IKH | Kaizen Bakou

It's a way of living by cultivating yourself with responsability.

Kaizen Bakou, is one of the Inner Kaizen Humanology branches which, through dance rituals, stillness and movements, takes you to perceive that you are enough. To accept and respect the differences among us. To be able to act with the intention to free yourself and any being around you. To assume your responsibilities. Engineering yourself by creating the right condition within you to get to know what kind of seed you are. Preparing yourself to accept any transformation.


The dancing, gesturing body externalises Kwenda Lima’s guiding principle: rhythm’s ritualistic dimension, drawn out through live drummers or by combining recorded percussion with his own drums. The polyrhythmic contrasts of timbres and timelines reveals Kaizen Bakou’s “dependence” on not merely rhythm, but polyrhythm. Divided into groups that simultaneously pursue different movements and/ or contrapuntal chants to work with each other, the workshop becomes a pulsating, percussive, polyrhythmic body. Through ‘the pleasurable dimension’ of physical exhilaration, it bursts through the ‘straitjacket’ of Western rhythm.