Be-troit Performance/Poetry/Hip Hop Detroit – Berlin

#Be-troit begins Sept. 11 2016 in Detroit and Ann arbor

#Be-troit, Performance/Poetry/Hip Hop Detroit – Berlin ist ein internationales Hip Hop/Poesie/Musik Austauschprogramm zwischen Detroit und Berlin, das zeitgenössische Formen der performativen Lyrik und Musik in den Blick nimmt und Neuproduktionen anstrebt. Es wurde von den Partnern University of Michigan - School of Social Work (Ann Arbor) und Gangway e.V. (Berlin)  entwickelt. Ausgehend von den Impulsen des Vorläufer-Projektes SPOKEN WOR:L:DS I, das 2013 und 2014 sechzehn Künstlerinnen und Künstler aus Nairobi und Berlin in einen produktiven Austausch brachte und dem darauf folgenden Projekt DExZA  welches das gleiche zwischen Künstlern aus Johannesburg und Berlin etablieren konnte, möchte es diese Form des erfolgreich erprobten und unter großer Publikumsbeteiligung stattgefunden internationalen Zusammenarbeit fortsetzen. Grundstein des Projektes bildet der kreative Austauschprozess, in den alle beteiligten Künstlerinnen und Künstler eintreten. Er vollzieht sich in Form intensiver Workshops mit gegenseitigen Übersetzungen, Aneigungen oder Kollaborationen. #Be-troit strebt auch nach der Übersetzung zwischen den Genres. Übersetzen kann man nicht ohne den – sozialen, politischen, geografischen – Kontext. Eindeutiges Verstehen ist prinzipiell unmöglich, es gibt immer eine Vielheit an Bedeutungen eines Wortes, einer Geste, eines Soundschnipsels – je nachdem, in welchen Zusammenhang man sie stellt. Sich (körper-)sprachlich begegnen, verweisen, verschieben, dekonstruieren, etwas ganz anderes meinen als man sagt, aus den mündlichen Archiven zusammenstückeln oder Beats, Lyrics und Breaks zitieren, zwischen umgangs-, fach- und fremdsprachlichen Codes wechseln und mit Bedeutungsebenen spielen, Travestien und Parodien erfinden, Stereotypen verbiegen – all das ist nicht nur permanentes Übersetzen, sondern Impuls zur Kreativität. Öffentliche Festivals, Konzerte, Lesungen, Performances und Gespräche finden in Detroit und Ann Arbor während des Aufenthalts der Künstler in Michigan statt (Informationen zu allen Veranstaltungen zeitnah hier sowie auf FB, Instagram und Twitter unter @betroitexchange) und in Berlin (April 2017) statt. Sie geben einen Einblick in die jeweiligen Hip Hop/Lyrik/Musik Szenen und präsentieren die neuen Produktionen aus den Workshops. Während der Aufführungen, die jeweils eine Auswahl der Teilnehmenden präsentieren, können die Zuschauenden nicht nur einen Abend im Grenzbereich von Musik und Lyrik erleben, sondern auch dem Prozess des Kultur- und Genretransfers nachspüren. Das Projekt produziert eine CD mit Studioaufnahmen aller Teilnehmenden und einen Dokumentarfilm. Beide werden in Berlin im April 2017 uhraufgeführt.

 

#Be-troit wird gefördert durch: Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung, Goethe Institut Chicago, Stiftung Luftbrückendank, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

 

# Be-troit, Performance / Poetry / Hip Hop Detroit - Berlin is an international Hip Hop / poetry / music exchange program between the cities of Detroit and Berlin which focusses on the contemporary forms of performative poetry and music and aspires new creations. It was developed by the partners at University of Michigan - School of Social Work (Ann Arbor) and Gangway e.V. (Berlin). Based on the impulses of the precursor project SPOKEN WOR: L: DS I, which brought sixteen artists from Nairobi and Berlin together in order to engage in a productive performance exchange in 2013 and 2014 and the subsequent project "DExZA" which was able to bring the same energy with artists Johannesburg and Berlin to large audiences in both cities, #Be-troit would like to continue this form of international creative exchange . Cornerstone of the project is the creative exchange process, which all participating artists enter into. It will take place in form of intensive workshops with mutual translations, adaptation or collaborations. # Be-troit also aspires to translate between the genres. Translation can not take place without the - social, political, geographical - context. Unique understanding is impossible in principle, there is always a multiplicity of meanings to a word, a gesture, a sound snippet - depending on the context in which one places them. To encounter (physically) linguistically, to move,  to deconstruct, to mean something completely different from what one is saying, to piece together from oral archives or quotes, beats, lyrics and breaks,  to switch between colloquial, professional and foreign language codes and in the process to play with layers of meaning, travesties and parodies, to invent stereotypes and/or bend them - all of this is not only permanent translation but impetus for creativity. Public festivals, concerts, readings, performances and discussions will take place in Detroit and Ann Arbor while the artists from Berlin stay in Detroit from Sept. 11 - Sept. 20 2016 (please find project related information on FB, Instagram and Twitter under @betroitexchange) and in Berlin (April 2017). During the performances in both cities spectators will be able to experience not only an evening at the cross section of music and poetry, they will also be able to trace the process of cultural/genre transfer. The project will produce a CD with studio recordings of all participants and a documentary. Both of which will premier in Berlin in April 2017th

 

 

# Be-troit is sponsored by: Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung, Goethe Institut Chicago, Stiftung Luftbrückendank, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Schedule

Sept 11 - Sept 20 2016 in Detroit and Ann Arbor, please like and/or follow @Betroitexchange on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for show schedule and activities  

 


Location

All over Detroit and Ann Arbor

 

Email: olad@gangway.de


#Be-troit countdown has officially begun

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