Theatre / Performance - Wed 22 May 2024
WORM Rotterdam
UBIK Space
Start → 17:00
End → 18:00

O. Festival x WORM present a musical docu-reconstruction about a forgotten Curaçaoan rebel
Sean Hauser (NL)

O. Lab: Bula Waya is a musical-docu reconstruction in which Sean Hauser charts the radical life of his great-grandfather Medardo de Marchena. A forgotten rebel lone wolf in the 1920s and 1930s who fought for the emancipation of the Afro-Curaçao people. In search of the relevance of his work for the present. During O. Sean, together with percussionist Denzil Tromp, will show a first experiment within O. Lab. to look ahead with you.

Research question: What role can the Tambú play in sharing the story of my great-grandfather Medardo de Marchena, who waged his anti-colonial battle in Curaçao in the 1920s and 1930s?

‘As a Curaçaoan, I feel it is my duty to do everything within my reach for this island, my beloved homeland. With this sacred goal in mind, with this ardent desire, I make use of my pen to bundle all my ideas / to melt them together in the crucible of idealism and then pour them into the desired form of Fatherland Love’.
– Ignorancia o Educando un pueblo (1929), Medardo de Marchena

About O. Lab
O. Lab offers the audience a peak into the theatre makers’ rehearsal rooms. Something that is normally reserved for the select few… Artists will share their research questions. As the visitor, you are invited to watch and express your valuable opinions about prototypes and works in progress. O. Lab in WORM is one big creative space and you will be sitting in the front row as the processes unfold!

Duration 40min
Tickets €10 // Day tickets €35
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