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africologne - dance and theater festival

The africologneFESTIVAL is the only theater, dance and discourse festival in Germany with an exclusively African focus. It is a platform for transnational, artistic exchange in an Afro-European network. The biennial festival is supported by the association afroTopia e.V.. In addition to inviting African productions, the association produces and co-produces with ensembles from African countries. The basic concerns of the africologneFESTIVAL include multiperspectivity in terms of content and aesthetics as well as complexity while maintaining diversity. It is about coexistence on an equal footing in a global world community, about the interpenetration of social developments that cannot be understood independently of one another, but only universally.

africologneFESTIVAL wants to create openness for cultural differences, enable the discovery of common themes and a transcultural dialogue at eye level.

To get an idea of our future, of the world that lies ahead of us, you only have to look to Africa.

Since its foundation, afroTopia e.V. has focused on the development of a transcultural artistic network between African and European actors. The goal is to achieve an intercultural gain in knowledge and to mutually engage in other ways of thinking and perceiving.

Art creates opportunities to preserve cultural heritage and to describe visions of the future, to develop them further in intercultural exchange and to carry them into the world. In this sense, the africologneFESTIVAL brings people from different cultures closer together and promotes a better mutual understanding.

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Samson - Veranstaltungsfoto by Nicky Newman
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