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This Ain't Africa
Ahmed Khemis:


  • © Yacine Laghrour
  • © Yacine Laghrour
  • © Yacine Laghrour
  • Wed, 09.04.2014 20:00 [Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K1
  • Thu, 10.04.2014 20:00
    Kampnagel – K1

A contemporary dancer and choreographer, Ahmed Khemis drew the figure of Bou Sâadia from his cultural heritage and his own memory as a child in Algeria. Healer, beggar, dancer, musician, he walks from a village to another playing the “goumbri” (bass drum), the tambourine et the “karkabou”, in search of his daughter. A lonely long life walk gathering the crowds. The choreographer –who gave his compagny the name of Jawal – the traveller – embodies this charachter, providing a perspective on his own search and wandering as an artist and human being. . Starting from this traditional dancing, Ahmed Khemis makes it as his own, reworking it, combining it with african and indian steps , going from gnawa sounds to experimental music. His dance is powered by emotion, spontaneity and happens to become a creative frenzy going to the trance. Beyond this story, merges the figure and destiny of the black community in north africa.

  • choreography: Ahmed Khemis
  • dancer: Ahmed Khemis
  • music: Ahmed Khemis , Khalil Hentati
  • light: Nicolas Diaz
  • costume: Salah Barka

EINE PRODUKTION VON Ahmed Khemis MIT UNTERSTÜTZUNG VON Culture France, Paris, RESIDENZ Ness El Fen, Tunis, Conservatoire d’Angers, Studio 44/Cie Gilles Jobin, Genf 

Dieses Projekt ist koproduziert durch tanzhaus nrw, Hellerau Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden und
Kampnagel im Rahmen von DANCE DIALOGUES AFRICA, gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

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