Day: June 18, 2016

Amazing performance at Jack London Square in conjunction with Pro Arts

Jada  Imani and Victor Mavedzenge performed at Jack London Square, Oakland

 

The performance included poetry, physical movement, music by Jada Imani, a mini dance lesson and”Handwriting readings/analysis” (This performance questions the accessibility of information. By analyzing a participants handwriting, Victor will give a brief profile of the persons character, habits etc.)This performance also intends to blur the line between fact and fiction. Is a fact without a traceable source really a fact or just a coincidence?

Jada performing at Jack London Square with Victor Mavedzenge
Jada performing at Jack London Square with Victor MavedzengeJada Imani performed poetry, music and dance.

 

Jada Imani leading a small dance class at Jack London Square
Jada Imani leading a small dance class at Jack London Square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victor Mavedzenge performing at Jack London Square
Victor Mavedzenge performing at Jack London Square

” I was sincerely moved by the audience reaction to our performance work, it is a very touching thing when you bring an audience to tears. There is a beauty in seeing a stranger trust you enough to show their soft side. Our performance is about healing people, touching people, moving people and boundaries. I feel Jada and I did exactly that tonight (17 June 2017 at Jack London Square). Thanks once again to Pro Arts Gallery and Jack London Square for the fantastic opportunity”- Victor Mavedzenge

I looked love in the eye

I looked love in the eye and hoped to die

Upon words of rejection

I grew a lonesome infection

 

Each morning I awake to a lie

For I dream of you and in my arms you’d lie

Realization

It was just another dream

And my life a dream too

Couldn’t afford a scream

 

My tears

My companions

Down

They stream

 

For I gave my all-to a dream

Keeping nothing but a stifled scream

You can’t hear me

For you drifted away

Slipped away

I wish you would know

How I adored your stay

I looked love in the eye

And hoped to die

 

Ó Victor Mavedzenge 25/01/2004

 

Juvenile Heaven

Hot sun burning

Dust lingers in the mid morning sun

Patiently shaping the coming of the rain

Not much pain when the news was preached

Instead, a deep empty gap

Blues lingered in the air

Life is unfair

Thought I

Is there a juvenile heaven up in the sky?

 

Lonesome breezes washed away footprints

Where we used to play

Gently, the grass sways, come let’s play

It seems to say

Like you said, when the morning greeted us with nothing but play

Play Play

 

Is there a heaven for kids, I ask the grass?

For if there is none,

Where shall he be when I too walk the broken glass?

Is there

A juvenile heaven

 

 

Victor Mavedzenge 2003