African circle sessions

Originally music and dance were part of community gatherings and celebrations, and in many African cultures they still are. Here in the west music and dance somehow got separated. They became different disciplines and art forms that we tend to present on a podium (to look at or to listen to).
In African Circle Sessions we gather with music and dance professionals in the circle to bring live music and dance back into the circle as a way to connect more deeply with ourselves, each other and spirit.

We are now planning new sessions. As soon as they are planned, we will send out an e-mail (give your email by clicking the STAY UPDATED-button on this page) and inform you on this webpage.


This session



Friday Afternoon
7 JUNE 2024 in Utrecht
16.00-19.00 o’clock
Stay for podluck dinner afterwards

This session is open for all ages

This session is guided by
Mieke Koldewee (dance)
Christophe (dance & percussion)
Edouard (dance & percussion)
Jeroen Wandemaker (percussion)

16.00 – 16:15

ARRIVAL
Time to come in

14:30 – 18:30

BENIN CIRCLE DANCE
Ground yourself with the typical Bénin rhythm
Circle dance & movement research
Guided by live music

18:45 – 19:00

CONTEMPORARY DUET
Christophe & Edouard
will share a
contemporary
dance performance


Presented by

Eeach session will be musically guided by a selection of musicians that are connected to African Circle Sessions. Here we present the artists that are connected to our initiative up till now.

Mieke Koldewee (dance & voice)

Amara Diabate (kora & drums)

Daniel Okiror (adungu & more)

Kodjo Agbodjalou (doundoun)

Jeroen Wandemaker (percussie)

Ousmane Seye (drums)

Israel Kalungi (drums & more)

Jotha (guitar & voice & bowls)

Edouard
(dance & percussion)

Christophe
(dance & percussion)


Prices

We want to be open for people with different financial situations. So different prices are offered.
With the support ticket you make it possible for people to join for the budget price.
We trust you choose the price that fits your situation. If you cannot afford our budget price, please contact us. We trust we find a solution.
All our prices include 21% VAT ánd the guidance of live-music.

regular € 40,-
budget € 30,- (for people living on a tight budget)
support € 50,- (for people living on a wide budget)
children (age 4-12) € 10,-
youth (age 13-17) € 20,-

If you wish to just visit the CONTEMPORARY DUET
Welcome to join us from 18.30 o’clock and share your donation afterwards


Location


Community Overvloed,
Arkansasdreef 20
Danszaal 2A
3565 AR Utrecht