Silence in Dance

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Silence in Dance, 5minutes. Video still 2016 Courtesy of The East African Regional Exchange residency program, Alle school of Fine Arts and Design Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and The British Council

Festivities, charity and couples walking in concert. Chuckles of bulldozers that walk the streets fill the air as dust and skyscrapers rise into the sky… This is the Addis you can see. The one we can all talk about.

Silence drifts in when conversations on sex and sexual abuse are incited. A silence that blankets any pain an incident such as this might cause. A thin line between Pain and pleasure. How many more will assume this position of “power” and bask under silence as pain is embedded in the lives of another?

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