I Shifting Realities: Transcontinental choreographic exchange 2015 - 2017
Shifting Realities was a project that aims at an encounter and an exchange between 14 promising young choreographers from different African countries and Germany. For two years selected artist were accompanied by outstanding personalities of the international dance scene on their way to develop new works. The experienced artists Germaine Acogny, Panaibra Canda, Taoufiq Izeddiou, Robyn Orlin and Stephanie Thiersch, who see themselves as mediators between Africa and Europe, were substantially involved in choosing the participating choreographers. The partner institutions who initiated Shifting Realities following Dance Dialogues Africa (DDA) were the Senegalese École des Sables Toubab Dialaw, Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts Dresden and the project leader, tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf. Laboratory, research and production formats allowed an extensive artistic exchange, which started with a two-week course at the École des Sables in Senegal headed by Patrick Acogny in November 2015. There has been further research meetings in Düsseldorf and Dresden, and in February and March 2017 the developed creations has been premiered as part of a festival in Germany and Morocco.
Participating artists: Avatâra Ayuso, Felix Bürkle, Jason Jacobs, Souleymane Ladji Koné, Fang Yun Lo, Félécité Mballa Manga, Katia Manjate, Fouad Nafali, Momar Ndiaye, Sonia Radebe, Tian Rotteveel, Israël Sunday, Reut Shemesh and Anna Till.
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14.07. – 12.08.2016 Labs in Düsseldorf, Dresden and Toubab.
02. – 12.02.2017 Festival in tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, in HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden as well as 07. – 12.03.2017 in Marrakech.
Project leader: Stefan Schwarz, tanzhaus nrw; Project organisation: Mara Nedelcu, tanzhaus nrw.
Shifting Realities is a project of tanzhaus nrw (leading partner), École des Sables Toubab Dialaw, Senegal, and HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden. Associated partner: Festival On Marche in Marrakesh. www.jantbi.org // www.hellerau.org // www.tanzhaus-nrw.de
Shifting Realities was funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. www.kulturstiftung-des-Bundes.de.
The project activities 2017 were supported by the Koproduktionsfonds des Goethe-Institut.