Moussa Issiaka

The performer Moussa Issiaka was educated in traditional West African dance in Togo and Senegal. He has been a performer-in-residence in Berlin (2008) and South Korea where he followed his passion to learn about other cultures through dance. Since 2011 he works as actor and assistant direction at Theater FOLLOWN in Hamburg. Since March 2015 he joined Thalia Theater Hamburg as a performer. Issiaka has worked with many international choreographers and companies – among others with Kyung eun Lee (South Korea), Dan Tchekpo (Germany), Merlin Nyakam (France/Cameroon), Opiyo Okach (Kenia) and Andréya Ouamba/1er Temps (Senegal), Theatrolibero (Hamburg) and since 2016 with the Bangoura Group. Moussa does not make any distinction between acting and dancing, between modern and African. In his workshops and performances he shows that the body, language and feeling are elements of  one impartible experience: “I dance because I want to tell stories with my body. Dancing in an African-contemporary way means to live integration. I have learnt a lot in Africa and Germany and enjoy passing on my knowledge now.