April 12. -16 2021
10 Uhr -11Uhr (online – book here)
Biography Kwame Asafo-Adjei
Kwame Asafo-Adjei is an artist who fuses his hip-hop training with his Ghanaian background, by exploring the development of black culture and implementing it in his provocative work. Kwame’s interests in creating work and directing artists grew through development programs such as Open Art Surgery led by Jonzi D and through conversations with Benji Reid. This allowed Kwame to open his mental and gain clarity on his work’s identity, which he sees as being blunt, ugly, beautiful and truthful.
Kwame Asafo-Adjei will be focusing on one week research and development of Award winning show, Family Honour. Teaching 1 hour a day master classes, dissecting the structure and opening the context of Family Honour, using different influences of Hip Hop like Poppin and movement that focuses on tension and release. Kwame will investigate with artist’s, the intricate possibilities of creating reality on stage. Encompassing Meisner technique, which was created in 1935 by Sanford Meisner, fusing with Hip Hop theatre we aim to direct artist in transforming their experience into theatre. In order to create a guttural response from the audience, giving the artist a premise to explore choreographic tools, resulting in establishing identity within theatre. Kwame focuses on challenging political concepts in order to reflect society, provoke thoughts and open conversation. Exploring award winning piece Family Honour will give the artist insight on the process of creation and act as a blue print and reference point.