Specific people create specific problems (2017)

specific people create specific problems is a wild ride into the unknown. Five choreographers from five different countries in Africa, Europe and Asia team up to explore their otherness and alikeness. Temporary communities emerge as the result of this collaboration, resonating with the differences they have carved out. Through games of togetherness, physical poetry, songs and surprise they try to stick together. The performers oscillate between the visible and the invisible, the tangible and the abstract, constantly provoking and challenging the audience.


Choreography & Performance: Avatâra Ayuso, Fang Yun Lo, Israël Sunday Akpan, Judith Bwire Namacheke, Tian Rotteveel


Shifting Realities is a project of tanzhaus nrw (leading partner), École des Sables Toubab Dialaw, Senegal, and HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden. Associated partner: Festival On Marche in Marrakesh.

Funders and Supporters

Shifting Realities was funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation


28.01.17: Institut Francais in Dakar (Senegal)
04./05.02.17: tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf
07./08.02.17: HELLERAU, Dresden
07.-11.03.17: Festival On Marche in Marrakesh
01.09.2018: Tanmesse NRW