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Newsletter September 2023

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Dear readers

After the long summer break in August, we finally have events coming up again at the institute. We are especially happy to implement the first projects from our call for applications together with the artists. You will find a small overview further down in this newsletter.

Our intern Pauline will be leaving the Goethe-Institut in a few days. In the upcoming month, we will welcome Paulina as a new intern and Alice as a Kulturweit volunteer!

For our language department, the third trimester of this year begins on September 4th! We wish all our students a successful start of the trimester. The exams will take place in December, and more detailed information will be communicated in due time.

We look forward to welcoming you at the institute for one or more of our events!

See you soon
The Goethe Team

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Upcoming Events

Nahuye N'umudiho

© Samuel Iradukunda and Cedric Rusakiza

Nahuye N'umudiho

On Tuesday, September 5, at 6:30 pm, the project "Nahuye N'umudiho" (English: I met with the rhythm) by Samuel Iradukunda and Cedric Rusakiza will take place. The two will present African rhythms and time signatures in combination with dance and poetry after a long research.
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Urban Bodies Poster

© Dolph Banza

Urban Bodies

Choreographer Yolanda Gutiérrez comes to Kigali with her project "Urban Bodies". The event will take place in cooperation with the Kandt Haus from September 22th to 24th. The decolonizing urban tour consists of diverse audio files and dance performances. The daily performances will start at the Kandt Haus.
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Beyond the Shame Poster

© Goethe-Institut Kigali, Canva

Beyond the Shame

On September 28, Khald Steve and Marie Agnes Ntibwirizwa Irakiza will show their film production "Beyond the Shame." The artist and the medical student shed light on the situation of drug addicts in Rwanda from different perspectives. In addition to the film screening, affected persons, activists and experts will have their say in a panel discussion. The event starts at 6:00 pm.
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© Goethe-Institut Kigali, Canva

NO Planet B Exhibition Opening

Kolbe Maximilien presents his exhibition "NO Planet B" at the Goethe-Institut. On September 29th the exhibition will be opened with an opening ceremony in the evening. "NO Planet B - Circular Approaches to Sustainable Style" will be on display until October 4th. It takes up the topic of sustainability in the fashion industry and stimulates discussion.
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Past events


© Nina Salim


On August 29, we were looking forward to the first implementation of a project idea from our call for applications. Nina Salim addressed the topic of sexualized violence in her theatre piece "AWAKE TO WORK" using a variety of methods. With expressive dance and poetry, she moved the audience and created space for exchange.
East African Bolero

© Wesley Ruzibiza

East African Bolero

The dance performance of Wesley Ruzibiza went on tour in East Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo and Tanzania). The performance in Kigali took place on September 1st at l'ESPACE.