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Agathe Tamo Djokam | Residency

Switzerland | Dance

February 2020 — Dance

Agathe Tamo Djokam

Is one of the artists awarded a 2020 Pro Helvetia studio residency.

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Antigel - Africa, What's Up?

31 January - 2 February 2020

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Agathe Tamo Djokam is a Cameroonian dancer, choreographer and founder of the company Agathe Djokam and the association Corpo Symbiose. Agathe’s choreography is based on ongoing research into a technique called Djibi Badjep (Go and Return) which involves reflection on the body in a process of construction-deconstruction-reconstruction. Her background training is in hip-hop dance, which informs her current style of movement.

The first phase of her residency will take place in the context of the Antigel Festival in Geneva as part of the Africa, What’s Up? platform organised by SHAP SHAP. Agathe will participate in a festival residency where artists from Africa, Switzerland and England will exchange, dialogue and network. She will also perform her piece Energie, which transcends life’s complexities with flashes of hip-hop, contemporary and traditional African dance, as part of the dance programme sub-titled Bamako, What’s Up? This programme is guest-curated by Tidiani N’Diaye, choreographer and founder of BAM festival in Bamako, and will take place at Tu-Theatre De L’usine on 31 January and 1 February 2020.

In a second phase of her residency later in the year, Agathe looks to develop her work A qui le tour? with Swiss choreographer Foofwa in Geneva.

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