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pina bausch fellowship 


"the jury was unanimous in its embrace of aïda colmenero dïaz and her co-partner antonio tavares‘ fellowship. the candidate shows a lifelong commitment to a dialogue on decolonization of knowledge and power dynamics be-tween the global north and the global south, dialogue in ways that read as sincere and sustainable. the maturity of both, candidate and co-partner was noted by the jury.“  - jury statement




“it is not about art, also not about pure technique. It is about life, and therefore it is about finding a language for life.“— pina bausch

finding a language for life – the arts foundation of north rhine-westphalia and the pina bausch foundation have been following up on pina bausch’s credo since 2016 with a co-developed grant programme and award the pina bausch fellowship for dance and choreography.

aïda colmenero dïaz has been awarded with this fellowship in 2021 to cooperate with antónio tavares, choreographer located in mindelo, cape verde, and one of the key figures in the history of contemporary dance in the african continent. through her cooperation with antónio tavares, she has a goal to connect with her own choreographic-vibration sound-language by exploring new inner spaces. together they will explore the holistic construction of a creator process.

aïda has create her new piece "kolochi baw" during her pina bausch fellowship


during her fellowship aïda has opportunity to have a residence time with antónio tavares. 


by edgar melo Africa Moment 2020 "kmedeus" antonio tavares

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