A dancer makes the highest jumps and somersaults of anyone. Where does this come from? He listens to the voice of Kromanti, the spirit within him known for his courage and flying skills. Feel the connection and fly the highest of all!
Under the wings of ISH Dance Collective, Dietrich Pott takes the audience on a journey through the interior of Suriname. Using breakdance as a starting point, along afro dance and traditional African dance styles, Pott tells a story from the Afro-Surinamese Winti faith. In the imaginative family performance Kromanti, a group of dancers search for their spirit to the rhythms of self-performed live percussion.
Afro-Breakdance: a new dance style
Dietrich Pott traveled to Suriname and Africa and spent two months researching traditional, African dance styles. Inspired by the experiences during this trip, Pott developed a new style of dance: Afro-Breakdance. The ritual Afro Surinamese secret language Kromanti that Pott learned in the interior of Suriname sparked his interest. He translated this religion and the atmosphere from the villages into colorful scenes in the compelling performance Kromanti.
Producer Dietrich 'Dietje' Pott
B-Boy Dietrich 'Dietje' Pott belongs to the absolute top. He earned his spurs in the battle scene and in theater. His power moves and talent helped breakdance grow into an art form in its own right. Five years ago Pott took his first steps as a maker. A clear handwriting is visible in his work, strongly linked to his explosive and spectacular break style and his Surinamese roots. Kromanti was created under the banner of ISH Talent.