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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

Koffi Kôkô (FR/BJ) was born in Benin, West Africa, where he grew up in close contact with the animist religion of his home. In 2004 and 2005 he was curator and together with Johannes Odenthal artistic director of the festival In Transit (HKW, Berlin). With Ismael Ivo he choreographed and danced the play »The Maids« under the direction of Yoshi Oida. In addition to Koffi Kôkôs most important work u. a. »Passage«, »D’une rive à l'autre«, »Terre rougeâtre«, »Ça« and »Les feuilles qui résistent au vent«. He choreographed a.o. at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Barbican Center in London, Tanztheater Verena Weiss, Lucerne. For some time Koffi has been working on the construction of a choreographic center in Benin/Ouidah.

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