Our bodies know – (dis)abled or not – there’s a presence of the past in our bodies with hope to heal the future.
Dikgaruru (disrupting the unrest) is a meditative, personal reflection. Using narrative elements from visions, dreams and historical rituals, the performer Calvin Ratladi explores aspects of life with and within a body considered to be disabled. The piece perceives the body as a political issue that needs to be resolved.
The Fifth time was night. I always imagine the others floating on burning buildings. Shocked, Electrified. She was hungry when she had them. Now they are searching for the next time they’ll be born.