W-16 / Afrikanischer Tanz
Tchekpo Dan Agbetou
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2017/18
The existential connection to the floor and the significance that each movement of african dance holds, are at the base of an interplay of energy flows and holistic connections within the body. The rhythm of the music releases the manifold vibrations and articulations within the body that have shaped this dance form for many centuries and account for its uniqueness.
“Dance is not only a question of culture. It is the rhythm of heartbeats, the infinity of art and movement - the challenge to break boundaries. Traditional African Dance is a precious source of energy and expression.“ Tchekpo Dan Agbetou
Tchekpo Dan Agbetou, dancer, choreographer, lecturer. Studied dance in Benin/Westafrika and Modern and Jazz a.o. at Alvin Ailey Theater, Steps on Broadway (New York). 1991 he founded the Tchekpo Dance Company and 1995 he opened the dance centre DansArt Tanznetworks in Bielefeld. Tchekpo performs and teaches across Europe, the US, Asia and Africa. www.dansart.de