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Mouvoir / Stephanie Thiersch & The Jitta Collective
Kenya, Germany

“A fashion concert which breaks in upon the audience like a natural force,” the Westdeutsche Zeitung wrote about Chombotrope, a co-operation of Kenyan Jitta Collective and Cologne choreographer Stephanie Thiersch. This African-European team asks itself: “What is the outfit of the future?” In a playful, subversive way our perspective changes in Chombotrope, that unites voguing, dance, rap, drums and turntables. Tradition and annexed cultural artefacts and symbols are intertwined to create new narratives that lead to a fascinating, inspiring mix of futuristic identities.

Project-initiation & idea: Kefa Oiro, Stephanie Thiersch
Concept: The Jitta Collective

Dj Elephant Power (alias Nicolas Baudoux) – music composition, turntablism, Belgium
Marie Zoe (Marie Buchholz) – voguing, singing, choreography, Germany
Alexandra Naudet – dance, performance, choreography, France
Dodo NKishi – music composition, drums, beatboxing/singing, Germany
Kefa Oiro – dance, choreography, concept, Kenya
Georgina Philp – voguing, choreography, Germany
N’deye Seck – music composition, drums, Senegal
Stephanie Thiersch – direction, choreography, text, Germany
Xenson (alias Ssamson Ssenkaaba) – art, fashion design, poetry, Uganda
Musical support: Checkmate Mido alias Mido Dembebe, Kenya and Judith Namacheke Bwire, Kenya
Voguing Support: House of Melody (Berlin/Düsseldorf), artzone dancers (Nairobi)
Dramaturgy/Scientific Support: Alexandra Karentzos Mode & Ästhetik, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Production MOUVOIR e.V. Germany & Tuchangamke Group, Kenya.
In coproduction with Akademie der Künste der Welt / Köln in the frame of PLURIVERSALE VII, tanzhaus nrw, Nairobi Festival of Performance and Media Arts – NFPMA and Goethe Institut – Internationaler Koproduktionsfonds.
Cooperation partner freihandelszone – Ensemblenetzwerk Köln, GoDownArtsCenter, Nairobi.
Funded by: Kunststiftung NRW, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) Koproduktionsförderung Tanz aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln.



02/11/2019 21:00


€ 26 / 17


Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-zaal


SPRING in Autumn 2019 


Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Language: not applicable

Tickets via ssbu.nl

Combo ticket
Saturday 2 November: Cuckoo & Chombotrope

Price: € 38 / 24.
Only available by calling the box office of Stadsschouwburg at +31 30 2302023.



& more

Chombotrope stelt vragen over macht, eigendom en de toekomst Chombotrope: opening questions on power, ownership and the future

An interview with Stephanie Thiersch and Kefa Oiro about the fashionconcert Chombotrope.



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