Konami – the football dance

La Fleur

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Konami – the football dance

La Fleur

The anthem for the 2010 FIFA Men’s World Cup is still immediately sounding in everyone’s ears from a mere mention: It is Shakira’s “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa”). The accompanying video is among the most clicked on YouTube, due in no small part to Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Lionel Messi’s cameo appearances – and as such, it is only one example of the close bond that pop music and football may often share.

On the African continent it is common for pop stars to mention the names of professional footballers in their songs. In this way, the up-and-coming talents help each other gain more visibility. For their new work Konami - der Fußballtanz, the dancers and singers of the transnational performance group La Fleur have developed dances and songs with director Monika Gintersdorfer that give an insight into the current realities of life for young soccer and showbiz professionals between the continents.

They focus on the fascinating connections between pop culture and soccer, which awaken dreams of success and fame. Dreams that top African sport is often unable to live up to and that lead many players to embark on the journey to Europe at great risk.


On 14.5. discussion after the performance
For everyone aged 14 and over

Mousonturm co-production

Sponsors and Supporters

Mit: Annick Choco, Alaingo, Montserrat Gardó Castillo, Carlos Martinez, Timor Litzenberger, Ordinateur
Regie: Monika Gintersdorfer
Musik: Timor Litzenberger, Arrangeur Internet, Vetcho Lolas
Produktionsleitung und Licht: Gregor Zoch
Kostüme: Bobwear
Film: Éric Tagbo

Die Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, ein Projekt von Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm und Hessischem Staatsballett, wird ermöglicht durch den Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain und gefördert vom Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, dem Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst und der Stiftungsallianz [Aventis Foundation, Crespo Foundation, Hans Erich und Marie Elfriede Dotter-Stiftung, Dr. Marschner Stiftung, ODDO BHF Stiftung, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main].

Konami – Der Fußballtanz wird gefördert durch die Stiftung Fußball & Kultur EURO 2024 gGmbH von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.