It all started when…
There’s this idea that monsters – vampires – don’t have reflections in a mirror. What I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.” Junot Diaz
According to the Australian Census, 49% of Australians have either been born overseas, or they have a parent who was born overseas(1). Yet cultural diversity can only be fully developed when there is an equal representation of all communities' culture in the mainstream. 'KWABO from Benin' was (still is) more than a project for my Masters. It is a project that aims to foster intercultural dialogue and educate about modern African dances through community dance workshops and happenings. Knowing and understanding each other's story, culture is a great way to create harmony while living in a multicultural city such as Melbourne.
The first edition was held during the week of the International Day of Peace. KWABO from Benin is a live experience of dance, music and most importantly, of representation and cultural exchange that invites all of you for an immersive journey. Are you ready?