Tanz der Kulturen
Tanz der Kulturen e.V. (Dance of Cultures) is a collective of dancers, musicians, educators and therapists who develop and run socio-cultural and educational projects in the field of dance and music. The collective’s goal is to make African dance traditions and live music accessible to people of all ages and of different social and cultural backgrounds. The fundamental idea is based on building communities across language and cultural barriers through the medium of dance. The character-strengthening dimension of African dance makes it possible to encounter oneself and others in a new light, beyond prejudice. The collective was initiated by the Bangoura Group, an international team of artists and educators. It is a member of the Verband der Freien Darstellenden Künste Hamburg (Hamburg Collective of Independent Performing Arts)and the Deutscher Berufsverband für Tanzpädagogik(The German Association for Dance Education).
The members of the collective, both musicians and dancers, come from various countries in Africa, South America, and Europe. Their creative practice is supported by a professional team of photographers, video artists, cultural managers, communication designers, choreographers, set designers, and costume designers.
You can download our charter here.