Práticas de Encontro – AGAMA-FO Workshop

Creation, Performance and Transcultural Contemporary Dance

The workshop AGAMA-FO: Creation, performance and transcultural contemporary dance, with Anani Sanouvi, is the fourth edition of the programme Práticas de Encontro [Practices of Encounter], organized by the Centre for Theatre Studies (CET/FLUL) and O Canto do Bode, in partnership with Forum Dança.  

Agama-Fo is a creative pedagogy and a research practice focused on the study, refinement, creation and representation of bodies-territories of resistance and resilience. The practice is highly sensorial and is based on the conceptual question “HOW TO KNOW?”. It is an intense physical and mental experience, a trans-sensory way of opening other doors and dormant knowledge.

The workshop consists of a set of practices with different levels of complexity developed from knowledge, specificities and principles derived from the dances of various African ethnic groups, intertwined with contemporary dance and performance in a wider artistic field.

Although based on dance practices, this learning path does not originate from choreographic premises, but from a performative relational basis. In addition to the practices, knowledge, perspectives and cultural contexts that stimulate an animist sensibility in the arts will be discussed. Both activities aim to expand perception and create new configurations of senses that can provide perspectives for reducing colonial damage in relation to artistic creation and its fundamental elements.

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