• Thu 03 02 2022 / 6:30 – 8:30 pm •
Workshop with Elle

Follow-up dates:
• Thu 10 02 2022 | 6:30–8:30 pm •


Within the context of the Participatory Residency Program there will be four workshops with Elle Fierce as an introduction to movement and emotional connection beginning on 20 01. The workshops are open to all levels of movement experience and ability and take place over four sessions that can be attended individually or as a series. There is no prior dance experience required.

Elle Fierce (they/them) is a trans* Non-Binary artist & activist. Trained in ballet & modern dance, they are working as a freelance artist with a multi-disciplinary approach, combining performance, activism and life experience as black trans* body to create provocative, yet honest work. Currently they are Artist in Residence at Academy of the Arts of the World (Akademie der Künste der Welt, ADKDW).

The ADKDW Residency regularly invites international artists, theorists and curators to spend some time living and working in Cologne and thus offers the opportunity to network with the local artists and institutions.

Together with DEMASK Kollektiv and Integrationshaus e.V. the ADKDW Residency organizes the current Participatory Residency Program: Cultural institutions are not equally accessible to all people. There is a disparity between those who have access to institutions and those who are still denied this access. The Participatory Residency Program intends to address this disparity. Participation is thus the central idea of the program and should be understood in two ways: as sharing and partaking – participation as both give and take. Therefore the program sees itself as a platform for close cooperation between local communities and (international) art and cultural activists and collectives.

• Thu 20 01 2022 | Thu 27 01 2022 | Thu 03 02 2022 | Thu 10 02 2022 •
6:30–8:30 pm
Tor28, Machabäerstr. 28, 50668 Cologne, left entrance at the inner yard
In English language
Participation is free of charge (2G+)
Registration required via The registration is open to all with priority to QT*BI*POC. The number of participants is limited. Please tell us in your registration if you would like to attend a particular workshop evening or all four workshops.

The Participatory Residency Program with Elle Fierce is supported by RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur.