A contemporary German Dance Production titled “In The Skin Of The Other” was staged on November 30 at 7 pm at the Experimental Theatre Hall, BSA (Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy), Segunbagicha in the city.
Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, in collaboration with the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, invited this German Dance Production as a part of the Contemporary Dance Festival 2018, organised under the “Young Choreographers’ Platform 2018” project.
Dr. Kirsten Hackenbroch, Director, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh welcomed the attending audience and introduced the German-based Togolese choreographer Kossi Sebastien Aholou-Wokawui and his co-dancer friend Tomas Bünger, who is also the artistic director of the “Young Choreographers’ Platform 2018” project, initiated by Goethe-Institut Bangladesh. Dr. Hackenbroch also reiterated her gratitude to Liakat Ali Lucky, Director General of BSA for his outstanding support for the Young Choreographers’ Platform project and providing scope for artistic expression to the young talents on stage.
Later, Liakat Ali Lucky is his speech, highlighted the successful co-organisation of different events by the BSA and Goethe-Institut, in recent years and expressed his interest, to reorganise the just concluded “Contemporary Dance Festival” in the first quarter of 2019.
The German-based Togolese choreographer Kossi Sebastien Aholou-Wokawui was invited for the first time to present a German Dance Production in Bangladesh. “In The Skin Of The Other” is choreographed by Kossi Sebastien Aholou-Wokawui, and presented on stage by the choreographer himself along with the noted German choreographer and dancer Tomas Bünger. The performance depicts a transcultural dance dialogue, a choreographic initiation into the culture of the other that attempts to understand life through dance.