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African Theatre Webinar Series

TOPIC: Togolese theatre: from rituals to modernity | Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month.

The present communication is about Togolese theatre and traces the development of Togolese theatre from traditional and ritual performances to the Modern forms of theatre that have taken form after colonisation and the period of independence in Togo. The purpose is to bring out the theatrical characteristics of traditional practices, dances and rituals. The communication will shed light on how rituals and traditional festivals remain as rich and resourceful reservoir of artistic inspiration from which modern artists, directors and playwrights can fetch substance and shape for vibrant form of theatre rich with local colour in a globalizing world. Starting from rituals and traditional festivals, I will proceed to look at the modern and contemporary forms of Togolese theatre and the influence it seems to take from European cultures.

Welcome to the African Theatre Webinar Series where Africa hosts the world in throbbing festivals of life! Changing every month, theatre practitioners, researchers, and teachers initially from 12 African countries will speak and show case theatre forms in their country blending the past and the present towards sustainable communities.

Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Marion Küster, hmt Rostock, Rostock, Germany
Meeting-ID: 940 8674 4625 | Kenncode: 193397

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