La Fleur

Konami – der Fußballtanz (Konami – the football dance)

Tanzperformance Social/Urban Movements Dance

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. The FFT has invited transnational German-French-Ivorian performance group La Fleur to a research on the interrelations between football, pop culture, and migration. It will be based on the specific experiences of the La Fleur members. They connect with the work biographies of African footballers and pop stars who live, travel, and work between Germany, France, and the Ivory Coast.


Direction: Monika Gintersdorfer, Eric Tagbo


A production by La Fleur and FFT Düsseldorf. In co-production with Fondazione Studio Rizoma, Palermo, MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny and Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt/Main.
Konami – Der Fußballtanz is funded by the Stiftung Fußball & Kultur EURO 2024 gGmbH by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.