Julienne Ndoko
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.

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.

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 is a French dance performer, teacher and choreographer with roots in the Central African Republic, currently based in Denmark. In her dance practice, Julienne explores connections between different dance styles and uses contemporary dance as a space of hybridisation, a vehicle for synergy between dance techniques and expressions. Her movement and dramaturgical line take inspiration from her homelands and the journeys she has taken in between. Julienne has performed internationally with a number of companies, in festivals, TV shows and in musicals.


Julienne Ndoko


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

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