Meetings in the South phase 3: Brazil and Senegal, May 2014
Meetings in the South phase 3: Brazil and Senegal, May 2014
Meetings in the South phase 3: Brazil and Senegal, May 2014
Meetings in the South phase 3: Brazil and Senegal, May 2014
Meetings in the South phase 3: Brazil and Senegal, May 2014
Meetings in the South phase 3: Brazil and Senegal, May 2014
Meetings in the South phase 3: Brazil and Senegal, May 2014
Meetings in the South phase 3: Brazil and Senegal, May 2014
Meetings in the South phase 3: Brazil and Senegal, May 2014

Under the generic project title ‘Transtlantic Connections’ I invited Brazilian dancer and choreographer Benjamin Abras (Minas Gerais, 1975) to elaborate a street based performance in the neighborhood of Ouakam, Dakar.

The performance was presented as part of  the 11th Dakar Biennale , Dak’art 2014.

For several weeks, the artist worked in collaboration with established dance company Association Compagnie 1er Temps and its co-director Andréya Ouamba. The piece La voix de la voix dans la voix  (The voice of the voice in the voice) was developed with four Senegalese dancers and in a highly experimental manner, merged traditional Senegalese dance, capoeira, AfroBrazilian religious voice work, contemporary dance and hip hop, producing a fruitful exchange of knowledge systems.

The project was generously supported by Prince Claus Fund.

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqnQuVTo6-c

Meetings in the South phase 3: Brazil and Senegal, May 2014

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