Natalia (Nika) Sorzano

Journalistic and forensic performative ritual about the history of Coca and how it passed from being a green, sacred, medicinal plant into a whitewashed, capitalist, toxic product: cocaine. The project borrows strategies from journalism, spiritism, narco-culture, alchemy and activism to construct a dystopian laboratory. Here the politics of death behind what we call the Coca-Cocaine-Cola complex are revealed as the continuation of a neo-colonial order in place. In OMNI TOXICA the coca plant machiavellizes its own court case while shedding light on the incoherent gap between justice and legality, between wellness and toxicity that overshadows this whole multibillion-dollar industry. 
Collaborators: Paula Chaves Bonilla and Thais Di Marco
I contributed to this collaborative work with the scenography. 

This work has been shown in:

Productiehuis Rotterdam Theater, 2019
Veem, House for performance, Amsterdam, 2019
Het Hem, Amsterdam, 2021


Concept & Artistic Direction - Paula Chaves Bonilla
Choreography - Thais Di Marco & Paula Chaves Bonilla 
Performance - Nadia Bekkers, Karina Villafan & Paula Chaves Bonilla 
Visual Artist / Scenographer - Natalia Sorzano
Sound Artist - Nadia Bekkers
Dramaturgy / Artistic Advice -  Rodrigo Batista
Research - Natalia Chaves López & Paula Chaves Bonilla
Light Design & Technical Support -  Dana Claasen
Produced by - Veem House for Performance & Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam

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