Join choreographer and performer Andrea Williams on a journey of self-discovery and reconnection as she tells you the story of her people – of rebuilding identity when that identity has been lost.
“You can only know who you are if you know where you came from.”
Irish-Cape Verdean artist Andrea Williams tells the story of how her people built a renewed sense of self through art – poets, musicians, dancers, writers, painters piecing together a national identity that was lost over centuries – and redefining the Mandingas as an act of reverence, pride, and homage to lost identities.
Andrea Williams is a dancer and multi-disciplinary artist based in Cork. Her recent work includes Hive City Legacy at Dublin Fringe Festival, EPG (Exploitation, Power, Greed) with Olympio, and Dubh for FeliSpeaks. She has also worked with artists such as Ed Sheeran, Denise Chaila, Tolu Makay, Burnaboy, Jafaris and Loah. As a youth worker Andrea works with teens living in Direct Provision, with LGBTQ teens, as well as with Kabin Studio and Music Generation.
Created by Andrea Williams
Performers Andrea Williams, Walé Adebusuyi, Junia Van Belle, Denis Ryan
Dramaturgical Consultant Katrina Foley
Producer Naomi Daly