Escarleth Romo Pozo
New Sh*t Vol. 7

Guest curator Escarleth Romo Pozo has created a progressive program of choreographers she believes to be the artists of tomorrow! We give you two performances, one night only by Marga Alfeirão and Sall Lam Toro.

Escarleth Romo Pozo about the program for New Shit Vol. 7:
“This curation is contemplating around desire and inter-relations as a vibrating force that helps us discover our positionality; how we understand and engage with the world, which in turn affects how we meet, respond and connect to others through ourselves. With this in heart, I have invited two beautiful and innovative works to be experienced that offer us space to sense, dream & connect.”


20:00 – 20:45 LOUNGE by Marga Alfeirão with Mariana Benenge, Myriam Lucas and Shaka Lion

20:45 – 21:10 Intermission

21:15 – 21:40 OBSIDIAN DREAM LOVE LETTERS af Sall Lam Toro

21:40 – 22:00 TALK: Rest, Erotics & Ruptures with curator Escarleth Romo Pozo and artists from the program

22:00 – 23:30 DJ Shaka Lion playing in the foyer

LOUNGE by Marga Alfeirão with Mariana Benenge, Myriam Lucas and Shaka Lion

The word Lounge is both a verb and a noun: an action of sitting or lying in a relaxed way or a public room where people may relax. This dual nature of resting is at the heart of this duet for two female-identifying bodies. Together they move through states of active and passive rest, using each other’s presence to go deeper into themselves and the vibe. Permeating the piece is the notion of the invisible lap dance, consisting of small, nearly imperceptible dances that use the gaze to blur the borders between the giver and receiver. By relying on erotics and building togetherness, Lounge taps into the comfort of rest as an active claim of womanhood.

Marga Alfeirão (Portugal) uses dance and performance to carve spaces for the exploration of intimacy and sexuality. Heavily influenced by dance genres and sound textures from the African diaspora disseminated through Lisbon’s social tissue, she attempts an active claim of womanhood, making room for lesbian sensualities. In 2023 she premiered LOUNGE at TanzTage, a lap dance duet. Last year with Camila Malenchini, they premiered Wet Eyez, a work on emotional bodies and fantasy. She performs for Tamara Alegre. She is active in the Portuguese Ballroom scene as a founding member of the Casa das Musas. In Berlin, she started COYOTE PRETTY UGLY, an act to entertain the lesbian queer evenings of the city. Graduating from HZT’s BA in dance and choreography in Berlin (2017-21), she initiated Lapdances to Ringtones and Lullabies, research on erotics and rest. Together with her collaborator Camila Malenchini, they are developing a new work on horror, paralysis, womanhood, and myth to premiere in 2024.


The multimedia live performance installation piece unfolds an everyday performative practice of black queer erotic consciousness through rituals, phantasmagoria, and archiving as embodied care practices. 

Two sculptures of obsidian raw stone companions ignite an autoerotic desire and contemplation. The sculptures are further combined with animated objects and poetic visuals on film regarding ghostly presences, rebirths of self, and caring bodily interviews conducted in Dakar, Senegal. The performers draw symbols in their movements repeatedly, backwards, attempting to trigger echoes of remembrance, active mourning and (re)birth within atemporal, multidimensional timelines. The work schemes connections between altered forms of fugitivity, the shapeshifter body, and nature enacting spaces in which “separability becomes dissolved” (Da Silva, Denise) in non-linear time. Imagination is called upon as a love gesture guiding us into remembrance.

Sall Lam Toro (Portugal) is an antidisciplinary multimedia performance artist based in Copenhagen, working with the mediums of performance, dance, sound, textual and visual art. Their work relates to producing and claiming the erotic as a way into decolonizing bodies while finding strategies to create more accessibility to multiple universes of the sensual.

Guest curator Escarleth Romo Pozo

Escarleth Romo Pozo is a performer and maker. She was born in Managua, Nicaragua and has been living and working in Sweden, The UK, Belgium, Switzerland and currently Denmark. She has been freelancing across Europe for this last decade and is currently attentive to how the social world could be engaged in processes of de-and re-contextualizing the world that we inhabit and that inhabits us, not believing and remaining in already existing essentialisms. Requiring imagination which bears with the unknown and takes our relational interdependency into account. A speculative attitude and pleasure in engaging in that which we still not know of. Unravel the invisible forces that bring us together or make us fall apart.

About the platform New Sh*t
Since New Sh*t was launched in 2020 the popular platform has been happening twice yearly.

With the recurring format New Sh*t, Dansehallerne checks in with what’s new in the choreographic landscape in Denmark. For each edition of New Sh*t, a younger guest curator is invited. We launch the artists in the program of New Shit Vol. 7 in the second week of August.

New Sh*t Vol. 7 is part of the program Dansehallerne x Betty and is presented in collaboration between Dansehallerne and Betty Nansen Teatret.


Escarleth Romo Pozo


New Sh*t Vol. 7




29.8.2023, 20:00


3 hours


Edison-scenen, Edisonsvej 10, 1856 Frederiksberg


CREDITS LOUNGE / Concept: Marga Alfeirão / Choreography, dance, performance: Marga Alfeirão, Myriam Lucas, Mariana Benengue / Choreography: Myriam Lucas, Cajsa Godée / Scenography: Yoav Admoni / Music editing and mixing: Shaka Lion / Costume design: Nani Bazar / Light design: Thais Nepomuceno Veiga / Dramaturgical support: Jette Büchsenschütz / Production support and diffusion: neon lobster / Giulia Messia and Katharina Wallisch / Photos: ©Mayra Wallraf / Duration: 45 min. / Thanks to: Francisca Spuzi and Fundacão Calouste Gulbenkian / A production by Marga Alfeirão in co-production with SOPHIENSÆL // CREDITS OBSIDIAN DREAM LOVE LETTERS / Creation, co-choreography, artistic direction, sculpture work, performance: Sall Lam Toro / Script writing, performance, co-choreography, assistance: Suzie the Cockroach / Animation, original soundtrack composition and production, assistance: Warren Jones / Videography, pov, narrative: Keiria Hissabu / Light and visuals design: Will Zawistowski / Costume design: Serena Coelho / 3D animation and promotion visuals: Janice Prempeh

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