Making Men

“Making Men is a magnificent, lively, profoundly modern piece that raises an especially important issue. Questioning masculinity is an essential subject and Dunia Dance Company has captured the essence. The choreography provides wonderful rhythm to the various stages of becoming a man.”
Flora Eveno - RTBF Culture

This project is a winner of the Africalia ECMS Call for Proposals 2018.


The work in progress “Making Men” is a project that involves creating a 4 scene dance film. Each one will show a different stage in the process of becoming a man.


Making Men will also be a piece of choreography created during the preparation of the film. The dance work will also be in 4 sections equivalent to those in the film.


Each performance will include a short exposé on some aspect of masculinity to precede the film and the dance piece, with a view to fostering a debate on what we consider to be an important issue in today’s society.

The work focusses on a group of individuals in the process of becoming men. Are they free to choose to do so in any way they deem appropriate, or are they forced into a mould? They proceed unquestioningly, as is expected, into manhood through various stages of their lives, adopting the clearly coded characteristics allowed by society.  

However, a feeling of unease, in the very depths of their being, oppresses them. It’s as if they have donned ill-fitting garments made for someone else. They feel uncertainty and something else, harder to define…

They attempt to understand, question and express their doubts. They try to break free of invisible chains, to find their true selves. The choreography seeks to highlight the limits of the male stereotype for those who seek to experience the full range of human emotions.



Atrium 57, Gembloux, Belgique

Espace Magh, Bruxelles, Belgique

Dance Salad Festival, Houston, United States

8 & 9.02.2019
Cineteatro D. João V, Amadora Lisbonne, Portugal

15.02.2019  - 20:30
Centre Culturel Ottignies-LLN, Belgique

23.02.2019  - 20:00
Centre Culturel Waterloo, Belgique

28.02 & 01.03.2019  - 20:00
Espace Magh, Bruxelles, Belgique

Making Men film

Verve Dance Film Festival
Lehi, USA

InShadow Dance Festival
Lisbon, Portugal

KnowBox Dance Film Festival
Cholula, Mexico
Dallas, USA

Dance Camera West
Los Angeles, USA

MM Laurels wht


Concept & creation
Harold George & Antoine Panier

Artistic advice
Vincent Kuentz

Harold George, Jipé Lukusa-Kankonda, Souleymane Sanogo, Tinashe Jeri, Tatenda Chabarwa, Peter Lenso, Carlton Zhanelo


 Afrikera  Africalia logo neg2

Espace Magh

FWB neg


Special thanks to Philippe Jacquet of Yantra Académie de Danse and Thierry Delvigne of l’Ecole de Danse Menuet for their support.