Head Peace is the hip-hop star Niki "Awandee" Tsappo's first pure stage work, here she immerses herself in the art form dance that she loves. With the foundation in hip hop, we are brought into an Afro-futuristic universe. Through dancing conversations, the audience is welcomed into a meditative headspace where their own search for peace is at the center. Here we listen to the part of ourselves that always knows and let it lead our way. In a dreamy and intimate life where the calm swims, the grooves sway and the rhythms roll, we get space to land and rest our thoughts for a while. The boundary between the inner and outer world is becoming increasingly blurred, movement is language and dance is free.
What do we choose to put out in the outer space and what do we choose to keep?
On stage we see Kelly Bigirindavyi and Claudio "Comics" Fernandes, two internationally established freestyle dancers with a strong personal expression. Through the dance, they take us into their heads to the world of thoughts. The music for the performance is written by the composer Ayesha Quraishi.
Niki Tsappos has traveled the world with his dance. In 2010, she was part of the first female duo in the world to win the world's largest street dance competition Juste Debout in Paris. It was captured in the popular documentary Martha & Niki, which was praised with two Golden Bugs. Together with the dancer Andreas Sanchez, she has founded the dance collective Cipha 64, which represents some of the foremost in the streedance styles hip hop and house in Sweden.
Claudio "Comics" Fernandes
Choreography: Niki "Awandee" Tsappos
Composition: Ayesha Quraishi
Scenography/lighting design: Angela X
Costume design: Ellen X Elias
Assistant Director/Repeater: Andreas Sanchez
60 minutes without a break
Riksteatern in collaboration with Niki Tsappos and Cipha64. A production of Riksteatern
A guest performance from Luleå Riksteaterförening, in collaboration with Riksteatern Norrbotten.