PHOTO: © Rixa Schwarz

WORKSHOP: Camilo Mejía Cortés mit Cherish Menzo: DISTORTION – DISSONANCE – DECAY 08.-10.07.

In the organizer's words:



The 3-day workshop will be taught by Camilo Mejía Cortés, on 08.07. with special guest Cherish Menzo.

Using the body, voice and sound, we will try to develop a shared lexicon that refers to existing narratives that we can recognize as the "familiar" or "known". Through the use of distortion, decay and dissonance we will attempt to challenge these existing things. By distorting, scratching and remixing this common lexicon, we will seek the uncanny, the enigmatic and the monstrous.

In Cherish's current research, monstrosity becomes a way to reshape and rethink dominant and accepted narratives.

The workshop will be continued by Camilo Mejía, where we will further deepen the conversation between body, sound and space.

We will carry out a series of experiments in which themes such as time, displacement, belonging, simultaneity and absence will play a role, intersecting the conversation between the three elements mentioned: body, sound and space.

On the other hand, as an approach to a more playful and available body, we will shift and break the hierarchy of head/arms/hands versus pelvis/legs/feet and allow the body to move more intuitively, reflectively and instinctively than analytically and rationally.


In each individual workshop we will work intensively with one of the artists over 3 days.

Each workshop is offered for two levels:
SOFT - slower pace, for relaxed people or those with little previous experience
INTENSIVE - faster tempo, for motivated or with dance experience & professionals

10:00-12:30 Soft

13:30-16:00 Intensive


The TanzFaktur Summer Academy - Cologne's international festival for contemporary dance- takes place every year in mid-July. Thelarge-scale two-week festival is a platform for top-class national and international artists, projects and collectives.

In addition to the performances, workshops for professionals and dance enthusiasts offer opportunities for exchange between dance professionals and the audience.

This content has been machine translated.


TanzFaktur Siegburger Straße 233w 50679 Köln

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