|do 08.11.18||20:00 - 22:00||Theaterzaal||
|vr 09.11.18||20:00 - 22:00||Theaterzaal||
A joyful march into the future
Kirina is an unsightly place in Guinea. It was here where the last battle took place that led to the rise of the Mandinka Empire in West Africa. The significance of Kirina can be best compared with that of Waterloo for Europeans. Serge Aimé Coulibaly – who performed the Fela Kuti-inspired piece ‘Kalakuta Republik’ last year at Vooruit – has based his latest dance performance on the symbolism of this place.
According to Coulibaly, dance is a form of marching, a trek towards hope and a new reality. In ‘Kirina’, he shows people on a voyage to a better future. Coulibaly turns their march into a choreographic composition that encompasses their most tragic and joyful moments, from courage and pride to sacrifice, confrontation and victory.
For this show, Coulibaly took inspiration from Greek tragedies and classics such as ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Rite of Spring’. He turned to Felwine Sarr, one of the most relevant African researchers and writers of the moment, to write the libretto. The acclaimed Malinese singer Rokia Traoré provides the music.
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Thu 08 & Fri 09.11 - 20:00 Theaterzaal
dance / co-production
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conception & choreography: Serge Aimé Coulibaly - musical direction & creation: Rokia Traoré - libretto written by: Felwine Sarr - dramaturgy: Sara Vanderieck - assistant choreographer: Sayouba Sigué - creation & interpretation: dancers: Sayouba Sigué, Adonis Nebié, Ahmed Soura, Marion Alzieu, Antonia Nawelle, Ida Faho, Jean-Robert Koudogbo, Daisy Ransom Phillips & Issa Sanou - lyricist: Ali Ouédraogo (Doueslik) - singers: Rokia Traoré will choose one singer - musicians: Rokia Traoré will choose four musicians - set design & costumes: Catherine Cosme and a designer - light design: Nathalie Perrier - video: Eve Martin - lighting, sound & video technicians: Hermann Coulibaly & Jérémy Vanoost - technical director: Sam Serruys - production: Laure Louvat - coordination & diffusion: Frans Brood Productions (www.fransbrood.com)
production: ASBL Faso Danse Théâtre - co-producers: Festival de Marseille (France), Théâtre National de la Fédération Wallonie-Brussels – Brussels (Belgium), De Grote Post - Ostend (Belgium), RomaEuropa (Italy), other co-productions are in progress - executive producer: les ballets C de la B
photo: Jean Van Lingen