Interdependent Triangular Creative Practice & Scene – Workshop
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Anani Dodji Sanouvi will introduce Interdependent Triangular Creative Practice & Scene over 2 days in the context of an artist talk and bodywork workshop. The proposal, rooted in both Ewe animist ontology and queer strategies, encourages participants to shift away from logo-centricity and linear thinking, towards a more experience-oriented relationship to the environment that is inspired by ancestral knowledge systems. Sanouvi developed this format as a “community program” for Maison Gbegbe focusing on two main questions: first, how is the political experienced at the level of the senses, and second, how does it relate to de-alphabetization and re-alphabetization, to the “chewing” process of decolonializing choreography and dramaturgy in the expanded field?

 

Tue. April 23, 2 – 6pm

artist talk and discussion with Anani Sanouvi, all are welcome.

Wed. April 24, 11 – 6pm

Sanouvi leads a more intimate group up to 20 participants in a GODO FE (a place to meet) bodywork workshop.

 

Location: University of the Arts Berlin, Klasse ter Heijne,

Salzufer 14 – 15,  10587 Berlin OG (3d floor),

Aufgang (entrance) “Active Sports”

 

Transmedia artist, choreographer, dancer and educator Anani Dodji Sanouvi was born in Togo, grew up in Gabon, lived in Senegal, Belgium and Holland, and currently divides their time between Portugal and Brazil. Known for their synthesis of diverse traditions into a unique artistic language, Sanouvi has performed in theaters, festivals, museums, and cultural centers worldwide since 2001. Since 2016, they have co-directed the transmedia art collective Kawin with Brazilian artist Christiane da Cunha, exploring the transtemporal, transcultural and INdisciplinary dimensions of their animist heritage in the present. Accolades include fellowships from UNESCO, the Africa Center, the Sacatar Foundation, the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Award, and the Niterói Arts Foundation, as well as collaborations with luminaries such as Peter Sellars, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and Hiroaki Umeda.

 

[1] Chewing refers to the process of “breaking down” a homogenous set of ideas before spitting it out or “funneling” it into different outcomes.

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Flyer Workshop
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Here we talk about the tradition – Workshop
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Here we talk about the tradition is a two-day workshop led by Messanh Hounougbo Bahounsou Amedegnato, a custodian of traditional knowledge from Togo who currently lives partly in Germany. The workshop explores the cosmology of the Ewe and offers insights into traditional divination methods, including various oracle tools and practices. A limited group of max. 20 participants will gain a deeper understanding of the healing properties of herbs in Ewe culture, including their importance and role in various cleansing rituals.                                                    

 

Messanh Hounougbo Bahounsou Amedegnato was chosen as a child to succeed his father as a knowledge keeper, seer and diviner in Togo. He came to Germany in 1996, where he worked in the hotel industry for many years. In 2014, he was ordained as Hounougbo Bahousou Amedegnato in Agouegan, Togo. He is the president of L'Union des Cultes Traditionels du Togo (UCTT) in Agouegan in the Aného region (LAC 2), an organization of elders and healers that he founded in 2015.

 

 

Prior registration for the workshop is a prerequisite for participation.

Please note that the 2nd workshop day can only be booked in conjunction with the 1st day.

 
Sa. 27.04.24  |  14:00 – 16:30  /  17:30 – 20:00  Uhr
So. 28.04.24  |   14:00 – 16:30  /  17:30 – 20:00  Uhr

 

 

REGISTRATION: karten@viertewelt.de

 

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Gbegebtopia – Coming up soon
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About – Reimagining Knowledge Sharing 

The aim of the project Gbegbetopia - Reimagining Knowledge Sharing is to encourage reflection on the nature of knowledge and its dissemination. We want to go beyond traditional text-based formats and explore different methods of knowledge transfer and sharing. We want to rethink the concept of the book and understand it as a multi-sensory experience that challenges traditional categorizations and overcomes the limitations of a simple, time-bound, printed paper on the shelf.

"Reimagining Knowledge Sharing" initiates a series of interconnected activities. These include performances, talks, games and knowledge sharing and healing workshops. We intend to explore the possibility that a publication that includes both the process of writing and reading becomes a ritual - a dynamic and participatory process with transformative potential. In this perspective, ritual and writing merge and blur the boundaries between them.

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