Question of Day 5
What did you personally take with you from this Framewalk and why?
Honesty, a lot of honesty was shared during the workshop and among the people. Faraz
Self confidence and the desire to try new things. Leo
I am going away with having developed myself. Julio
I learnt the importance of using what I feel to create movements. Eugenio
Since the first day love was in everything that everybody shared, so I take love with me. Estreanty
I am filled with the knowledge of using my body to express myself. Matanyane
Togetherness, I felt oneness was given by all. Oswaldo
Creativity shared by all the participants. Maxime
I learned a lot as a dancer, I feel stronger and more secure now to face the future. Judith
Freedom to try new things and engage with new people. Sufaida
The collective spirit of the group, the togetherness as family and the cold rain. Paulo
The ability to adopt to challenging situations and new people. Teya
The knowledge that my body can always go for more and not be afraid of my body. Marie-Lena
My dance instructor made me aware of my insecurity and told me to work hard to trust myself in the future. Tyshea
The fact that this whole week just passed in a twinkle, it gives me the sense of here now, then gone. I learnt to take in every moment as it comes. Marisa
The encouragement that there is nothing like failing. Just try as you try and you are already in it, doing it. Lisa
Group Dynamic, I learnt to connect my ideas with other people’s and make it one. NBC
The need to be flexible in my creative process, also how to create and present in a short time. Edna
The knowledge that in dance even though we use our body we also use our imagination (Soul). Louisa
The experience of reaching a goal through flexibility and openess within a group. It provides freedom for creativity, thus creating joy of living. Magdalena
Question of Day 4
If this space was gender, which gender would it be and why?
Male This space to me breathes in and out just like men at work. Paulo
Female It has a softness and is so delicate that it leads us to float with thoughts and feelings to the extreme. Eugenio
Female It has the ability to take in and give birth. Oswaldo
Female It opens itself to receive all (artists) who come in, willing to learn. Julio
Male This space has a lot of energy, almost the same as I get from my father Luisa
Female Since this space reminds me most of my mother, who influenced me the most from childhood on. Faraz
Male I find this space demanding, just like men. Magdalena
I dont care if this space is male or female, I just care this space is good, forget about gender. Estreanty
This space has no gender for me, gender is dead. Lisa
Male & Female I think this spcae is a mix of both in one. Matanyane
Gender Fluid it’s constantly in motion and everything. Teya
Female Femininity is love, intuition, creativity and peace, just like this space. Tyshea
Male & Female The union in this space shows no gender, this space is neutral. NBC
Male & Female In general this space forms a single body of both. Judith
This space for me has no gender, it’s not relevant, we are souls. Marisa
Transgender it has a human atmosphere with no clear definition, Marie-Lena
Female Like in the arms of a loving mother, it brings us together, no matter who we are or where we’re from. Leo
Male I am attracted by the male gender and this space attracts me likewise. Sufaida
Female It gives birth and creates new life. This space begets and creates performanes. Maxime
This space is of a third gender, gender free and free of sterotypes. Edna
Question of Day 3
Which movement/action/sound represents this space to you and why?
Hug Makes me feel more connected when I am here with everyone. Estreanty
Fight I feel this is a challenge for me to find success in my life in theatre. Sufaida
A higher movement with the chest in the air, like an explosion of creativity.
Couragious movement It helps me to enjoy all different positions. With fear I could not enjoy this space, so fear nothing when you move. Edna
Fluid Movement I feel myself travelling in space and I have moments of learning. Judite
Jump Every leap is a renewal of a deeper feeling of reality and imagination, Eugenio
Distance sound Almost too quiet to be heard, but filling this space with its presence. Leo
Openess A mental and physical focus that is ready to give and receive. Oswaldo
Bird This sound of sound means freedom and peace to me. I get that in this space. NBC
Chest out This movement allows me to look up in the air to feel this space. Paulo
A bass guitar Is the heart beat of music to me. This sound represents this space to me. Julio
Squatting To me it’s a movement of submission to learn and give. Luisa
Fast Walking During the warm up session, it creates an amazing energy. Lisa
Feet Stumping it grounds me so I can establish a balance in my spirit. Tyshea
Hugging The way we all can hug each other when we are together. Matanyane
Rain drops They are all on their own, but together they are stronger and the best version of themselves. Maxime
A Spiral movement It sucks all potentials of the group in. Magdalena
Thrumm, thrumm, thrumm like a steady constant heart beat. Teya
Spontaneous movement, the jumping with blind fold in this space is therapeutic, get to know myself and to build up my confidence. Marisa
Question of Day 2
Which emotion represents this space to you and why?
Loss: We never know where we are going, we just go. Marisa
Happiness: It’s like my world and makes me feel so good. Oswaldo
Anxious: The different artistic expressions and the everyday things I see here take my breath away. Eugenio
Curiosity: It’s like a new place i want to explore with the people around me. Leo
Joy: I am always surrounded by creative people of truth. Judite
Nostagia: I like the challenge this spcae brings with every little thing it comes with. Edna
Happiness: The activities that happen in this space bring me lots of excitement. Julio
Pain: I am challenged to answer questions everyday. Teya
Uncertain: This space seems uncertain, but the people, the ideas and new experiences openit up. Maxime
Desire: I have the feeling to take in all the spirits of the different people. Magdalena
Warmness: Like hot chocolate on a cold day. Lisa
Happiness: It’s green and i can breath the freshness into me. Luisa
Peace of Mind: It’s a quiet place and different from my own city. NBC
Happiness: Two different cultures together, I find that unique and it makes me happy. Paulo
Nostalgic: Many beautiful things are happining, so much pleasure and struggle at the same time. Tyshea
Empathy: So many things are coming to me, I just open myeslf to them. Marie-Lena
Nostalgic: Remembering the rich days i spent with all these beautiful souls. Faraz
Love: Whenever I get here i find myself, then I find people who share love in different ways artistically. Estreanty
Happiness: I feel like a kid here,I can dance, play and laugh so much as though we were brothers and sisters, young and old. Sufaida
INVITATION TO THE OPENING OF KABAWIL’s [WA:|WA:] FESTIVAL.
The Festival begins at 6pm with a unique introduction to the work of Kabawil.
7pm final presentation of Framewalk Maputo/Düsseldorf: dance, music, theatre on internal and external geographies
Framewalk Düsseldorf: exploring emotional geographies inside out
Framewalk will be opening the [wa:|wa:] festival.
Bringing together performers from Maputo/Mozambique and Düsseldorf, this cross cultural workshop week has enabled performing artists and students from different cultures and countries to explore, compare and transpose their internal and external geographies in the Kabawil space.
Fri. 6 Oct. at 6 pm at Flurstraße 11 (Hinterhof) 40235 Düsseldorf
Question of the Day: One
A twinheaded orange bird coming from far to bring us its message. Faraz
Diversity in unity Different and interesting people, who respect each other with no prejudices. Tyshea
Rain Beaten by rain, you get wet and feel cold. It gives an unusual feeling of freshness. Maxime
Environment It feels real and I experience it. Matanyane
Interaction All realities, things and people interact with emotion. Edna
Peace It makes me feel at home, as in my country, a mix of nature and houses. Sufaida
Earth The land is welcoming and makes me feel at home. Paulo
Peace It provides a possiblility to rest on a long travel. Magadalena
Tranquility The green of the trees and the singing of the birds gives me this feeling. Eugenio
Love A lov that everyone shares with one another. Estreanty
Happiness and Curiosity The expectation of something new and the desire to go deeper into what is given. NBC
Creativity I get an artistic feeling, so sacred in the context of soul, body and spirit. Oswaldo
Rules Specific activities to be taking place at specific times. Julio
Alive A living space that keeps changing with sensitivity and influence. Leo
Peace and Happiness People here give me positive energy and gladden my soul. Luisa
Love The energy here is togetherness without judgement. Lisa
Excitement We are so many people around with different creative energies. Marie Lena
The Studio It’s magical when different ingredients make a great omlet. The ingredient being different people. At the end something great is created. Marisa
Heartbeat It feels warm and every thing is connected. Teya
Rhythm It leads me in and around and brings me in and out of this space. Judite
framewalk 2017 in Düsseldorf with a team of young students and art instructors from Germany and Mozambique will be part of Kabawil’s [wa:|wa:] Festival. Find out more about the festival here»». More about framewalk soon here on this website.
How will you describe Framewalk in reference to space?
A big mall made up of different cubicles. Miracle
A place for meeting new people, working and sharing experiences. Enis
A place full of great people with diverse cultures. Victor
A state of mind that learns and experiences diversity with desire to share. Bukunmi
A place for collecting and distributing information. Jacob
A place where there is nothing like impossibility. Yakubu
An arena of multiple talents. Akambo
An opportunity to use your creativity and ideas with people. Wonder
A school where various disciplines are taught and talents nurtured. Alfred
A unified body consisting of different ideas and opinions. Benedicta
Which sense represents the place you researched and why?
Sight. I was able to move towards certain different directions and things. Esther
Touch. I felt their pain, joy and laughter through my muscles. Adele
Sight, a place full of different varieties. Alfred
Sight. They have a leader and imitate what he does. Wonder
Hear. There were different sounds that made the ambiance unique. Bukunmi
Hear. People made the same sound but in different variations. Awa
Hear. The heartbeat of the slam lay in the stories I listened to. Enis
Touch. The heat from the sun was controlling my movement. Marie-Lena
Smell. A peculiar smell that was easy to identify but difficult to trace. Evelyn
Humour. Serious issues were tackled in a light hearted manner. Akambo
Hear. It was easy to identify different sounds. Angelina
Describe the space you researched in one sentence please.
37 trotro station, Marina Mall, Estate temporary dwellings.
A place that breeds loves. Ato
Crowded but filled with empowerment and togetherness. Suh
Loud and chaotic on one side and very calm on the other. Angelina
A place of convergence for traders, buyers and public transportation. Seyram
Leaving a mark is great but tapping from the environment is key. Esther
Very busy with business. Akambo
An organised chaos. Miracle
Old and rusty, though vivid and alive in each corner. Enis
Survival of the fittest. Bannerman
If space was a colour, what colour would it be and why?
BUKUNMI: White It is a unified colour. It allows different imprints and gives my audience the opportunity to find themselves in my space.
ANGELINA: Yellow It is bright and open.
SAMUEL: Black It signifies power. This gives me the ability to explore within my space.
YAKUBU: Black It represents courage. It reminds me of the struggle of my fore-fathers.
ATO: Brown It gives me a sense of connection between the seen and the unseen.
ALICIA: Red It’s colourful and broadens my horizon. Giving me the ability to be more creative