Amala Dianor

2024/25 Tanz HELLER Sommer Kulturpass

Short dance choreos have been a big trend on social media in recent years. The new work by French-Senegalese choreographer Amala Dianor celebrates the exuberant creativity of this dynamic art form, which has developed worldwide in subcultures and on the internet.

“DUB” is inspired by the music style of the same name; just as dub distorts acoustic reggae with electronic sounds and drums, the dances on stage are full of allusions and quotations, alienations, extensions and breaks. Eleven young dancers, trained in various urban dance forms, virtuously explore the choreographic range between demonstrating individual skill and collective synchronization. Accompanied by live music from electro producer Awir Leon, they move through a landscape of giant, stacked cubes in which every movement can go viral. The stage was designed by artist Grégoire Korganow after he met the dancers at their various places of residence, e.g. in ballrooms, clubs or in their homes. “DUB” impressively demonstrates how people and movements defy clear categorization and at the same time shows a lively, creative and enjoyable picture of today’s dances.

Duration: ca. 1 h
Without the use of language

Following the performance on 07.09. there will be a party with dj-set.

After starting out as a hip-hop dancer, Amala Dianor attended the renowned CNDC school in Angers, France. In 2012, he founded his Kaplan Company. Since 2018, his works have been commissioned by the Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, among others. Since 2020, Kaplan I Cie Amala Dianor has been supported by the Fondation BNP Paribas and has 18 of his works in its repertoire, ranging from large pieces to solos. 2022 Amala Dianor was selected and supported by the Big Pulse Dance Network (Creative Europe) program. Dianor is also involved in the training of pre-professional dancers in France and, since 2018, in West Africa with his project “Siguifin”.


Choreographer: Amala Dianor
Executive Director: Mélanie Roger
Visual Artist: Grégoire Korganow
Technical Manager: Nicolas Barrot, Véronique Charbit
Live Music: Awir Leon
Tour Manager: Lucie Jeannenot
Performers: Slate Hemedi Dindangila, Romain Franco, Jordan John Hope, Enock Kalubi Kadima, Mwendwa Marchand, Kgotsofalang Joseph Mavundla, Sangram Mukhopadhyay, Tatiana Gueria Nade, Yanis Ramet, Germain Zambi, Asia Zonta
Bühnenbildbau: Juan Cariou, Fabienne Desfleches, Paul Dufayet, Valentin Dumeige, Moïse Elkaout, Manon Garnier, Louise Gateaud, Gaëlle Le-stum, Gaelle Meurice, Fanchon Voisin
Light and Technical Manager: Nicolas Tallec alternating with Agathe Geffroy
Graffiti: François Raveau
Costumes: Minuit Deux, Fabrice Couturier
Sound Manager: Emmanuel Catty
Set Manager: David Normand, Martin Rahard

Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses.