Sun 3rd June at Chapter Arts Centre
10am – 11.30am Ethio-fusion workshop with Destino Dance Company Ethiopia
11.45 Film Screening ADEY – movement means more
Followed by a discussion with Addisu and Junaid the founders of Destino Dance Company.

£10 (includes workshop, film screening and discussion)
Mail groundworkprocardiff@gmail.com to reserve your place.
Or to attend the film screening and discussion only, please book via Chapter by following this link.

 

Ethio-Fusion Workshop
DESTINO Dance Company has developed a technique, which fuses Ethiopian traditional dance movements with contemporary dance techniques. It’s our way of sharing Ethiopian traditional dance and our culture with others, as well as exploring the richness and unique form of the culture. Ethio-fusion dance workshops are designed for everyone and offer a chance for participants to learn new steps and have fun. Beyond learning new movements, it opens a door to explore different ideas and ways to create and identify personal ways of moving.

Alongside this exciting workshop we are premiering a stunning documentary film created by Destino Dance Company.

 

ADEY – ‘Movement means more’
An exploration of Ethiopian culture through dance.

A documentary film about Ethiopian cultural dance and its stories seen through the eyes of DESTINO Dance Company.

In 2016 DESTINO was awarded a grant from European Union to lead an 18 month project, with the aim of preserving and promoting Ethiopian cultural dance. DESTINO travelled to seven different regions of Ethiopia to document and investigate the dance tradition that exists in each region. Along the way the research team met and learnt so much from the different ethnic groups, who shared their stories and showed us their dance. Our journey and the experiences we gained were enormous and opened our eyes to our own culture. This documentary film uncovers the hidden stories and inspiration behind the different tribe’s traditional movements. It takes us to remote places in Ethiopia and shows us the journey of ADEY from research to the first international dance Festival in Ethiopia and an epic collaboration with 80 dancers from all over Ethiopia.

Following the film there will be a discussion with Addisu and Junaid, the founders of Destino Dance Company.

An access fund is available for Wales based artists who may need assistance with travel, accommodation, childcare, costs associated with disabled access or other costs incurred.