Rue Princesse Festival

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Country and Region Cote d'IvoireLagunes
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Abidjan, Lagunes, Cote d'Ivoire
Festival Contact Information

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin, Germany
Phone + 49 - (0)30 - 397 87 0
Fax +49 - (0)30 - 394 86 79

Festival Description

By day its an average street in the heart of the West African metropolis Abidjan. But when the sun goes down and the bars, restaurants and clubs open, the Rue Princesse transforms into the center of the nocturnal worldthe “Champs-Élysées” of the Ivory Coast (taz). At night, the sound systems are pumped up for a new urban lifestyle, DJs and dancers compete for the Moment of Glory against the social, political and economic crises in the country. The artist duo Gintersdorfer / Klassen, who have been traveling throughout the Ivory Coast for several years, have produced a unique festival from this blend of European and African artists: with videos, performances and animation, with theater and dance.

Festival Dates September 2 - 4, 2010
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Festival Events:

Programming 2010:
  • Thursday September 2, 2010, 6:00pm, at Société and Animation
    • What is white? What is black? An evening about clichés, social differences, and the fine art of partying.
  • Friday, September 3, 2010, 6:00pm, at Politics, Showbiz, and Art
    • Are African politicians the better actors? Is there such a thing as black feminism? Do Coupé Décalé and Electro suite one another?
  • Saturday, September 4, 2010, 6:00pm, at Dance and Jet Set
    • Can Europeans dance? Is reality more important than illusions? How expressive dance, the courage to do performance art, and music evolve into a subversive system.


Practical Info:

Tickets 2010:
  • Day ticket
    • 13/concessions €10
  • Late Night ticket (from 23h)
    • €5
  • Festival ticket
    • €25
  • Online ticket sales


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