Riddim of Joy and Resistance

18.10.2023 - 22.10.2023

CDC Festival is back!

For the 6th time Europe’s biggest dance festival around afrodiasporic culture will take place in Berlin, this time from 18th to 22nd October. Known for its authentic and original concept, CDC always succeeds in creating a unique vibe.

Following the motto “Riddim of Joy and Resistance” you have the chance to learn from an international line up of outstanding dancers and mentors at the Culture Dance Camp.

During the Culture Dance Clash you can either participate at the Battles or cheer on your favorite dancers – some of the hottest on the scene right now!

We introduce the new friday evening event: Culture Dance Night – a performance night with artists from Berlin and Europe curated with love.

Since we as MINCE e.V. always focus on combining cultural and political education, we offer you four empowerment and reflection sessions free of charge to get more information and exchange with like-minded people. We also invite you to broaden and enlighten your perspectives at this years conference on and visit the exhibition.

As a special surprise we are proudly presenting the dance theatre Afrikan Party!  As an ode to Afrika, a celebration of its diverse and amazing cultures, Afrikan Party is a stage piece that narrates the afrikan lifestyle, music and fashion through the prism of this child from the United States of Afrika.

This and much more is waiting for you at CDC Festival 2023 “Riddim of Joy and Resistance”. So get your Tickets now and don’t wait until their sold out 🙂

CDC Full Festival Pass includes 10 Open Level Classes, 2 Empowerment/Awareness Sessions, Jam Session, Conference, Performance Night & Culture Dance Clash entrance and the dance theatre “Afrikan Party”!

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Timetable CDC Festival 2023

CDC Voices

What participants liked most and say about CDC Festival 2022

“As a black person, I felt heard, seen.”

The feeling, the community and atmosphere”

“The celebration of black culture. The effort to try to create a safer space – the great lineup”

“The authentic dance classes and teachers. The aim to make create a safer space for people who identify as black. Meet great people! The foooood. Everything I could learn! From lectures etc.”

“The musical was a big highlight. The artists you picked for the workshops were amazing. The vibes were special”

“I loved the fact that it was such a perfect mixture of things considering dance culture. The festival gave me life and lust and i feel so so grateful for having met and learned from these wonderful dancers and human beings! I want to learn more and grow and be more appreciative and listen better.”

CDC Location

Gemeinschaftshaus Gropiusstadt, Bat-Yam-Platz 1, 12353 Berlin
Metro: U7 Lipschitzallee
Car: Navigation to Lipschitzallee 68, parking spot next to the car dealer
The venue is accessible barrier free.

CDC Festival 2023 is funded by