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08 april 2021 | Nieuws

The Piket Art Prizes in times of corona (53): Kinda Gozo

Theatre makers, actors, visual artists, and dancers are much affected by government measures to keep the corona virus under control. What is the impact of these measures on the young (former) nominees and winners of the Piket Art Prizes? Part 53: Kinda Gozo, 2018 winner in the Dance category.

Problematic, but beneficial too

In 2019 Kinda Gozo joined Compagnie Linga in Pully, Switzerland, where she was immediately immersed in their new production WALLS. She was also keen to further explore her own choreographic talents. But of course Covid-19 also put the Swiss company’s projects on hold. Almost all of the planned programme for 2020 was cancelled. However, Kinda is able to take a balanced viewpoint. “For me, the whole situation has been as beneficial as it was problematic,” she says. “Although I have been without work for a whole year, I was able to spend these empty months with my partner who lives in Martinique. I had time to take good care of myself and to take a step back and quietly consider the future.”

A positive outlook

Kinda rejoined Linga in January of this year and is now taking part in rehearsals for a new production, titled Cosmos, which will be premiered at the Octogone, Théâtre de Pully, on 24 April 24, 2021. “I like to look at the future in a positive way,” Kinda says. During the lockdown period, an idea that had been at the back of her mind for some time has really taken shape. “I left it in the corner for a while, because I find it hard to focus on two projects at the same time. It’s a solo which will be titled Lune ou l’autre.” The title could be translated The one or the other, but it is also a pun on the French word for ‘moon’ (lune). “This solo aims to put into colour the impact of the lunar cycle as I see it,” Kinda explains. As far as she is concerned, there is much to look forward to.