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Emerging Memory is a theatrical boat trip about the history of colonialism and slavery in Amsterdam which was performed from 22 june - 4 july 2019. The theme was Emerging Memory; what stories from history do we share, document or archive, by whom and from who's perspective? What do we rather forget? The audience is taken past historical sites whilst spoken word artists, dancers, musicians and visual artists bring history to the present. It's a quest for our shared heritage and encounter through stories.

Emerging Memory is a project by Jennifer Tosch (founder of Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam) & Katy Streek (theatremaker and programmer of Afrovibes Festival).


It was developed in collaboration with the artists/ performers: 

Mirte Hartland, Sjaan Flikweert & Jörgen Gario - Spoken word, music & performance

Zino Schat & Robert Thomas Villedieu / Fractal collective - choreography & dance

Buhlebezwe Siwani - installation, video & performance

Raul Balai - illustration & design of costumes

Alejandra Silva - costume design

Luna Wicks, Marieke Stam, Elena Fonseca Neves, Ilse van der Voorn - Performers

Gina Alina Patilea - Production

Amanda van der Meulen - Film & Editing

Emerging Memory is a collaboration between Amsterdam Roots, Afrovibes, Poetry Circle Nowhere and Black Heritage Tours. It is made possible with support by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam Heritage and Memory Studies & Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis.

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