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  • 21.09.2023, 11:00 AM
  • 22.09.2023, 11:00 AM
  • 23.09.2023, 03:00 PM

von Luana Madikera

Open Air Dance Performance

Age 6 and over / Year 1 and above

Venue: Apfelsinenplatz (Berlin-Neukölln)

Roots stand for strength and resistance, but also for security and anchoring, for cohesion and growth. “Wurzala” is the Old High German term for this. The dancers Luana Madikera and Arnold Toko lead us on a search for movements that reflect characteristics of roots. They combine West African, Afro-Caribbean and contemporary dance and ask: How can we understand the complex connections and ramifications of life using roots? Can we find solutions with our bodies when our roots are under pressure? How can we become stronger together – just like a web of roots?

To develop the duet, they engage in an intensive exchange with a school class to explore the concept of cohesion and resilience through movement with the young audience.

Idea, choreography, dance: Luana Madikera
Co-choreography, dance: Arnold Toko
Composition, live music: Jarita Freydank
Stage and costume design: Jaq Lisboa
Dramaturgy: Amelie Mallmann
Production management: Falk Grever


A production of Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum Berlin as part of the RAUSGEHEN project, funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. In cooperation with Berlin Mondiale and the Evangelische Kirchengemeinde in Gropiusstadt.