magic are important points of reference for decolonial approaches to critically question Western knowledge regimes and exercise epistemic disobedience. The speculative and fabulative is also central within Afrofuturism. New concepts and forms of the political come to the fore: Music, dance and performance form decisive bridges to shape the world and determine politics. It is thus a matter of re-introducing the world with the means of art and culture.

Funded by
Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

In cooperation with
Academy for Transcultural Exchange, Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig
Büro für kulturelle Übersetzungen
District Berlin
Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy in the Heinrich Böll Foundation 
Research Training Group „Knowledge in the Arts”, Berlin University of the Arts

Contact us: 
Katrin Köppert: koeppert_
Juana Awad: j.awad_