THE COMMUNITY

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MEET THE COMMUNITY!

Currently we're about 30 professional dance creators from Germany, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Italy, Rumania, Venezuela building the heterogenous Community of dancers, choreographers, scholars, dramaturgues, project managers, artistic directors and much more. What connects us? The passion for dance, creation and much more: Let's find out!

Stay tuned about the Community's online activities by following TUUNGANE DANCE on facebook and Instagram.

 

Anyone who considers him/herself a professional creator of dance. Experience in other genres or fields besides the one in (contemporary) dance are always welcome and seen as an enriching plus to all of us.

Jana Winterhalter (Cologne/Nairobi)

Jana Winterhalter (Cologne/Nairobi)

DRAMATURGE, CREATIVE, INITIATOR "It doesn't only take a village to raise an artist. Above all I believe it takes an artist to raise a village, it takes creatives to build communities, to co-create a safe and inspiring environment for all of us, beyond arts."

Sebulime Elisha Davis (Kampala)

Sebulime Elisha Davis (Kampala)

MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST, CHOREOGRAPHER "I believe in empowering individuals, to build strong, resilient and creative communities. Tuungane Dance's vision of bringing people of different backgrounds to connect and create together resonates with my personal objectives and for that reason I stand in support of the vision."

Rachel Kessi (Dar Es Salaam)

Rachel Kessi (Dar Es Salaam)

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of MUDA AFRICA DANCE CENTER "Connecting is to celebrate our humanity and our emotions. It is essential to our physical and spiritual well-being."

Francesco D'Amelio (Cologne)

Francesco D'Amelio (Cologne)

STAGE & VISUAL ARTIST, MOVER "Movement is the answer, there is nothing but movement. We are our body a physical, emotional, intellectual, social, connective being with much more within it than our senses can perceive. I think I am interested in what lays in between, between perception and reality, a being and the environment, between two people. Interconnectivity is key to enter the source of all this movement."

María Mercedes Flores Mujica (Cologne)

María Mercedes Flores Mujica (Cologne)

DANCE ARTIST "I enjoy the process of making dance art because it helps me find the intersections between parallel realities, finding common languages and experiencing connectedness through being and doing."

Tuungane Dance. The Practice of Connection

Tuungane Dance. The Practice of Connection

Jana Griess (Cologne)

Jana Griess (Cologne)

DANCER, DRAMATURGE, TEXTER "Everything can be movement, even standstill. Expressed or imagined, visible or invisible boundaries can thus be shifted, stretched, questioned. As a dancer and dramaturge, I am interested in the theatre, but also in other spaces, as places of coming together and negotiating, also on a non-verbal level."

Godchance Eben (Siger) (Dar Es Salaam)

Godchance Eben (Siger) (Dar Es Salaam)

DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, PERFORMER "Life is all about combinations."

Juliette Achieng Omollo (Nairobi)

Juliette Achieng Omollo (Nairobi)

DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, TRAINER "I believe art is shareable. We create for others and ourselves to enjoy it. Being a part of a community is key."

Sisti Assenga (Dar Es Salaam)

Sisti Assenga (Dar Es Salaam)

DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, YOGA INSTRUCTOR "Dance art for me is hope. It is where i found my way out of poverty, as it has taught me to understand my inner emotions and to share them with audiences. I dance both to entertain and to bring people enjoyment but also help people think of new ideas and find solutions to their challenges in life."

Susanne Grau (Berlin)

Susanne Grau (Berlin)

DANCER, PERFORMER, CHOREOGRAPHER "I like to see performative practice as a facilitation of encounters and a being together in a place of not knowing, dreaming and questioning the familiar. I am fascinated by the dance of attention, inside and outside the body, and by mechanisms that create space between dichotomies like fiction and reality."

You can join the platform easily by clicking the "Request to Join" button on the Community Page. Host Jana Winterhalter will then get in contact with you for to connect on a personal level right from the start. This doesn't commit you to join the community, it only offers you the possibility to ask questions and learn more about the nature of the platform.

Ian Mwaisunga (Dar Es Salaam)

Ian Mwaisunga (Dar Es Salaam)

FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of MUDA AFRICA DANCE CENTER "My work in dance art has always been to keep the connection between the wisdom of our ancestors and the contemporary ideas of today in order to keep discovering what is best for our future."

Esther Kamba (Nairobi)

Esther Kamba (Nairobi)

DRAMATURGE, DIRECTOR, PERFORMER "I am driven by a need to say something. This then erupts into an artistic experimental expression. I understand it now as a need to connect, to exchange, to communicate, to break form from this constructed norm, to just be in community. This expression is never linear...it expands and contracts in multiplicity, revealing our personal complexities. Thus my work pushes this understanding of holding space and caring for each other."

Wanjiku Mwawuganga (Nairobi)

Wanjiku Mwawuganga (Nairobi)

PERFORMING ARTIST, DIRECTOR, AUTHOR

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Tuungane Pic 2

PROJECT MANAGER, DANCER, INTERCULTURAL MEDIATOR "I believe in the power of interculturality and exchange on eye level - using art as a tool to broaden your horizont, meet new people and get challenged and excited at the same time. To me, creative arts are more important than ever in today's world engagement - to embrace mutual respect and understanding."

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Marìa

Sebulime

Jana

Juliette

Francesco
 

Siger

Susanne
 

Jana

Wanjiku

Esther
 

Sisti
 

Ian
 

Rachel
 

Sina