Alioune Diagne / Fatoumata Bagayoko

Siki / Fatou t’as tout fait

Part of  "Timbuktu Is Back!"


Bambara /  Various languages /  With German surtitles /  With English surtitles /  50 Min.

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Alioune Diagne

In "Siki" choreographer and dancer Alioune Diagne brings to life the forgotten Senegalese boxing hero Battling Siki, the first African boxing world champion in 1922. On his way through Europe and the United States he not only fought in the ring, but also against the prevailing racism of the time. At the age of 28 he was gunned down in New York. Made up of dance and boxing, "Siki" is a dialogue between then and now, seeing and being seen, Battling Siki and Alioune Diagne – two people from Saint-Louis, more or less the same age, a century apart.

Fatoumata Bagayoko
Fatou t’as tout fait

In her solo Fatoumata Bagayoko from Mali deals with the topic of female circumcision – a practice that she personally fell victim to along with countless other girls and women, and not only in her home country. In the darkness of the stage she recaps the individual scenes of this cruel tradition: "I wanted to claim this pain. To show my society, my family, my country, my complete incomprehension and my deep disagreement with this practice, which has no place in contemporary society."


Choreographie & Dance: Alioune Diagne / Dramaturgy: Anoek Nuyens / Research & Artistic Advice: Maaike Cotterink / Sound: Simone Giacomini, Jacques Lynedjian, Maaike Cotterink / "Fatou t’as tout fait" Concept, Choreography & Dance: Fatoumata Bagayoko / Music: Strange Way, Manuel Wandji / Sound & Voice: Fatoumata Bagayoko / Lighting Design: Hermann Coulibaly


  • Past
    German premiere
    Fri 5.4.2019, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 6.4.2019, 19:00 / HAU3


“Siki” – Production: Compagnie Diagn’Art – Maaike Cotterink. Co-production: Korzo, Ballet Preljocaj – Centre Chorégraphique National, Gemeente Den Haag, Pamoja. Programme: ACP-Culture, supported by European Union, realised by Studios Kabako. “Fatou t’as tout fait” – Production: Compagnie Jiriladon / C’est Comment. Supported by: Ankata / Simply the Best & Eeg-Cowles-Stiftung. Thanks to: Bienvenue Bazié, Régine Chopinot, Lacina Coulibaly, Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Lila Greene, Fatou Traoré, Francis Viet.


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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