Dance

L’ HOMME RARE

Ivory Coast, France 2020

Choreography Nadia Beugré

Swaying your pelvis, men in high heels. A provocative choreography centred on the pelvis

Is your masculinity in jeopardy by swaying your butt, hips or pelvis? A provocative choreography centred on the pelvis and the obsession of the dancers with their gender and their body.
AMSTERDAM
Wed 5 October, 19h30
AMSTERDAM
Thu 6 October, 19h30

UTRECHT
Fr 14 October, 20h30

Dance

LA DERNIÈRE DANSE DU MONARQUE

Senegal, 2022

Choreography Babacar Cissé & Germaine Acogny
Four butterflies, their dreams and their pursuit, about transience and things that pass

A mix of dance, music and performance by Babacar Cissé and Germaine Acogny (present on video projection) in which intimacy and challenge, memory, aging and the inexorability of time come together.

AMSTERDAM
Wed 5 October, 22h00

AMSTERDAM
Thu 6 October, 22h00

ROTTERDAM
Fr 7 October, 19h30

AMSTERDAM
Fr 14 October, 20h30

Dance

KGANYA

South Africa 2020

Choreography Lulu Mhlangeni

‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’, Lulu Mlangeni’s flight of freedom
A colorful performance about love and betrayal, hope and truth, based on the coming-of-age story of Maya Angelou ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’. A coming-of-age story seen through the eyes of South African choreographer Lulu Mhlangeni.

ROTTERDAM
Sat 8 October, 19h30

AMSTERDAM
Sun 9 October, 20h30

Dance, performance

SPEECH OF LOVE – ABSENCE

Congo, Austria 2022

Choreography Elisabeth Tambwe

A plea for passionate love

A dance performance about intense and passionate love, our longing for intimacy and the fear of losing our loved one. Based on ‘Fragments d’un discourse amoureux’ by Roland Barthes, a plea for passionate love

ROTTERDAM
Thu 6 October, 19h30

AMSTERDAM
Fr 7 October, 21h45
AMSTERDAM
Sat 8 October, 21h45
Dance, performance

HOMINIDEOS

Cameroon , France 2022 /span>

Choreography Merlin Nyakam

Sabar music from Senegal, Bikutsi music from Cameroon and six dancers and musicians on a journey to the cradle of man

ZSix dancers and musicians, their bodies covered with white clay, go on a journey to the cradle of man, back to nature. Chorographer Merlin Nyakam found his inspiration in the poem ‘In The Cradle of Humankind’ by Karen Press and the music of composer Giancito Scelsi, ‘Four Pieces Each in One Tone’. Merlin Nyakam: ‘…Hominideos is the meeting of contemporary dance and African dance to make visible the complexity of human relationships’..

AMSTERDAM
Fr 7 October, 19h30
AMSTERDAM
Sat 8 October, 20h00

Dance, performance

PINA

Zuid-Afrika 2022

Choreography Kwanele Finch Thusi
The vulnerability of the Black Male Body

With Pina, Kwanele Finch Thusi is building a new mythology of Black and queer bodies and identities. With this he/she opens new frameworks to reduce the perception in society that primarily sees the Black male body as strong, powerful and masculine by showing the fragility and softness of the Black male body. His own black queer identity is the starting point for all his work.
Kwanele Thusi: ‘…As black people, our bodies are still seen as exotic exhibitions for freedom. I ask the complicated questions in this work, what do you see when you look at me? With so much of conflict that arose in 2020 & 2021, the Black Lives Matter movement underpinned the necessity and purpose of this work’.

Kwanele Finch Thusi received the Thami Mnyele Foundation Award in 2022.

AMSTERDAM
Thu 6 October, 21h00
AMSTERDAM
Fr 7 October, 21h45

UTRECHT
Thu 13 October, 20h00

ROTTERDAM
Sun 16 October, 20h00

Theatre

A BOUT DE SUEURS

Guinea, France 2021

Director & script Hakim Bah

A tragedy about the attraction of a mirage and a plunge into the underworld, the Nether that devours a family, wife, husband and children
A Bout du Sueurs is a tragedy about the mirage of migration and exile. It is the descent to hell by a family perishing from adultery, marital violence and alienation. One of the New York Times’ best European plays of 2021

AMSTERDAM
Thu 13 October, 20h30

UTRECHT
Fr 14 October, 20h00
Theatre, performance

KASPALE’S PLAYGROUND

Kenya 2022

Director & performer Syowia Kyambi

Women display their ultimate means of struggle: they strip themselves naked on the street and show their bodies to the established power, the police, that runs away
In this theatrical installation with costumes, video and performance Syowia Kyambi takes the audience to a world of resistance and protest, where women display their ultimate means of struggle: undressing on the street and showing their nude bodies to the established power, the police
AMSTERDAM
Wed 5 October, 20h45
AMSTERDAM
Thu 6 October, 20h45

UTRECHT
Thu 13 October, 20h30

UTRECHT
Fr 14 October, 20h30

Exposition
R!OT BY DESIGN

South Africa 2022

Concept graphic artist Sindiso Nyoni

‘A riot is the language of the unheard’ – Sindiso Nyoni
R!ot is an exhibition by South African / Zimbabwean designer Sindiso Nyoni. ‘A riot is the language of the unheard’ is a statement by Martin Luther King that inspired Nyoni in his work as an activist artist and designer.
AMSTERDAM | FRASCATI
Wed 5 – Sun 9 October exposition, 18h30 – 23h30
AMSTERDAM | FRASCATI
Thu 6 October, 18h30 opening exposition

AMSTERDAM | DE BALIE
Sat 1 – Sun 30 October exposition, 12h00 – 24h00

AMSTERDAM | DE BALIE
Fr 14 October, 17h00
Talkshow

Theatre
DAG PAPA
The Netherlands 2022
Concept, choreography and dance Alioune Diagne
The male line in Diagnes family
What will change and what will remain the same when you become a father? As a father, what do you pass on to your sons and what not? Dag Papa is a moving solo performance in which Alioune interweaves dance, text and painting – just like his grandfather, who was a weaver
AMSTERDAM
Thu 6 October, 20h00
AMSTERDAM
Sat 8 October, 21h30
Theatre, performance
CIBLE (Target)
Congo DCR 2022
Concept, choreography and dance Éric Androa
Eric Androa: ‘I am willing to lend my body’
Without women there are no more births, there are no more lives and society will collapse. Eric Androa: ‘With my performative acts I want to denounce this barbaric war tactics that targets women with the aim of destroying society’.
AMSTERDAM
Wed 5 October, 20h45
AMSTERDAM
Thu 6 October, 20h45
Dance, performance
MOVING BEYOND 2.0
The Netherlands, South Africa 2022
Direction & choreography: Igor Vrebac and Kwanele Finch Thusi
Queer bodies, gender identity, spirituality
Kwanele and Igor work together for the first time. How to surrender to change but be aware of what was, what is and what is to come? They deconstruct our daily patterns to investigate the human way of living that is a constant circulation of thoughts, emotions and maybe also lives.
Moving Beyond 2.0 is part of the Artists in Residency program of Afrovibes
ROTTERDAM
Sat 8 October, 19h30
AMSTERDAM
Sun 9 October, 20h00
UTRECHT
Fr 14 October, 20h30

ROTTERDAM
Zo 16 oktober, 20:00 uur

Dance
SUWOKONO
The Netherlands 2022
Choreography Sarah Huygens Jawla
Status quo-breaking exploration of black queer identity through movement, dance, music, light and projection
Choreographer Sarah Jawla welcomes the audience in “the ship of fools”. The rituals are musically supported by percussion and soundscapes, inspired by West African rhythms. Electronic and acoustic music sometimes pull each other out of balance but at the same time complement each other.
ROTTERDAM
Fr 7 October, 19h30
AMSTERDAM
Sat 15 October, 20h30
Dance
BÉNIN VIBRATIONS
Benin, The Netherlands 2022
Choreography Lucrece Atchade, Bonaventure Sossou, Feri de Geus & Noortje Bijvoet
Triple bill wit hits roots in Benin
Complex percussion rhythms from Benin’s culture coincide and collide with John Adams’ pulsating piano music. In Benin’s urban life, old traditions clash with modern ideas. Three dance performances from Benin.
AMSTERDAM
Sun 9 October, 20h00