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Dances of the present

Equipped only with a small video camera, a sound recorder and my dancing body I got to know new friends in Grand Popo. For me, the dances that I participated in during my time in Villa Karo was a part of a continuous, international and intercultural exchange. In this text I want to discuss dancing […]

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Vendors of all things

In a nocturnal landscape, abandoned and deserted petrol stations. The story you find is never the one you expect from the outset. I could not envision a sense of a nearly total disability of verbal communication, though I knew I lacked any knowledge of the local languages. You get along with French but my french […]

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