Moussem Cities Dakar
Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is considered the economic, political and cultural hub of West Africa. Like many of the world's major cities, Dakar also faces challenges in terms of urbanism, mobility, environment... This cosmopolitan port city has a dynamic cultural life and is home to internationally renowned artists and intellectuals. Besides initiatives such as the Dakar Biennale - the oldest contemporary art biennale in Africa - and the more recent Musée des Civilisations noires, Dakar also boasts a fascinating independent and alternative art scene.
The annual Moussem Cities festival focuses on a different metropolis from the Middle East or North Africa. Artists from the region and diaspora offer a look at their city and their work. After editions around Beirut, Casablanca, Damascus and Algiers, this time Dakar is in the spotlight. Kaaitheater is a regular partner of Moussem Cities, giving a stage to the performing arts programme within the festival. We're looking forward to the performance Somewhere at the Beginning by Mikaël Serre & Germaine Acogny - one of the founders of contemporary African dance.