KAHWA Meeting in Abidjan
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
March 6-9, 2020

KAHWA Meeting in Abidjan

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    KAHWA COMES BACK FOR A 3RD EDITION IN ABIDJAN

    The next KAHWA Meeting will be held in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) from March 6 to 9, 2020, in partnership with and in the frame of RICA– Intercultural Circus Encounters and MASA – Abidjan Performing Arts Market. 

    • RICA (Rencontres Interculturelles du Cirque d’Abidjan) 

    The Intercultural Meetings of Abidjan Circus is the first circus festival of Ivory Coast. It puts its population at the heart of artistic creation and create a unique moment of exchange and sharing to bridge people and cultures. Founded by La Fabrique Culturelle in partnership with l’Institut Français d’Abidjan. 

     

    • MASA (Marché des Arts du Spectacle d’Abidjan) 

    The MASA (Abidjan Market for Performing Arts) is a cultural platform for promoting African Performing Arts. Its main objectives are: to support creativity and good quality productions, to facilitate the movement of artists and their works within Africa and throughout the world and to train artists and key professionals in the production field.

     

     

    For more info on MASA

    If you are interested, please contact: laura.jude@artcena.fr

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    Pre-programme

    PRE-PROGRAMME [TO BE CONFIRMED]
    
    THURSDAY, MARCH 5

    [Optional]

    18:30-19:30: Company Zolobe (Institut français) / RICA

    20:00-22:00: Monboye (Institut français) / RICA

    22:00: Dinner

    23:00: Transfer to the hotel 

     

    FRIDAY, MARCH 6

    09:00-09:30: Arrival of participants (tea + coffee)

    09:30-09:45: Presentation of the state of the circus and street art in Africa

    09:45-10:00: Presentation of the mutation of circadian creation in Europe

    10:00-10:15: Artistic interlude: traditional group from Benin

    10:15-12:15: Workgroups - Participation to the professional meetings in the frame of the RICA (la Fabrique Culturelle) 

    4 Topics: 

    • Links and sources between traditional practices and contemporary circus
    • What circus apparatus to invent and maintain in Africa
    • What distribution on the continent?
    •  How to create new audiences?

     

    12:15-12:30: Artistic interlude: Traditional group from Gabon. 

    12:30-13:30: Lunch (Institut français with artists) 

    13:30-14:30: Group summaries

    14:30-14:45: Artistic interlude: traditional group from Niger

    14:45 - 15:45: Plenary session

    15:45-16:00: Artistic interlude: traditional group from Ivory Coast 

    16:00-18:30: Free time

    18:30-19:30: Ino Kollektiv (Institut français) / RICA

    20:00-22:00: Zip zap show (Institut français) / RICA

    22:00: Dinner 

    23:00: Transfer to the hotel

     

    SATURDAY, MARCH 7

    09:00-11:00: Meeting about the project Africa-Europe (Creative Europe) (La Fabrique Culturelle) 

    11:00-11:30: Transfer to Institut français

    11:30-12:30: Terya Circus show (Institut français) / RICA

    12:30-14:00: Lunch

    14:30-17:00: Visit of the “Ivoire Marionnettes” academy (Abata village) 

    17:30-18:00: Transfer to the MASA

    18:00-22:00: Inauguration of the MASA

    22:00: Dinner 

    23:00: Transfer to the hotel

     

    SUNDAY, MARCH 8

    Morning: MASA shows 

    13:00-14:00: Lunch 

    14:00-15:00: Networking/CIRCOFFEE

    15:00-15:30: Transfer to the craft centre

    15:30-17:30: Visit of the craft centre 

    17:30-18:00: Transfer to La Fabrique Culturelle

    18:00-21:00: RICA closing party Afrotronix / Canada Tchad (La Fabrique Culturelle) 

    21:00: Dinner

    22:30: Transfer to the hotel 

     

    MONDAY, MARCH 9

    11:00-13:00 - Roundtable: 

    The Circus and Public Art Landscape draws an uneven yet dynamic network across the continent, with leaders in creation (emerging artists and companies), training (Schools and School Projects) or diffusion (affirmation of new festivals). Why animate a regional network and how to strengthen the links between the operators of these sectors in Africa? Advantages, pitfalls, perspectives: how to build on the experiences of existing international networks?

    Afternoon: Departure of the delegation 

     

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