Julienne Doko
African-contemporary class : Rooting

In these classes, we will focus on the rooting principle, which enables us to be centred, connected with ourselves and our surroundings. We will look into some specific movement dynamics such as ripple, momentum, weight shift and foot action. Gert Pedersen will accompany the classes with live music.

In this class we explore technical connections between traditional dances from West-Africa (Guinea) and Western contemporary dance. Juliennes dance practice is infused in my quest to decolonize her body, addressing an inherently Eurocentric foundation of contemporary art. This means that her work with dance targets connection and mediation in response to the characteristically modern focus on rupture: ruptured aesthetics, ruptured musicality, rupture between meaning and movement.

Studio: Zen 1
How to get there?

Zen 1 is located on third floor, please use the backstairs to access the studio.
Go in via the main entrance on first floor, keep going straight ahead towards the changing rooms next to the climbing area on the first floor, open the door in the far end and go up the stairs until you arrive on the third floor. Zen 1 is through the door on your right side.

Accessibility requires a little extra preparation.
The studios are equipped for wheelchair users. It is possible to use the lift for access up to the 3rd floor. If you wish to use this, please let us know in advance, as the studio you have to go through via the lift is sometimes booked.

We kindly ask you to meet up 15 minutes prior to class, so there is time for “self check in” with your QR code on the ticket.

Only as a member, you can take part in Dansehallerne’s training activities – a year-round program with approximately 5 days of training per week.
This is for all professional members no matter background in dance training, and it is possible to drop in✨
International guests can also join training for free for up to 1 month.


Julienne Doko


African-contemporary class : Rooting




2.21–24.2023, 10:00


1 hour 30 minutes


Dirch Passers Allé 4, 2000 Frederiksberg


Credit: Adelmir Borges and Henning Sjøstrøm

African contemporary dance class with Julienne Doko