Performances

MOUVOIR/Stephanie Thiersch DE

Chombotrope

Choreography: Stephanie Thiersch und das Jitta Kollektiv

The African-European Collective is making an attempt at rethinking the legacy of cultural appropriation – through the pointed and personal practice of ‘making it your own’ and self-empowerment. Together we are celebrating the mash-up idea and taking it to the extreme: beatboxing and spoken word, drums and turntables, fashion, contemporary dance and voguing unite to create a mix of futuristic identities that are echoed in a fashion concert. Tradition and stolen cultural goods are intertwined, distorted, bundled, and geared towards the future. A fashion wormhole between two continents unfurls and the JITTA Collective fills it: loud and uncopyrighted, for sure.

Artistic Crew:
PROJECT INITIATION & IDEA Kefa Oiro, Stephanie Thiersch | CONCEPT The Jitta Collective | DJ Elephant Power (alias Nicolas Baudoux) | MUSIC COMPOSITION turntablism (BE) | VOGUING, SINGING, CHOREOGRAPHY Marie Zoe (alias Marie Buchholz) (DE) | DANCE, PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY Alexandra Naudet (FR) | MUSIC COMPOSITION, DRUMS, BEATBOXING/SINGING Dodo N’Kishi (DE) | DANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY Kefa Oiro (KE) | MUSIC COMPOSITION, DRUMS N’Deye Seck (SN) | DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY, TEXT Stephanie Thiersch (DE) | ART, FASHION DESIGN, POETRY Xenson (alias Ssamson Ssenkaaba) (UG) | MUSICAL SUPPORT Checkmate Mido (alias Mido Dembebe), Judith Namacheke Bwire (KE) | VOGUING SUPPORT House of Melody (DE), Artzone Dancers (KE) | DRAMATURGY, SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT, FASHION & AESTHETIC Alexandra Karentzos (DE)

Co-Producers:
A production of MOUVOIR e.V. Germany & Tuchangamke Group, Kenya. In coproduction with Akademie der Künste der Welt / Köln in the frame of PLURIVERSALE VII, tanzhaus nrw, Nairobi Festival of
Performance and Media Arts – NFPMA and Goethe Institut – Internationaler Koproduktionsfonds.
COOPERATION PARTNER: freihandelszone – Ensemblenetzwerk Köln, GoDownArtsCenter, Nairobi.

Funders and Supporters:
FUNDED BY: Kunststiftung NRW, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln.

Chombotrope
© Martin Rottenkolber