7 December 2008

Diplomacy

July 2008

Andreya Ouamba from Senegal returns to Woking to collaborate with UK-based Canadian Matthias Sperling to create an artistic dialogue across cultures inspired by the space and light of the contemporary architecture of The Lightbox.

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This installation performance will be the culmination of a week’s residency working with southeast-based dance artists, exploring themes of dance as a universal language, whether each dancer has a special individual dialect or if there are conditions necessary to understand each other.

This commission is part of Woking Dance Festival’s Dance Dialogue programme, focusing on developing international relationships between African and UK-based artists.

The video clip shows part of the Diplomacy installation and finale improvisation.