camin aktion is a creative producing, international booking and artistic development agency, based in Montpellier. Its legal form is a non-profit, founded in 2009*.
Partner of companies and presenters, we develop companionships with companies, collectives and individual artists in the field of performing arts, with a strong focus on dance – cutting-edge artistic works characterized by their sense for cross-border creations and hybridization.
For the presented artists, arts and culture are means for emancipation et social relations. They work with diverse audiences, develop sustainable outreach activities and question paradigms defining our societies today and tomorrow.
Our collaborations feature highly contemporary and groundbreaking art forms, often including a symbiosis with fine arts and media. Some cooperations are based on more than 20 years of trustful creative cooperation.
Collaboration, consolidation: the companies take advantage of our know-how and experiences gathered during almost 30 ans on an international level, with a deep knowledge of the cultural environment including theatres, festivals and companies.
Production, dissemination and touring, project development, cultural cooperation, curatorship, event conception, strategic advice, communication and professional training are some of the keywords describing our commitment.
The international dimension is our DNA: both artistic crews we work with and touring networks are worldwide. We develop strong work relations in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia.
The international starts locally: in Montpellier, its surroundings and more largely in the Occitanie region, we produce a social-cultural program, #JeSuis for locals and newcomers: in partnership with cultural institutions, the program is a space of encounter and sharing of artistic experiences, a tool for socialization, empowerment and critical debate.
Our partners – theatres, festivals, cultural institutions, government organizations – rely on our competency in the field of international cooperation. They benefit from our network including institutions and stakeholders in Europe and beyond: national and regional agencies, international networks.
With 50 host countries on all continents and 20 cultural cooperation programs we realized world-wide, we are building strong and intense collaborations, a growing network reaching diverse audiences and a great variety of diverse partners.
Education and professional training programs are developed in the fields of dance, production and project management, also here with an international dimension.
camin aktion is a long-term member of the IETM network, HipHop networks Occitanie (RHHOC) and REZO (national), and part of the production agencies networks ROBA (Occitanie) and The Alliance (worldwide).
*camin aktion was founded by Dirk Korell, after a fresh career as a producer at theatre MC93 (direction Ariel Goldenberg), followed by the first agency specialized in hiphop choreography – MOOV’N AKTION, co-directed with Yacine Amblard – including a festival, Danse HipHop Tanz.