Connected By Humanity
Exploring commonality: Roland Walter and Ahmed Soura
Roland Walter is a dancer, actor and photographer. He says of himself: "People call me a disabled person and they’re right – I am”. In fact, Walter is spastically paralyzed and sits in a wheelchair. Following a recent performance, he approached Burkina Faso-born dancer and choreographer Ahmed Soura and asked if he might want to work with him. The resulting answer is their piece "Why not?”, a danced plea for tolerance. Even if Walter and Soura are so very different with regard to their bodies and their cultures of origin, they both know about discrimination. True to the motto "What can separate us if humanity unites us!” the not so unequal pair explore their possibilities for commonality in duets and solos. The choreographic parts, partly backed by accordion music and electro beats, are by Soura himself, who has made a name for himself as a dancer with, among others, Christoph Winkler.
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