Keti Koti Monologues

STET The English Theatre
English Spoken
vr 1 jul 20:30 - 22:30
vr 1 jul
20:30 - 22:30
  • vr 1 jul
    20:30 - 22:30
    Theater PePijn
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Keti Koti is a celebration of the day that slavery ended in Surinam (July 1, 1863). To commemorate the abolition of slavery in areas colonised by the Netherlands, STET is organising the Keti Koti Monologues, a programme of short performances that reflect on the practices of slavery and its legacy.

There will be three solo performances -spoken word by Daniëlle Zawadi, physical performance by Ritzah State, monologue by Rosa Weekers- and Marisa Monsanto who will elaborate more on the consequences of slavery. 

Ritzah Statia – Kibra Silensio
How does the new young Caribbean generation deal with difficult and traumatic experiences? What are the ‘confidential files’ they keep in their brains? Why do they suppress certain experiences? 

Growing up in a community that sometimes has a ‘because I say so’ and ‘suck it up’ mentality. What is the effect of this later in life? Kibra Silensio (‘break the silence’) is a theatrical and musical quest by choreographer Ritzah Statia for the experiences of Caribbean youngsters.

Daniëlle Zawadi 
“I want share a story that is about ‘the result of’. To be the result of a second generation child. The unspoken sacrifices of the war in DR Congo. And how Keti Koti is a past but also a future, from my perspective” 

Daniëlle Zawadi writes prose and performs with spoken word. Her stories are mostly about what it means to be young in the Netherlands as someone of the second generation: born in the Democratic Republic of Congo but raised in the Netherlands. Zawadi addresses topics about her bi-cultural background, friendship and aging. 

Rosa Weekers
The physical form of transatlantic slavery is over. We celebrate that at Keti Koti. The chains are broken. Rosa explores the mental aspects of slavery that are consciously, as well as unconsciously, still present today. She examines whether the slavery of that time has really been completely broken or whether there are still remnants of it being passed on from generation to generation.

Rosa Weekers is an actress and theater maker of Surinamese and Dutch descent. She grew up in both countries, Surinam and the Netherlands. This bi-cultural upbringing aroused interest in the stories of people that set them apart, but often also bring them together.

Marisa Monsanto
Marisa Monsanto is chair of the Foundation Theater voor Keti Koti, founded in 2021, which aims to bring theatres and companies together on the awareness day of Keti Koti on July 1st. She's engaged in arts and culture, as process manager for a four-year museum project, as chair of advisory committees for the MondriaanFund, and as a member of the Opera Monitoring Committee for the Raad voor Cultuur (the national cultural advisory board). 

The will be a Dutch sign language intrepreter during this performance.