This public performance and panel discussion will draw on the project Kunda, which uses African dances to address racism in public space, asking how performance can ethically “exhibit” “black” bodies and African tradition beyond exoticism. The event will articulate testimonies from artists experiencing exclusion and discrimination, and scholars bringing their knowledge about the history of blackness in dance. The event is hosted by the Project THoR, an initiative launched by the Walter Benjamin Kolleg aiming at establishing a discussion of concrete ways to build bridges between academia and the public, individual research and participation, analytical and engaged scholarship.
Participants: Pascale Altenburger (panelist), Dr. Ruramisai
Charumbira (moderator), André Dramé (dancer, panelist),
Dr. Rohit Jain (panelist), Abou Konté (musician), Ibou
N’diaye (musician), Dr. Claire Vionnet (facilitator, dancer),
Prof. Dr. Christina Thurner (panelist), & guests
The event is followed by an apéro.
Limited number of participants. Registrations at
For all activities that take place within the framework of
the University there is a certificate requirement.
Hosted by THoR