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Panaibra Gabriel Canda

dance French Premiere



The body as a territory. Five performers bear the wounds and scars of Mozambique, torn apart by five consecutive wars. But in these very wounds lies the potential for reconstruction and reconciliation.

Sixteen years of civil war have overcome the oppression and injustice of authoritarian leaders. Maputo’s most emblematic choreographer uses bodies and sound to tell the chaotic story of his country and its fractured society. The characters dance against prejudice relating to origins, gender, faith and religion. Playing on the notion of repeated humiliation, rejection and violence, Gabriel Panaibra Canda never allows the tension to fade as he seeks out an intimate balance between the Self and the Other – but to achieve this, demons must be faced.


MEETING with the artistic team Tuesday, July 6 after the performance.

With the support of Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique. Organised as part of the Africa2020 Season, with the support of the French Institute and the Committee of Patrons of the Africa2020 Season.

Practical information

2021 Edition

Duration 60'

Where ?
Théâtre Joliette

2, place Henri-Verneuil, 2e

tel. 04 91 90 74 28

Métro - 2 arrêt Joliette

Tram - 2, 3 arrêt Euroméditerranée-Gantès

Bus - 35, 82 arrêt Le Silo, 49 arrêt Collège Izzo

Vélo - station Euroméditerranée Gantes

Parking - Urbis Park Euromed Center


Rate 10€
Under 12 5€

Book !


Photographies © Michael Bause


Création 2009 | Conception et chorégraphie Panaibra Gabriel Canda Interprétation Amelia Socovinho, Antonio Bila, Maria Tembe, Sonia Mulapha, en cours. Remerciements chaleureux à Domingos Bie (distribution originale) Collaboration artistique Joao Mocavel Texte Panaibra Gabriel Canda (inspiré par Sam Cooke et plusieurs discours) Création lumière Caldino José Alberto Musique Salomão J. Manhica, String Jazz Quartett, Alva Noto & Ruichi Sakamoto

Production Panaibra Gabriel Canda/CulturArte (Maputo) Diffusion internationale PLAN B - Creative Agency for Performing Arts (Allemagne)


Avec le soutien de l’Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique.

Organisé dans le cadre de la Saison Africa2020, avec le soutien de l'Institut français et du Comité des mécènes de la Saison Africa2020.

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