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Digital Dialogues is a concept we developed at the beginning of the Corona pandemic. Its core idea is to connect artists despite great distances within the framework of our workshops and by digital means. By projecting their collaborative pieces into the urban space, we bring culture, creativity and exchange into public spaces. A second dialogue takes place among the artists and the audience.

This year we were particularly interested in young dancers and brought together a dance group from Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, with a group of young dancers from Bremen. Both groups received support from mentors who helped them develop their joint choreographies. The pieces they created together and the connection they built over time touched us deeply and showed us that this project is truly unique.

A production of TANZ Bremen in cooperation with URBANSCREEN.

Supported by DIEHL+RITTER/ TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative.

Premiere: May 5 – 8, 2022

Concept Digital Dialogues:TANZ Bremen, URBANSCREEN
Artistic project direction Bremen: Till Botterweck, Magali Sander Fett
Artistic direction Bobo Dioulasso: Serge Aimé Coulibaly & Team
Mentoring/consulting: Kossi Sebastien Aholou-Wokawui, Tom Bünger, Andor Rusu, Neus Ledesma Vidal
Assistance: Lydia Liedtke, Maxim Coulibaly, Joshuè Tarnagda Houslo

Dance and choreography Bremen: Valeria Cordes, Jule Denzin, Mali Gabrielli, Kennet Kamper, Francesca Waehneldt
Dance and choreography Bobo Dioulasso: Farage Baka, Sékou Bamago, Kadiatou Coulibaly, Abdoulaye Ouédraogo, Sylvie Sanou

Graphics/Animation: Ana Romão
Documentation & Editing: Lennart Liedtke, Mali Gabrielli
Music: iona wiese
Projection System: Lynx Media Systems

TANZ Bremen
Artistic direction: Sabine Gehm
Organisational management: Sabine Beyer
Press/Marketing: Anja Michalke

Producer: Christian Tipke
Production Management: Martin Benedix
Moderation: Bianca Paloma Marstaller