Kreuzberg 1
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
Photo: Diana Zhang

Diverse Sources in Movement

Talk by Koffi Kôkô, Christa Flaig-Isaacs
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2018

Koffi Kôkô and Christa Flaig-Isaacs will talk about their experiences with movements originated in cultures other than their own and about the influence of culture on movement and in this context about learning and teaching.

Koffi Kôkô

The dancer and choreographer Koffi Kôkô has been known as one of the initiators and most prominent representatives of the modern African dance scene. In this workshop he focuses on the participant‘s relation to her/his own body, personal expression and the symbolism of the gestures used in African dances. Repetition of the dances in correlation with the music will allow for a more holistic, a lived experience of the dance. Koffi Kôkô is a dignitary of the Voodoo religion in his homeland Benin.

Christa Flaig-Isaacs

Christa Flaig-Isaacs, dancer,  pedagogue, project manager. The focus of her dance work is research on movement qualities in African dance and the possible meaning, adaptation and transformation for non-African dancers. For 35 years she has organised training courses and co-organised festivals for dance and cultural exchange in Europe and Africa. Curator of the event series "SommerTanz", "WinterTanz" and "OsterTanz" and financial manager, member of the board of Tanzfabrik Berlin from 2007-18.

Free Admission
In English