Afrovibes Festival 2013Festivals / Amsterdam
November 14-17, Various times, see programme
The 2013 Afrovibes Festival will take place across four days in Amsterdam, primarily at the MC Theater at the Westergasfabriek.
With a unique programme, this multi-disciplinary festival features young, urban and contemporary work from Africa.
About the venue
Amsterdam’s MC Theater is a metropolitan cultural centre for new storytellers where different disciplines come together.
Their productions and events work with theatre artists, actors, dancers, visual artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers.
Additionally, some portions of the Afrovibes Festival will also take palce at Amsterdam's Bijlmerpark Theater, Rotterdam's MAASPodium and Stadsschouwburg Utrecht.
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Still from "Between Us"
Still from "Wake Up" by Florent Mahoukou and Gregory Maqoma
Still from "Wake Up"
› "Between Us"
Fana Tshabalala focuses on a relationship between two strangers who meet in a city jungle inhabited by uncertainty, fragility and dependence. They feel each other, move around each other and finally develop a friendship. Fana Tshabalala won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Dance 2013.
› "Wake up"
Congolese choreographer and dancer Florent Mahoukou and South African maestro of modern dance Gregory Maqoma found the ingredients for "Wake Up" in the streets of the city in which they each live: Brazzaville and Johannesburg. "Wake Up" combines Brazzaville street dance with urban dance from Johannesburg, creating a colourful and lively combination of Congolese and South African urban dance rhythms.
› Afrovibes Festival Café
The heart of the festival is the Afrovibes Festival Café, a great place for a drink or some African food and to enjoy the Fringe programme, post-show talks, short performances and to meet festival artists. The cafe is a low-key environment for audiences and festival artists to have drinks and discussions, and listen to DJs and special musical guests. Beware: dancing might happen!