Youth workshop (12 years old and up)

Kuyum supports young people in their physical and emotional development through the open, expressive and universal language of neo-african dance. The kuyum youth workshop consists of two phases:

Part 1: welcome.

A get-to-know-you phase is scheduled: experienced dance artists meier eden and dodzi dougban will lead 7 free workshops for youth in physical diversity in june: the workshop sessions are accessible to all physicalities, all youth are welcome, with or without movement experience. In a relaxed atmosphere, dodzi and meier will address with the group “the relation to others”, how digital communication in this time, almost as the only method, enables the encounter and strongly shapes our lives. The traces of this communication together with gestures and everyday activities, are elaborated through an interesting hip hop dance mix and contemporary dance movements.

In addition, dodzi, as a deaf dancer brings new stimulating body language elements that will be incorporated into hip hop classes.

Part 2: kuyum dance platform 2021 youth workshop

This inclusive group will continue to develop dance in the summer dance festival through a three-day free youth workshop: along with dodzi and meier will be thomas kunfira, dancer and acrobat. The topic of communication will be deepened and a choreography on the topic of “self-empowerment” will be incorporated. Here, presence, self-confidence and body awareness are to be trained more intensively. Elements of hip hop, breakdance and africa acrobatique will be incorporated in an accessible way for all bodies, A final presentation is planned.

Part 1 and part 2 will take place in the garden of the theater haus mitte and follow the hygiene concept according to the hygiene framework concept for cultural institutions in the state of berlin. The youth workshop will be accompanied by the artists with assistants and sign language interpreters.

Youth Workshop-Welcome (Part 1) (each from 3 to 5 p.m.)

Meier Eden 11.6.21, 12.6.21, Dodzi Dougban and Meier Eden 6/18/21, 6/19/21, 6/20/21, Meier Eden 6/25/21,6/26/21. (Garden)

Youth Workshop (Part 2) 30.7.21, 31.7.21, 1.8.21

Meier Eden , Dodzi Dougban, Thomas Kunfira 7/30/21 from 1 to 4 p.m. (dance studio/garden) 7/31/21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (dance studio/garden) 8/1/21 from 1 to 3 pm. Intermission At 4 p.m.: Presentation (Garden Stage)

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