Yusimi Moya Rodriguez, former dancer of the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba, is presenting various Yoruba dances for Orishas at the Susanne Wenger Foundation in the city of Krems, Austria.
The dances include the Orisha Elegba, Ogun, Oshosi, Yemaya, Oshun, Oya, Shango and Obatala.
The artspace is dedicated to the memory of Austrian artist Susanne Wenger, Adunni Olorisha, and her artwork. Wenger moved to Oshogbo, Nigeria, in the 1950, founded the New Sacred Arts movement and is responsible for the preservation of the sacred grove for the Orisha Oshun.
Yusimi Moya Rodriguez is accompanied by Christian Martinek, who plays the three Cuban Batá-drums and is singing in Lukumí, the Cuban version of sacred Yoruba texts. The dance presentation was combined with a theoretical lecture about the different qualities of the Orisha, the Yoruba deities.
Thanks to Manfred Wagner for Recording and Martha and Wolfgang Denk from the Susanne Wenger Foundation for the invitation.
More information on these dances on www.cubancontemporary.com and information about the visual artwork on www.susannewengerfoundation.at
Iba orisha, ore yeye oshun ooo!