DICE Conference + Festival - Point of No Return

  • DICE: POINT OF NO RETURN returns from Oct 26-31 2020 with a limited-capacity in-person format and an accompanying digital programme. With live performances by Aerea Negrot, Alexandra Cárdenas, Anthony Hüseyin, Catu Diosis, Juba, Laurel Halo, Lotic, Madanii & Llucid, Rosaceae, Slim Soledad, Waqwaq Kingdom (Kiki Hitomi and DJ Scotch Egg) DICE | Point of No Return will take place in person and online from 26-31 October and will consist of concerts, workshops, seminars, panels, and performances. The theme of the 2020 edition of DICE Conference + Festival is Point Of No Return. The live performances will take place on 30 + 31 October at the majestic Taborkirche with a limited capacity and socially distanced audience and will feature an international lineup of artists based in Germany including Berlin’s high energy experimental dance and R&B producer Lotic, transnational bass music duo Waqwaq Kingdom consisting of Kiki Hitomi and DJ Scotch Egg; Bogotá-born composer Alexandra Cárdenas with a live coding performance; electronic composer-performer Aérea Negrot combining technoid grooves, operatic vocals and abstracted pop, the Berlin duo Madanii & Llucid mixing pop melodies with elements of Iranian folk music, São Paulo artist Slim Soledad with their movement based poetic performance “Martyrium”, Kampala DJ and Nyege Nyege resident Catu Diosis merging afro-bass and Dancehall, Hamburg-based artist Leyla Yenirce aka Rosaceae translating motifs of resistance and hauntology into sound art, singer Anthony Hüseyin with an electro-acoustic performance bridging performance art, pop, and drawing inspiration from the church space, Cashmere radio host, DJ and documentary director Juba, who mixes club music styles from gqom to kuduro and highlife, and Laurel Halo with a rich ambient soundscape performance. DICE conference runs on the 26 online, and 27 & 28 October in person at the Kiezkapelle in Berlin-Neukölln with workshops, talks and panels including Body Movement for Confidence, Money, Power & Appropriation in the Burlesque Scene, a Queer Ear Mastering Workshop, Field Recording & Production Workshop, a Pop-Up Library Hour with Mortville Public Library, an interactive Queer Neighbourhood Walking Tour, Amnesia as a Cultural Privilege; the Legacy of Berlin DIY Spaces for Resistance and Social Movements: venues, music spaces & gentrification; Building Online Communities; an action group to discuss launch initiatives for the newly formed Intersectional Association for Racial Equity in the Music Industry (IAREMI), and more. About Point Of No Return Far before the new global reality of COVID-19, musicians, artists, and their corresponding communities faced widespread precarity, inequality and discrimination. Beyond the Point Of No Return the future is uncertain, and there is a necessity for new and more equitable structures, safety-nets, and expanded access. Our programme consists of workshops, seminars, panels, and performances which will address the following questions: Who needs support? Which communities are disproportionately disadvantaged by a crisis? How do we make sure there are music spaces to come back to? Our festival will be spread out over a week, to allow time and space for audiences to experience our programme in spite of restrictions. All in-person gatherings will abide by necessary health and safety measures. More information about our digital programming will be published shortly. Tickets and Donations: You can purchase early-bird tickets for our limited capacity in-person events and digital programme on Universe. There are only 50 in-person tickets available per time slot for the conference and festival. Our digital supporter tickets remain available on a pay-what-you-want basis. We operate with a fully freelance team of artists and organisers whose creative energy is essential to this project. Many of our team members and the artists we work with are in situations of precarity and our goal is to continue to support them as normal. You can contribute here: universe.com/dice2020 Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media for the most recent updates on this year’s festival format, lineup, and further information.
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