Foto: Roberto Boccaccino

Foto: Roberto Boccaccino

Foto: Roberto Boccaccino

Foto: Monika Gintersdorfer

Konami - der FußballtanzLa Fleur

Tue 14.05.2024 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed 15.05.2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm - Saal

The anthem for the 2010 FIFA Men’s World Cup is still immediately sounding in everyone’s ears from a mere mention: It is Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa”). The accompanying video is among the most clicked on YouTube, due in no small part to Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Lionel Messi’s cameo appearances – and as such, it is only one example of the close bond that pop music and football may often share.

On the African continent it is common for pop stars to mention the names of professional footballers in their songs. In this way, the up-and-coming talents help each other gain more visibility. For their new work Konami - der Fußballtanz, the dancers and singers of the transnational performance group La Fleur have developed dances and songs with director Monika Gintersdorfer that give an insight into the current realities of life for young soccer and showbiz professionals between the continents.

They focus on the fascinating connections between pop culture and soccer, which awaken dreams of success and fame. Dreams that top African sport is often unable to live up to and that lead many players to embark on the journey to Europe at great risk.

On 14.5. discussion after the performance
For everyone aged 14 and over

With: Annick Choco, Alaingo, Montserrat Gardó Castillo, Carlos Martinez, Timor Litzenberger, Ordinateur
Director: Monika Gintersdorfer
Music: Timor Litzenberger, Arranger Internet, Vetcho Lolas
Production Management and Lighting: Gregor Zoch
Costumes: Bobwear
Film: Éric Tagbo

A production of La Fleur and FFT Düsseldorf. In co-production with Fondazione Studio Rizoma, Palermo, MC93 - Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny and Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt/Main.Konami - Der Fußballtanz is funded by the Stiftung Fußball & Kultur EURO 2024 gGmbH of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.