Kreuzberg 1
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Learning From and Teaching Within Different Cultures

Talk by Koffi Kôkô, Christa Flaig-Isaacs
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2019

Focus of the talk will be on the impact and significance of Koffi’s teaching of people from different cultural backgrounds. In addition, emphasise will be given to the shared experiences of participants in this context.

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. Studied african dance in Europe , west-african african,  countries mainly west and south, South Africa and Martinique. Focus of her (artistic) work is the research on source and quality of movement in african dance and the possible meaning, adaptation and transformation for non-african dancers. For over 25 years organisation and management of festivals for dance and cross-cultural exchange in Europe and Africa. Actually she is board member and curator of the workshop festivals of Tanzfabrik Berlin.

Free Admission
In English