Dance

Dorine Mokha

Congo

Born in November 1989 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dorine is a Congolese dancer, choreographer, author, and artistic co-director of ART’gument Project in Lubumbashi and associate artist at the Studios Kabako in Kisangani.

Laureate of a scholarship from the Akademie Schloss Solitude – Stuttgart (2014-2015), resident at the Triennale Danse Afrique Danse from the French Institute (2016) and at Studio Residencies in Switzerland from Prohelvetia Johannesburg (2019), and participant in programs such as the Seminar in Avignon at the Festival d’Avignon (2017) or the Co-production Fund of the Goethe Institute (2018), Dorine has a very active career both in his country and internationally with several creations, collaborations in Africa and Europe.

With recent performances in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Mannheim, Esslingen, Vienna, Graz, Basel, Reims, Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, 2019 was marked by his role as choreographer and actor in Fiston Mwanza’s Fleuve dans le Ventre staged by the Austrian director Carina Riedl; two critically acclaimed works about mines issues in Congo; the co-creation with the Swiss composer Elia Rediger Hercules of Lubumbashi; and his opening performance for the Biennale of Lubumbashi Lubumbashi 2050. And 2020 by his new solo against homophobia Entre deux: Testament.

Dorine holds a Latin-Philo bachelor’s degree from Imara College in Lubumbashi (2008) and a Masters in Economic and Social Law from the University of Kisangani (2013). As an author, he has written and published several texts and essays on performing arts, literary journals and online publications.

<< This is time to appeal to our humanity. We humans are social beings, we need social interaction. This is time for a gesture, a motion in a body, a musical note, sound. This is time for signs of résistance, signs that allow us to be seen and heard, a vital fight against silence, inertness and disappearance. They closed borders, let open our homes, welcome in our homes, Watch us dancing, singing, knocking down walls, sharing a sign, human signs.>>

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