Mawimbi – Shifting frequencies,Tanzania 2020
Choreographic Commission in Tanzania – September 2020 🇹🇿
Mawimbi – Shifting Frequencies was a creative exploration of the human vibrations in urban setting. The piece was inspired by Johnny’s birthplace of La Rochelle, a coastal city in southwestern France and capital of the Charente-Maritime department, and by Dar es Salaam, the largest city in East Africa and former capital of Tanzania. The Creative Team of French and Tanzanian artists researched, devised and created a multidisciplinary performance combining video projections, soundscapes and choreography presented at Alliance Française of Dar es Salaam during the 14th edition of the Time 2 Dance festival on 17-19 September 2020.
This project was the continuation of AutinDT’s exciting East African Culture Exchange that we have been developing in partnership with MUDA Africa and several other partner organisations, artists and festivals in Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda since 2016. ‘Mawimbi – Shifting Frequencies’ was commissioned by Time 2 Dance Festival (MUDA Africa) in partnership with the Alliance Française of Dar es Salaam using funding provided by the Institut Français.
We thought we’d share with you a short video of the last few breathes and the last few waves of this multidisciplinary live performance that took place at part of Time 2 Dance 2020. WATCH HERE
Concept/Direction: Johnny Autin
Assistant Director: Solène Weinachter
Muda Africa Dancers: Tadhi Alawi, Mwamgeni Mambo, Katherine Mkude, Halima Masoud, Batromeo James, Godfrey Gerald, Grace Maheli, Gwakisa Kingdom, Khalifa Issa, Ulonzi Shabani, Rehema Ally, Said Mohamed, Salim Ally, Yasin Mohamed, Ahmed Elias, Dismas John, Enock Jostar, Eric Mahimbo, Fatuma Bwanali, Faudhia Mohamed, Frederick Sanga, Hassan Salum, Ikram Mumba, Jackson Sigalla, Johnson Gama, Jumaa Said, Mahmoud Mbega, Marina Yusuph, Maurid Casto, Omari Kassim, Peter Juma, Peter Voice, Rabia Mohamed, Rajabu Zange & Winfrida Magige
MUDA Africa Artistic Director: Jumbe Mwaisunga
MUDA Africa Team: Rachel Kessi , Salehe , Wema Williams & Helen Gasper
Filmmakers: Maxime Dollo & Minzi Mims
Editor: Minzi Mims
Music Composer & Editor: Jafary Bandukine