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She Poems: Spanish-Namibian Contemporary Dance

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The Embassy of Spain, Casa Africa and the College of the Arts, are looking for Namibian female artists (experienced dancers, performance artists, poets, actresses) aged 21 and over interested in taking part in “She Poems”, a Spanish-Namibian cultural cooperation project which will be presented in Windhoek from 3 until 12 April.

The programme: “She Poems” in Namibia:

- 3 April: Masterclass Workshop: aimed at Namibian female artists. One of them will be selected to shoot a short film and prepare the final performance together with Aïda.

- 4 till 10 April: rehearsals of Aïda and the selected artist.

- 11 April: outdoor short film shooting.

- 12 April: final presentation (7.30 till 9.30, College of the Arts, Fidel Castro St, free entrance until full capacity), including short film screenings, dance performance and exchange of views with the audience.

“She Poems” is a contemporary art project implemented by Aïda Colmenero, in Africa with creative African women which has produced workshops, dance short films, dance photographs and contemporary dance pieces (solos and duets). The creative process is based on poems written by women, universal realities transformed into poetry in motion. “She Poems” is a tribute to African women, the expression of their own identity, giving them a voice which is expressed through dancing.

The director, Aïda Colmenero Díaz, was born in Madrid and has studied in Spain and Senegal, Drama, Dance, Anthropology and Audio-visual university studies. The founder of Lanla Acogny Dance technique, she created “The March”, the first international dance training on Germaine Acogny technique.

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