Im Rahmen von GLOBALIZE:COLOGNE hat MOUVOIR das Gück, die ungewöhnlichen Tanzkünstler Kunja Dance aus Nairobi auf der Kölner Plattform zu präsentieren:

1.  Das Theaterstück URBANITE – KUNJA DANCE THEATRE (Nairobi/Kenia) und
2. Ein Workshop für professionelle Tänzer: Contemporary African Dance/Afrofusion mit James Mweu/Kepha Oiro vom Kunja Dance Theatre (Nairobi/Kenya).

Beides vom 25.-28. Mai in Köln.

1. URBANITE – KUNJA DANCE THEATRE (Nairobi/Kenia)

Das afrikanische Duo überrascht durch eine präzise und eine explosive Körpersprache, die zwischen tänzerischer Avantgarde und afrikanischer Tanztradition jongliert. Ihr Stück „Urbanité“ setzt sich auf stimmungsvolle und poetische Weise mit der Problematik von Binnenmigranten auseinander.

Choreografie: James Mweu | Tänzer: Kepha Oiro
25. – 26.05.09, 20.00 Uhr (14,00 €/9,00 €) /
Alte Feuerwache, Melchiorstr. 3

2. Workshop – Contemporary African Dance/Afrofusion
James Mweu/Kepha Oiro – Kunja Dance Theatre (Nairobi/Kenya)
For professional dancers

Date: 26.-28 may 09.//11.00-14.00 Uhr
Location: Kölner Tanzresidenz, Cologne Dance Center (Venloer Str. 41)
Costs: € 50,-
Organiser: MOUVOIR/Stephanie Thiersch
Registration possible at: info@mouvoir.de (or: 0221- 4694519)

Content of the workshop:
A structure of technical class half of the session, while the remaning half for composition where the choreographers will share their singular approach of creating choreographic material. Class and composition content is based on the style of their work: Afro fusion and improvisation with specific tools of contemporary African Dance.

Afrofusion Style: we will look at movements in the technique class in following stages:
1.body segmentation with rhythm
2.body segmentation with space and other bodies
3.body segmentation with improvisation tools
4.composition based on these engagements

James Mweu is Director of Nairobi-based Kunja Dance Theatre. Trained originally as a sculptor, James Mweu is one of the young generation of new Kenyan choreographers and dancers, who work with Kenya’s influential dance artist Opiyo Okach and his company Gàara projects. James Mweu performed in Opiyo Okach’s seminal production Shift: Centre, with which he toured worldwide, inc. South Africa, France, Germany, Italy, and Brazil. In 2004 he started his own company Kunja Dance Theatre, building up a repertoire of his own works. His 2005 duet Urbanite was shortlisted for the prestigious biennial pan-African dance competition Danse l’Afrique Danse in 2008. In autumn 2008 James created a piece with Saju Hari of Akram Khan company in London.

Weitere Infos unter: www.mouvoir.de oder www.globalizecologne.de

Tickets&Infos: 0221/985 45 30 or info@freihandelszone.org
Registration&Infos for the workshop: info@mouvoir.de or 0221/469 45 19
Lesereinsendung von Jessica.

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