Activities related to 'Making Africa'

From 8th April we can enjoy lots of activities and performances related to the exhibition

We have already talked to you about the CCCB exhibition Making Africa, which is designed to offer a new insight into contemporary African design. It features work by more than 120 artists and illustrates how design accompanies and drives economic, social, cultural and technological change on the continent. From the 8th of April we can enjoy lots of activities and performances related to the exhibition. For example, on the 8th there is an opening session scheduled featuring videoart, perhaps the least developed, and least well-known artistic discipline in Africa. In recent years, a new group of artists has emerged who use videoart to reflect on their identity and their environment. This session will feature artists from countries like Mozambique, Angola and South Africa.

On the 15th and 16th of April there will be a workshop on contemporary African dance based on the Acogny technique which was created by Germaine Acogny at École des Sables in Senegal. The Acogny technique is based on traditional African dances from Senegal and Benin and Western dance techniques like classical ballet, release-and Graham techniques. Dancer and choreographer Aïda Colmenero created the Projecte Lanla with the aim of promoting this technique at the international level.

Other activities include a culinary workshop at Centre Cívic El Sortidor on the 29th of April, in which we’ll see how food made at home in the traditional manner is an important element in the daily lives of many African families. This activity will take us to Mali and The Ivory Coast to enjoy both the dishes prepared by Chef Laurier Ngilimana, such as kedjenou and kyinkyinga, and the music of these countries, like Afrofunk and the songs of the Griots. Consult a list of all of the activities here.

 

Activities Related to 'Making Africa'

When: From 8 April.
Where: Check out the article and the following link.
Price: Free.
Further information available here.

Publication date: Monday, 04 April 2016
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