David Guy Kono

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David Guy Kono was born in Douala (Cameroon). After completing his training as an actor, dancer, and puppeteer in 2005, kono was awarded best actor at the 2009 festival Theatralement votre. Since 2013 he has been working with Kainkollektiv from Bochum on pieces such as Fin de Mission which traces European colonialism. In 2015 Kono developed the performance No Title as part of the program The Incantations of the Disuiting Muse at Savvy Contemporary in Berlin, which explores different perspectives on the body and the invisibility of the soul. Since 2017, he has been living and working in the Ruhr region. In 2017, as part of the MusraraMix festival in Jerusalem, Kono conceived the performance Lah Kam, which addresses the tension between an inside and an outside. As part of the TheaterfestivalFavoriten in Dortmund, Kono developed in cooperation with Antoine Effroy the performance Tcha. Sol. Boden in which he explores the historical parallelism of wealth and exploitation. In 2018 David Guy Kono was awarded the Förderpreis des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen für junge Künstler*innen and was in 2020 multiple with the WHY NOt Kollektiv on stage Why Not Reality. At the 2020 Favorites Festival also celebrated the premiere of his piece Metamorphosis, which was subsequently shown at the Ringlokschuppen.