CDC Festival 2024

Europe’s largest dance festival for Black dance cultures took place again in Berlin from May 15th to 20th 2024. 

Under the motto “Rooted Fruits”, CDC festival invited you to a unique celebration of afrodiasporic culture, characterized by dance, music and empowerment. Starting back in 2014 with the Cypher Dance Championship and TopUp Dancehall Camp we celebrated our 10th anniversary this year.

CDC festival took place over six days and offered a diverse program that included the Culture Dance Camp WorkshopsReflection & Empowerment Sessions, a Vernissage and Conference, a Jam Session and Parties. Highlights of the festival include the Ghanaian-German guest performance NUS3, the Culture Dance Clash Dance Battles and the curated performance evening Spot On! – The Show. Special attention was paid to exploring the artistic connection across the “Black Atlantic” and creating spaces for joy, empowerment and self-expression.

The theme “Rooted Fruits” embodies CDC Festival’s vision of recognising dance culture as an integral part of society. Much like roots are essential to the growth of fruit, CDC Festival strives to demonstrate the importance of recognizing the roots of Black dance cultures and understanding their connection to a broader societal context. The goal of the festival was to explore how society can nurture and maintain this cultural ecosystem to sustain its vitality and resilience.

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