Entrance - experimental journey


                                                                                          
ENTRANCE is an experimental journey, featuring a documentary-film, a photographic exhibition and a series of interactive and immersive screenings accompanied by live music and dance performances. It is an exploration of the poetical sound and movement vocabulary of the Afro-Brazilian tradition of Candomblè.

We are raising money to be able to travel to the state of Bahia, Brazil, film for a month and a half and to contribute to the communities that will allow us to film their intimate, cerimonial spaces.
As you may know, it is not easy for independent researchers and artists to work on projects outside mainstream circuits , but we share a strong bond derived by our commitment to rhythm and culture. ENTRANCE is our way to get together, express it and share it with the world.            
                                      

For this project we will travel to Bahia, Brazil, in January and February 2018, to film and compile a collection of photographs documenting the Afro-Brazilian religious practices known as Candomblé.
Candomblé is rooted in ancient practices of mostly the Yoruba, Fon, Ewe and Bantu tribal nations, peoples taken to Brazil during the period of trans-Atlantic slavery. Candomblé has adherents across all Brazil, but is most prevalent in the country's North-East and in particular the city of Salvador in the state of Bahia.

At Candomblé's heart is ritual, with its complex ryhthms, song and dance sequences taking place in its dedicated ceremonial spaces. It is here that initiates of the religion enter a trance state, transcending our material plane and becoming the vehicle for deities known as Orixas.


(All photos taken by Jon Hardeman
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonhardeman/albums/72157626803005024)
                                       

Camila Morgause (Brazil).
Born and raised in Bahia, Brazil, Camila is currently based in Brighton, UK. Camila works through videography, creating evocative works, beautifully expressing her experiences and perceptions. Her main goal is to connect with others, to build bridges, means by which people can hopefully understand their perceived differences and begin on a path of understanding. Camila has many years experience producing documentaries for Television and is also an initiate of the Candomblè religion. Through film she has spent many years documenting its ceremonies and the experiences of initiates.

Website: https://www.camilamorgause.com/

                                                  
Francesca Mariano (Italy).
Francesca's performative and ethnographic research on ritual movement focuses on dance as a symbolic dialogue with the unconscious. Her interests lie in the psychosomatic effects of repetition in movement and in how dance’s poetic language allows the body to become a vessel for inner strenght, self-discovery and evolution. Fascinated by the meditative practice of movement, her research aims to bridge embodied ancient wisdom with modern life challenges.

Writings and dance blog: http://mayaorchesis.tumblr.com/


Jon Hardeman(UK)
Jon has been one of those at the forefront of Afro-Brazilian percussion music performance and education in the UK for nearly thirty years. His involvement with the Candomblé religion goes back nearly twenty years, when in 1998 he first travelled to Salvador to begin studying its music, practices and philosophy.
For eight years Jon has been photographing the Candomblé religion, its rituals and day to day practices, as well daily life the city of Salvador. Jon also records and produces original music, drawing on elements of Afro-Brazilian religious and secular music. He has also produced experimental music for film.

Photographs:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonhardeman/albums/72157626803005024 
Music: https://soundcloud.com/jonhardeman7


                                                   

Help us making this project come to life!

Rewards for our donators:

First of all, OUR ETERNAL GRATITUDE.  

⋆ Pledge 10 £ or more:
- Updates along the way of "Entrance" project.
- Your name on the film credits (if allowed by you)

⋆ Pledge 50 £ or more:
- Digital copy of the film;
- Updates along the way of "Entrance" project.
- Your name on the film credits (if allowed by you) ⋆

⋆ Pledge 100 £ or more:
- A postcard with a photograph from our archive;
- Original printed copy of the film;
- Updates along the way of "Entrance" project.
- Your name on the film credits (if allowed by you)

⋆ Pledge 200 £ or more:
- Photograph album of carefully selected photos from our archive.
- Original printed copy of the film and soundtracks; - Updates along the "Entrance" project.
- Your name on the film credits (if allowed by you) .

⋆ Pledge 500 £ or more:
- Collection of photographs and poetry carefully selected from our archive.
- Original printed copy of the film and soundtracks; - Updates along the "Entrance" project.
- Your name (if allowed by you) or the name of your company as the official film sponsors.

Donations ()

  • Dario Campo 
    • £10 
    • 26 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £50 
    • 26 mos
  • Ceza Da Luz 
    • £10 
    • 27 mos
  • George Berry 
    • £10 
    • 28 mos
  • Laura Vivas 
    • £5 
    • 28 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Francesca Mariano 
Organizer
Camila Garcia-Bennett 
Beneficiary
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