Rue Princesse

2010, Sep 02 — 04

For three days, the Côte d'Ivoire's legendary Rue Princesse visits Berlin. A festival by Gintersdorfer/Klaßen featuring dance, theater, performances, fashion, and parties.

By day it’s an average street in the heart of the West African metropolis Abidjan. But when the sun goes down and the bars, restaurants and clubs open, the Rue Princesse transforms into the center of the nocturnal world—the “Champs-Élysées” of the Ivory Coast (taz). The sound systems are pumped up for a new urban lifestyle. DJs and dancers compete for the “Moment of Glory” against the social, political and economic crises in the country. The artist duo Gintersdorfer / Klassen, who have been traveling throughout the Ivory Coast for several years, have produced a unique festival from this blend of European and African artists: with videos, performances and animation, with theater and dance.

With AlexandLiane, Marc Aschenbrenner, Anelka Chanel, Gotta Depri, Cornelia Dörr, Ted Gaier, Gob Squad, Girl Monster, Hauke Heumann, Nadine Jessen, Lassana Kamagate, Champy Kilo, Prince Kreol, Melissa Logan, Serge Nekpe, N'Soleh, Peter Ott, Jacques Palminger / Carsten "Erobique" Meyer, Jochen Roller, Shaggy Sharoof, Skelly, Franck Edmond Yao alias Gadoukou la Star and many others.

Further dates:
Festival Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (March/April 2010)
Kampnagel Hamburg (7.-9. October 2010)

All pictures © Knut Klaßen / Gintersdorfer / Klaßen

A Gintersdorfer/Klaßenproduction in cooperation with Aenne Quiñones and Franck Edmond Yao, Goethe-Institut, Goethe-Institut Côte d'Ivoire, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg.

Sponsored by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes