dance is finding its way back into the pores of this body. not the other body i sought & fought for or the body longed for. back to the body of the present. rigorously immediate. with this body comes new movement terrain… a new landscape gets to be explored. and embraced. Just saying “yes” to dancing means a creative horizon is emerging. a dancing of consciousness and investigation. a horizon that bridges the talking of dance with the traditions of dance making. the vibrant witnessing of other dance forms. undoing dance forms previously explored. writing about dance. danceable concepts. just plain dancing. dance as the universal communal exchange. A new dance eco-system.
At the festival of reunion, home coming celebration of this year Ewe is placed under the sign of “dance, solidarity and reconciliation.” It remains an opportunity for Ewe people of Togo, Benin, Ghana and the Diaspora to rally Notsè considered their historical birthplace. Through the sphere of commemoration of the common life, it is also a way to transcend colonial boundaries for the harmonious development of the Ewe people.
The history of the Ewe people running around the wall of Agbogbo, King Agokoli, migration of the Ewe of from Nigeria stand in southern Togo.
When the Ewe came to Notsè, there was a lot of insecurity in the area, and the king Agokoli began to build a great wall around the city to protect against both enemies and certainly against wild animals. Agbogbo became a place of refuge because he has seen an influx of people fleeing insecurity and who had found shelter in Agbogbo. The population began to increase at the same time there were disputes about the throne, which is one reason of the last exodus of Ewe.