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Ouagadougou Dances,
Copenhagen area May 15th – 9th June 2014
Link : images and video on Facebook

Dance and images. Inspired by life in Ouagadougou, different atmospheres and images sets the space for a strong and personal dance experience, featuring a group of modern dancers and musicians from West Africa.
Inviting the audience for a close up encounter, the open space setting let us in on a intimate sensory experience. The dancers and musicians challenge each other, and we get know their stories from a series of personal dances and dance meetings, and through the images of dance in the cities and villages of Burkina Faso.
We invite you to meet the beautiful and vibrant dance community of Ouagadougou.
Ouagadougou Dances is site specific dance, performance, dialogue meetings, workshops and photo exhibition. Project features dancers and choreographers Esther Tarbangdo, Bachir Tassembedo, Kiki Jean Robert Koudogbo, Mariam Traore, Adama Barfiogo, Lacina Coulibaly, and musicians Issouf Diarra, Boureima Diarra, Nadège Ouedraogo, Cyril Mossé, in collaboration with Danish choreographer Pipaluk and photographer Karina Tengberg.
dance photos from Ouagadougou and Tiebele

2014 PROGRAM for Ouagadougou Dances
dialogue sessions, workshops, photo exhibition and performances

Performances, Copenhagen area
15 May
Aksel Torv, Taastrup, kl. 17 and 18
17 May Høje Taastrup Gymnasium, kl. 19

25 May Skt Hans Torv, Nørrebro, kl. 16 og 17
31 May Tour Copenhagen, dance by bicycle taxi, kl. 13-17  LINK TO MAP )
13.15 afgang Nørre Allé 7, rute Guldbergsgade
13.30 dans på Guldberg Byplads, rute Nørrebrogade, Blågårdsgade
14.30 dans Blågårds plads, rute Søerne, Frederiksborggade, Gothersgade
15.30 dans v. Rundetårn, rute Pilestræde, Nyhavn, Christiansborg, Christianshavns Torv
16.30 dans v Islands Brygge kulturhus

1 June Søndermarken Garden, Frederiksberg, kl. 15 and 16, link  MAP
5 June  Black Distortion, street dance on Vesterbro, Istedgade 121, kl. 19 and 20, link  MAP
8-9 June  Boblehallen, by Dansehallerne, Carlsberg, kl. 15 and 17, link  MAP

link  info på dansk
free entrance all performances/gratis adgang til alle forestillinger

Photo Exhibition
by photographer Karina Tengberg, images of the dancers in the streets of Ouagadougou and Tiebele
Dansehallerne, The Lounge, 2nd floor
20 May-14 June, opening hours Mon-Fri kl 9-21 Sat kl 10-17 Sun kl. 10-15   – opening reception 20 May kl 16
free entrance

Dialogue Dance Encounters in Dansehallerne
20, 21 May
kl. 10-14
27, 28 May kl. 12-16
meet amazing modern dancers and musicians from Ouagadougou, West Africa
encounter the moves, the spirit and the body language of another continent
– dance exchange
– creative choreography and talks
– site specific performance
Open to experienced/professional dancers, please send us a few lines on your background and interest. Participation is free, join for 1 to 4 days

Workshops in World Culture House
23, 24, 25 May
kl. 10-13
30 May kl. 10-13
Expand your dance language, experienced teachers and very cool dancers present the spirit of Ouagadougou.
Open for everyone, sign up for 1-4 days, 1 day cost 150 kr, 2 days 250 kr
Verdenskulturcentret, Nørre Allé 7, 2200 N

Additional workshops and dialogue meetings takes place in School of Modern Dance, The Commedia School, Contact Improvisation Copenhagen and Minifestival, for further information, please email.

“Ouagadougou Danser” in collaboration with Compagnie Les Voix du Sable et des Glace, and supported by Verdenskulturcentret, C.K.U., Københavns kommune, Tåstrup kommune, Koda Dramatik, Kunststyrelsen og Frederiksberg Kommune i forlængelse af projekt Liv og Lys i Søndermarken.