Cultural exchange

Christopher Cozier: "My sketchpads have become my studio"

March 2009 -

The work of Trinidad artist, editor and researcher Cozier's work is characterised by his strong engagement with the post-colonial Caribbean.

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Festival sur le Niger in Mali: a true folk festival

February 2009 -

In Segou everybody can enjoy the festival, which has a cultural purpose as well as an economic one.

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Emotional play about South African macho culture

February 2009 -

It's a man's world uncovers an urgent problem in South Africa: the traditional macho behaviour is no longer fitting in a changing society in which women live more as equals with men.

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Shared Rhythms from Benin and Suriname

February 2009 -

Okobua from Surinam was linked with Percus Nomades from Benin for a Dutch tour. It turned out to be a cooperation which highly inspired both companies.

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Muhanad Rasheed: "I am Iraqi, but I still struggle with what this means"

January 2009 -

Two and a half years ago the Baghdad-native fled to Jordan, then to Syria before settling in Amsterdam in 2008. The greatest challenge now for the dancer/choreographer is juggling Iraqi culture and his new European reality. 

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Success for intercultural puppet theatre in Indonesia

January 2009 -

The puppet show On a journey was staged in December 2008 in Jogjakarta. It was a special collaboration between Indonesian, Mexican and Australian puppeteers, who all share a great passion for their craft.

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Successful meeting of independently operating Asian artists

January 2009 -

Writers, artists, film makers and actors shared opinions and practical information about their working conditions during the conference Culture Asia: Connecting Asian Cultural Actors held late in December 2008 in Bangalore, India.

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La Paz Ibero–American Capital of Culture 2009

January 2008 -

The city authorities are doing everything possible to showcase both the city's Ibero-American character and the local cultural diversity during the festivities.

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Free Dimensional: operating on the cutting edge between art and human rights

January 2009 -

Todd Lester of Free Dimensional explains how his organization tries to promote social justice by offering activists facilities in art residencies.

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Pichet Klunchun continues to invest in contemporary Thai dance

December 2008 -

The recently awarded Thai choreographer works all over the world, besides promoting the dance culture in his own country.

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