An original idea of Kinitiras Artistic Network for Performing Arts and a collaboration with the Goethe-InstitutAthen,the French Institute of Greece, the Flux Laboratory Athens, realized with the support of the Franco-German Cultural Fund.
Part of the residency is realized with the kind support of J.F.Costopoulos Foundation and the French Institute of Bukavu (DR Congo).
Wherever you are on Friday 18/12, 2-5 p.m.(UTC+2) we will come to you, to watch together the works in progress created by our artists in Athens (Greece), Berlin (Germany), London (United Kingdom), Bukavu (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Paris (France). Blaise, Emilie, Marilena and Patricia will be joining us! The webcast will be available on Kinitiras website.
Concept, Choreography and Performance: Blaise Mangitukulu
Poet/Writer/Collaborator Artist: Thierry Nkinzo Le Juif
Singer/Percussionist: Ciza Ntamushigo Joseph
Co-director/ Danser: Darel Longundu
Concept, Choreography and Performance: Patricia Woltmann
Camera and editing: Karl Ingar Røys
Choreographic Assistance: Maja Zimmerer
Creator, Director, Choreographer: Marilena Sitaropoulou
Assistant Choreographer: Korina Kokkali
Cinematography, Editing, Stills: Christos Symeonides
Dancers: Jessica Onyinyechi Anosike and Korina Kokkali
Music: Calum Perrin
concept and performer: Emilie VAUDOU
videographer: Rosalie LUST
artistic collaborator: Louis SÉ
translation: Georgia ZACHOU and Panagiotis TRIPOLITSIOTIS
With the exceptional participation of: Cédric DJEDJE
and: The cows from Honfleur (France), The bull from The National Park Penēda-Gerês (Portugal)
Dance is everywhere and dancing never stops. Dance, because we are reborn!
Get ready for a series of international Community Dance events by dance artists responding to the challenges of today using their creative power. Blaise Mangitukulu from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Emilie Vaudou from France, Marilena Sitaropoulou from Greece and Patricia Woltmann from Germany work in the flesh, remotely and online to create workshops and works in progress that express and enrich the community. .
The workshop will bring together the dancers on the theme of expressing hope despite the difficulties encountered in life; despite the cruelties our mothers, our sisters and we ourselves face every day; it will be about making the dancers understand their place in this martyred society; what should be their reaction; what is their mission … what must be their coded language as an African artist dancer; it will be about making them understand what they are dancing and also the most effective way to get the message across to the community, body language.
We are going to create a ball/a feast together from a distance. Each of us will be alone at home and should be well dressed as if going to a dance (festive, elegant, refined clothes, suitable for the occasion. The most important thing is to feel beautiful !!).
In this workshop we are going to explore the two different dance styles the dancers used as their tools for the improvisation we worked with. I will be leading a workshop based on my practice and how I approached the meaning behind the word transition -building bridges which was the theme and research question of this Residency.