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book you know fast so in colorful costumes in colombia or in mosques on the caribbean coast duns is universal. and with a contemporary dance company damaged goods choreographer makes do it is known for creating productions that challenge the status quo. and not afraid to work with pay in the darkness or things that are. uncomfortable but imo it again for a kind of transformation or transportation or things are moving things to kill you know bringing things up so they can kind of. open up. to contemporary dance pushes emotional physical and social limits it makes a political statement without using any words just great physical exertion what's moving. in the dance world these days we set out to find out starting interest in.
american choreographer meg stewart invited experts from around the globe to dressed in to attend dance congress or tons congress 2019 some 500 people from the world of dance came to share experiences and discuss new ideas one through you found. was. this really pretty much great to get back to this congress is really that and special it's not that people have different interests but that intimacy can really break barriers that people can really. meet in intimate settings and feel like they're being heard and seen. the congress was about the body as well as the mind the global exchange of ideas was to give the dancing new impetus to help people make contacts and break down barriers is. something which required full commitment
from everyone present and 2 full years of preparation and planning. with the support of the dusit institute which shops and meetings were held in the lead up to the congress of around the globe. we called the turn turn with a long lasting affair so actually it started 2 years before with this design of bringing artists together so we went to different cities and mad local artists in certain cities and brought them together and where they asked questions for the shared they dance together they mad kind of an exchange passing counter with the world of contemporary dance and the journey to 2 countries where artistic self-determination still also meets with resistance. our 1st stop licking the fast. in the capital weather do good we
need. ebooks internationally as a dancer choreographer and dance teacher yes he's had to fight for recognition in his homeland. it was difficult because my parents didn't accept my choice. they didn't want me to give up building houses and become a dancer because for them dancing had no future. it was really tough to leave my family. there were no role models and there wasn't a dancer you could point to and say oh with dance you can be somebody with dance you could build homes and buy big cars there were no reference or song actually did it was what you know you have a pub in fiance. book you know acid plays if you see
that's really tough to live from dancing and burkina faso i have to go elsewhere to do projects elsewhere to earn a living in your view but working to. develop this production together with an artist from ivory coast a collaboration that wouldn't have been possible without financial support from france. the stage is littered with trash which symbolizes the chaotic conditions in many african countries. how can they rise above the chaos and free themselves from dependence on the former colonial powers and what role can.
these are questions younger african artists ask. people here are afraid to say when things aren't working but i see it as my role to contribute something to change that i want to every human being is useful to society i think as an artist i can create positive change in the world. of my own positive move. to. the changing things through contemporary dance is far from easy and looking up. is like selling magical grace still face prejudices and discrimination. you don't know what contemporary dance is they've never seen it yet they criticize it they say the female dancers are prostitutes before non housewives no one wants to marry us and no families are willing to accept us and our society accepted or.
still southernmost akubra a risk at all she left her fiance because he couldn't accept to work as a dancer. the single mother owns a living by performing internationally. no no she slowly also receiving recognition at how. to find it was ready to show. that helped me to convince my family now they support me for me that's why i say to all women it's possible with the will be. the choreographic developments and to. all the termite mound is a hive of activity in book enough. the unger small firm enough project which puts women center stage is also based here. created by the directors of the company.
it profiles the work of female dances and choreography. to talk to the audience to ask questions. to question what isn't going right to our society. improvise in front of a symbolic backdrop the rundown form of. the. 980 s. . when the country saw many pro-democracy movements and cultural projects. today the grounds belong to the choreographic development center several towns companies are based here it's also home to artists in residence workshops and festivals.
it is unique in west africa it was founded by sally s. and one of the biggest names in contemporary african dogs in his latest project he works with refugees from. there are lots of refugees here the 1st place an african refugees head is elsewhere in africa europe. people think africans are going to cross the mediterranean and invade europe but that's false lots of african refugees stay within africa. is. the purpose of the beyond borders project is to go into the camps and get refugees to dance. this allows them to regain control and self-confidence and to overcome boredom and loneliness. they're going to return to the campus with new knowledge with a breath of fresh air and hope.
they were deal with the issues which affect everyone but from an african perspective. as regards for such as dance because it's a universal language you can communicate transmit emotion and church audiences using words. as a representative of africa's politically active dance scene beyond the neighbors here also to pass in the town's call case interest in along with dancers from ghana and senegal. sit there with everything revolved around the arts dance above all but for me it was a bit more than that we were like a family meals together dance together and combining different forms of art there. was a real human element to all the activities we did that's what struck me most. record
in america i got to know makes sure to address them. i knew her name from before but we've never met that was the 1st time. i danced congress 2019 makes do it as the 1st choreographer to be made artistic director. she hopes to create lasting connections collective experience through dance improvisation and perhaps even that utopia of a global community. connections are real the conversations are grounded and they're all sharing different experiences together. and it's great to be in a social dance class with the terminator and then be in dialogue. with students it's just really i find it really mixed and i feel like it has a real promise for no other way of perth to string. and in this whole dance
community. so i look at the movements between people i'm interested in social courtesy. they can be so simple when we go to meet someone do you how do you greet them what or how do we navigate social space social interactions and movements. and what causes change what causes people to really mobilize around a certain idea. to get passion about something where they stop being neutral stop being an observer and kind of at the center when they're becoming empathetic. when they're like yes i'm involved i'm with i come with i support so i'm really interested in this fragile systems of support. sharing and learning from one another. which was caribbean beats about job adios teachers and african m.b. and don suddenly you 6 talk.
about him you know me i grew to like terminator more over time. it's the rhythm that surrounded me growing up after all. and today i can use this very rich dance language to develop my own steps. i only realize now that i draw inspiration from those roots. and from everyday relations and life. gestures are part of a sign language that's hard to put into words. but out of the you could always find your freedom through it or save yourself from something. there are codes that help you navigate difficult situations.
in this sense it seems current create new spaces. a port city on colombia's northern caribbean coast this is the center has been a unesco world heritage site since 984. in the 16th century it was the center of slave trade as a result of cultures and they music styles mixed here leading to a vibrant colombian don see. all that somebody else was born in capital and studied at 3 now and don't quibble today he teaches that himself. eat at this institution students are taught a range of different dance techniques there's everything from ballet to modern
contemporary dance. and improvisation exercise. that somebody else place experimental music while the dancers let the inspiration guide them in creating a new production born out of the moment. better as rehearsed in a performance with clearly oh a student of his from venezuela. they plan to perform the piece in public spaces. on that list coming in. to 70 percent of the population have got their hand out has an african roots in the language being white in a corporate amelie black neighborhood was a challenge for me but i mean to survive here i had to adapt to the environment. so
whatever you read or they wanted me. to hand this work here and cut a hand out was a form of dance research. i wanted to really delve into and explore the people of this city but it's in the output of the room and the name as well it's a look at activity but it somehow captures the essence of colombians today or you can call on. him to simone down to put him among dolls stands for your average person in constant need to come up with a way to survive indication you know to say less but upwards or whatever the mundo dances in order to earn a living doll. but a poor fellow you. know better but he has made a name for himself experimenting with new forms of expression and combining
improvisation and classical technique. i think that strength an artist or. they come together and they find. spaces outside of institutions that they find their own initiative that they work on their own and their value and their. connection and how they work with the city i think this is a kind of empowerment for the l.g.b. t.q. community for instance. in colombia the clear the foreman's house of to us is drawing audiences it was found about a 100 in our cars together with other like minded individuals. with a collective combining voting with the south american. but we also do other things
we got together in order to go out in the evenings and to perform to explore to experiment but for. me think of your cholesterol if you're an experimental film. but you to listen to something that many of us are professional dancers who are trained done school so much but there's a lot to cameras were top of laboratory for movements which expanded the basic great deal done in fact more expert and be you know some of us are still studying at the dance academy but i was going to see movement is actually more of a priority in classic training. fitness and almost any more you me and. i commute so know at 1st we didn't want to become an artist collective or activist group because the core or. that wasn't their intention at all
but we just wanted to have fun together some of the stuff that we've been artists for a long time before tomorrow's to. go. together to vogue and have fun can we would be a. book or tell columbia sprawling capital has a population of over 1000000 it's full of contradictions open and liberal get home to a grace that matches my full of progressive creative projects but also discrimination although the clear arts center house of tamara's requires security it provides a safe space for those who come here. we create spaces where we're safe from hostility the threats. with thomas are very proud of what we have achieved in such a short time period i'm proud of who we are but i must get a safe spaces that we've established are not exclusive for others to map of but on me. me and the idea is that everything is in constant flow not just
dance involving armor but also gender fluid gender but if they were fluid in our bodies through a fluid in a latin american city fluid and nightlife like in america. you can start to come are as an important have for the scene to connect and run free. i believe the edgy beauty community of the moves and strongly separated and isolated spaces thermals when we're together we feel that things are changing but then we go out onto the street and the surroundings stay hostile. you know because i believe that our approach is pretty radical. concourse 1st in. the case on both of them into theatre companions and activism in music or politics
. i don't see dance as entertainment but i think it can speak about complex issues in the world. post-colonial. you know the rise of the right the fascisms all the history decolonization. the cultural center flora in bogota is an independent privately managed institution which supports artists through grants. manages the dance and performance section the renowned artist commutes between new york and her hometown bogota and is especially interested in concepts of vulnerability and strike.
where you. can hear if you can get them going i'm interested in understanding our bodies which are confronted with a harsh reality in colombia in the midst of a political crisis a social crisis an economic crisis as well as an ecological crisis but we're going to have to see on the record if this guy like the things that your hookah put up at the man our bodies are exposed to all of these things at the end of it especially here in colombia there's also a connection to magic they are hidden secret powers and possibilities of exploring the world. so closely on one situation is that there's a lot of aggression. not easy moving your body through such a metropolis simply go cascading that sharpens your senses. it gives you something
like a $360.00 degree view. of war no 2nd want kids by. on the list and doesn't get out and i think there are other perspectives you can take to. friends list of laos' me to rediscover my body through the city from the good the us to your calls and then there wasn't those calls as if it was your eyes and i'm going to need to actually disagree just covering the animal within. which they were. lending money. or act like my sense of smell. the amount of sense i make out is just incredible that. my sense of smell gives me so much information and then there's this allows me to perceive the city in a much more encompassing way because that was on the. phone
and brought this heightened sensory awareness to dresden and was drawn to old video tapes. she used to dance congress 2019 as an experimental space and made new connections. there in precarious times and it's evident to keep going when there is more limited resources or you feel the rather that you're. not in the center or that people are not appreciating your work or that seeing the were so how to strengthen the collective voice so i think there's a kind of real like that if you would take what's the source of a kind of i one card or
a shift or breakthrough if it's in this restructuring element of this other kinds of ways of. bringing. people together and discussing. the issue isn't making things more transparent. it dulls congress has a long lasting effect a celebration of the body mind and soul and a connection that is sure to leave a mark. this was 21 take care and take a moment to dance. there