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Kalakuta Republik

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Bobo-Dioulasso / Bruxelles l duration : 85' + intermission

With his new creation, Serge Aimé Coulibaly, who has worked with Alain Platel and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, remembers the political influence of the Nigerian singer and sax player Fela Kuti. His afrobeat accompanies an energetic dance that urges us to open up our minds.

Focus on Africa

A leader for West African counter-culture, Fela Kuti made his music into a political weapon. His afrobeat partly accompanies this piece on the immense desire for freedom among young people in Burkina Faso today. On stage, six dancers are dragged from their torpor by a seventh who is unable to stop their frenzied movements, a metaphor for their hunger for life. He ends up joining them in their frantic dance, soon driven by rock beats from the DJ and percussionist Yvan Talbot. Enchanted by the hypnotic charm of the show, the Place d’Armes at Fort Saint-Jean starts to feel like the “Shrine”, the legendary venue halfway between a temple and a nightclub, where Fela sang of hope and revolt after praying with his audience.


Co-presentation of Festival d’Avignon and Festival de Marseille. Performance in co-presentation with le Mucem.

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2017 Edition


Full price : 20 €

Concessions : 15 €

Under 26  : 15 €


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Compagnie Faso Danse Théâtre Concept et chorégraphie Serge Aimé Coulibaly Création et interprétation Antonia Naouele, Marion Alzieu, Adonis Nébié, Sayouba Sigué, Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Ahmed Soura, Ida Faho Création musique Yvan Talbot Création vidéo Eve Martin Dramaturgie Sara Vanderieck Assistant à la chorégraphie Sayouba Sigué Scénographie et costumes Catherine Cosme Création lumière Hermann Coulibaly Création sonore Sam Serruys Crédit photos Doune

Production Halles de Schaerbeek ; Faso Danse Théâtre Coproduction Maison de la Danse (Lyon) ; Torinodanza (Turin) ; Le Manège – Scène nationale de Maubeuge ; Le Tarmac - La scène internationale francophone (Paris) ; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg ; Ankata (Bobo Dioulasso) ; Les Récréâtrales (Ouagadougou) ; Festival Africologne (Cologne) ; De Grote Post (Ostende) Soutien Musée des Confluences (Lyon) ; Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - service de la danse Production déléguée Halles de Schaerbeek Diffusion Frans Brood Productions

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