Dance will be the leitmotiv of this festival which will bring in artists who have never graced our stages.
Africa has intangible amounts of culture but from here we can’t really take scope of its magnitude. However, this December it’ll a little bit easier thanks to Africa Moment, the first international meeting of contemporary African performing arts. Taking dance as their leitmotiv, they want to bring about spaces of creation and reflection through the body, to promote African creativity on the national and international contemporary art markets. With artists from various countries around the world such as Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Nigeria, Ecuador and Colombia, some of whom have never performed in our city, the festival has an interdisciplinary line-up in different spaces around Barcelona. Africa Moment will kick off with a screening of the documentary L’appel a la danse au Senegal by Diane Fardoun, which will be followed by many shows, such as the choreography Quartiers Libres by Nadia Beugré or Ella Poema by Aida Colmenero Diaz, a dance project, short films and photographs taken around a dozen countries with creative African women.
All of the activities in the festival will run from 5 to 15 November at different times throughout the day in different spaces. Mercat de les Flors, CCCB, Filmoteca de Catalunya, Hangar and Graner. Apart from the performances, Africa Moment will also have various master classes in performing arts and will finish off with a huge closing party including workshops for children, performances, a market and much more.
Tickets come at a range of prices, from free events to the full pass, which will cost €240. You can check out all of the information on the Africa Moment website.
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