Art Worldwide

Explosion of stimulation for the senses

October 2007 -

Opera Jawa is a fascinating performance that showcases many types of art.

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Independent dance is gaining ground in Ecuador

September 2007 -

Wilson Pico (Ecuador, 1949) is considered one of the most important pioneers of contemporary dance in Ecuador. A conversation about experimental dance and the national cultural policies of Ecuador.

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Artists and the new urban aesthetic in Almaty

September 2007 -

The city of Almaty in Kazakhstan recently was the scene of a multimedia exhibit about the dizzying pace of urban transformation.

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Love and rebellion in Beijing

September 2007 -

Summer Palace is a touching and moving – at times unclear – love story situated during the Chinese student rebellions in the 1980s.

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The man who gave the world African jazz

September 2007 -

For the Power of Culture Ghanese journalist and photographer Nana Kofi Acquah made a portrait of Ghanaba, the founder of African jazz.

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Photo exhibition celebrates new Ethiopian millennium

September 2007 -

Ethiopian and Dutch photographers offer a contemporary view of Ethiopia in a collective exhibition.

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Kathak innovator Akram Khan: "The end of classical ballet is nigh"

August 2007 -

In his work the London-born Bengali mixes modern and traditional dance, sometimes described as 'contemporary kathak'. His style however has nothing to do with Indian folklore.

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MASA is back

August 2007 -

MASA, the Marché des Arts du Spectacle Africain in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, has provided Africa with a showcase for its performing arts and a forum for continental unity since 1993. The festival takes place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, and is also going on the road for the first time.

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Leading part for Kurdish culture

August 2007 -

Half Moon, the successful film by Kurdish Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi, has been banned in his own homeland because of 'separatist elements'. The ban is already strongly affecting Ghobadi's career.

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African architectures: plural, not singular

July 2007 -

The conference African Architecture Today, held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana was drawn to a close on the 8th of June 2007. Speakers and participants were present to try to define African architecture and the state it is in at present.

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