Djibi-Badjep (Go-Return) is a technique of work, specific to the dancer Djokam Tamo Agathe. By the name of this technique, she associates the origins of her mother (‘Djibi’ meaning ‘go’ in Batoufam language) and those of her late father (‘Badjep’ meaning ‘return’ in Baham language).
Djibi-Badjep is an inner process that begins alone, then goes to another before finally returning to oneself, in order to find the point of view, expression, or language closest to the individual and the collective. This workshop is mainly focused on the deep, free, and confident energy that can be a drive to explore all the possible movements within the body.
Since 2017, Agathe Djokam Tamo has been refining the contours of this process related to self-questioning; based on the relationship between self and the other, between the known and the unknown, between the inner and outer trip - and all of this in an energy close to the beings that we are.
Agathe writes “I dare with this process Djibi-Badjep to question and understand my body, accept it and find answer to questions such as:
Why do I dance?
For whom and how?
How do I put my dance to the service of art and society?
Among many, by gestures close of each body present, some questions targets of this process work are:
Who are you?
Why are you there?
What do you wish to receive and give?
What you live now and how can you transform it positively?
What do you need or want to share before leaving this space?"
city moves is a workshop series in various urban locations. It is an outdoor celebration of the Tanzkongress with the citizens of Mainz in all weathers. The dance workshops will be led by local dancers from the Rhine-Main area and by international guests of the Tanzkongress. Proceeding from the themes, questions and choreographic approaches of their own practice, the invited artists create movement formats that bring experienced dancers and dance enthusiasts together in public space.
The city moves begin a few weeks before the Tanzkongress, and will be led by dancers of tanzmainz and the Staatstheater Mainz dance educator, Marina Grün. city moves takes place every day during the Tanzkongress. The workshop series is divided into city moves for children and city moves for all. It is free of charge for all participants.
Concept and Curation: Marina Grün