wed. 04. oct. | FESTIVITETEN
JAZZ AINT NOTHING BUT SOUL | TABANKA DANCE | NORWAY
A fierce, rhythmic, and powerful experience from the first dance company in Norway that specialized in dance originating from African and Caribbean dance traditions.
TIME & LOCATION
04. okt., 19:00 – 20:00
Festiviteten, Kong Olav V's gate 1, 6508 Kristiansund, Norway
ABOUT THE EVENT
The performance is based on the origins of jazz, which in its time was called the devil's music and dance, and not least for "black noise". Traditional rhythms and melodies from jazz's African roots are explored in a symbiotic interplay between dance and music.
All music is originally written for the performance and is inspired by jazz, soul, spirituals as well as African polyrhythmic traditions. The dancers and musicians play in the soul of jazz and uncover gripping stories of survival and dignity in the face of inhumane situations such as slavery, segregation, apartheid, and modern racism.
Welcome to an Afro-Caribbean dance experience for the entire sensory apparatus!
Contributing: Artistic director and choreographer:
Thomas Talawa Prestø
Sika Masters Heien
Composer and songwriter:
Percussion and instruments:
Siv Iren Misund
Stian Ehiabhi Omole Jensen
Charlotte Sally Johansen