Don’t Hit Mama >> Living Archive

Don’t Hit Mama >> Living Archive

Under the term Living Archive, Nita Liem and Bart Deuss – the artistic directors of dance theater Don’t Hit Mama (2000 – 2021) – continue their work. Such as with the performance Asian Celebration, in which Nita and Bart examine their personal colonial route, in order to gain insight into post-colonial Holland.

Encounters in 2023, with colleagues from the (pre) Don’t Hit Mama era (1992 – 2021), led to Living Archive: a shared space, from which Nita and Bart develop activities. A working through of almost thirty years of dance theater, based on African-American and hip-hop sources.

This is where Living Archive can be followed. Here also information on how the physical remains of Don’t Hit Mama’s work are being disposed of. Outside Living Archive Nita and Bart do their own work. They can be reached through the usual channels. Until more.

Foto Jean van Lingen

Nita en Bart, Asian Celebration, foto Rui Jun Luong