camin aktion is a creative producing, international booking and artistic development agency, founded in 2009*.

The team is made up of Dirk Korell (senior producer & dramaturge), and junior producers Leticia Martín and Naïs Haidar.

Our office is situated at Halle Tropisme, in the heart of the new creative district in the city of Montpellier, at the coast of the Mediterranean. 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, art film, design 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.

From left to right : Dirk Korell, Leticia Martín, Naïs Haidar

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. Our production crew is hailing from Germany, Catalonia and Spain, from Mayotte and Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean. The presented artists, with backgrounds in the diasporas, represent a rich cultural diversity, connecting various regions of the planet.  We are proud of international partnerships and cooperation networks. We have strong ties with the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden, Brazil, the Indian Ocean, Burking-Faso and Senegal, with the USA and also Vietnam.

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. It involves an important number of unaccompanied minors in partnership with institutions and NGOs.

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.

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.