Dance, theater and songs: Welcome to the „Café Goethe”

PASCH-Project "Café Goethe" (April 2017) Enlarge image PASCH-Project "Café Goethe" (April 2017) (© Goethe-Institut)

15 students in German language from 10 countries in Subsaharian Africa – all of them participants in the PASCH-programme – inspired an excited audience with talent, dedication and joie de vivre which they showed in their final performance at the end of April 2017.

Set in the picturesque scenery of the Island of Gorée, the students were hosted by the PASCH-school “Maison d’Education Mariama Ba”. Professional guidance was given to them by Leopold Kern and Herbert Wolfgang-, both of them collaborators of the “Musiktheater vom E-Werk” in the South-German city of Freiburg. They are the authors of the stage-show “Café Goethe”. At the piano is Dominik Hormuth.

Loic, Bill, Bertrand and Jauline from Cameroon, Ezra Eli from Tansania, Dygnes, Esperat and Clovis from Burkina Faso, Alice from Benin, Heveline Michele and Eleonore from Côte d’Ivoire, Bintou from Mali, Jenny from Gabon, Nicole from Kenya, Maevane from Madagascar and Fatimatou Zahra from Senegal – they all participated in this fascinating programmme composed of dances, theater and songs Project PASCH "Café Goethe" (April 2017) Enlarge image Project PASCH "Café Goethe" (April 2017) (© Goethe-Institut Senegal)

PASCH stands for the „Schools:Partners for the future“ initiative. It is a global network of some 1.500 schools that place a high value on German.

PASCH is an initiative of the Federal Foreign Office in cooperation with the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA), the Goethe-Institute (GI), the german Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Educational Exchange Service of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Laender in the Federal Republic of Germany (PAD).

PASCH-activities in Senegal are coordinated by Caren Bredin, German language consultant at the Goethe-Institute in Dakar.

Project PASCH "Café Goethe" (April 2017) Enlarge image Project PASCH "Café Goethe" (April 2017) (© Goethe-Institut Senegal)