Salia Sanou

Du désir d’horizons / Desire for Horizons

Part of “Timbuktu Is Back!”


French / With German surtitles / With English surtitles / 65 Min.

Salia Sanou turns to one of his favourite themes: the loneliness and otherness of the individual and the simultaneous question of territory, uprooting, exile and borders. The choreographer and dancer here works through his impressions and experiences from refugee camps in Burundi and Burkina Faso, where he conducted workshops as part of the project “Refugees on the Move”. Threatened by the jahidist occupation and the fighting in the neighbouring country of Mali, many people are forced to get by in the tightest of spaces, where they attempt to overcome their trauma.


Choreography: Salia Sanou / Dancers: Cindy Emelie, Ousséni Dabaré, Leslie Louis-Jean, Jérôme Kaboré, Elithia Rabenjamina, Michael Nana, Marius Sawadogo, Asha Imani Thomas / Text: Nancy Huston / Stage: Mathieu Lorry Dupuy / Lighting design: Marie-Christine Soma / Music: Amine Bouhafa / Direction: Rémy Combret / Lighting Direction: Nathalie De Rosa / Administration: Stéphane Maisonneuve


  • Past
    Wed 3.4.2019, 19:00 / HAU2


Production: Compagnie Mouvements perpétuels. Co-production:Théâtre National de Chaillot / African Artists for Development / Bonlieu – Scène nationale d’Annecy et La Bâtie Festival de Genève dans le  cadre du programme Interreg France – Suisse 2014-2020 / Tilder / La Filature - Scène nationale de Mulhouse / Viadanse Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté à Belfort / Centre de développement chorégraphique de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées. With the support of: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – DRAC Occitanie, Région Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée, ADAMI. In partnership with: CDC La Termitière / Ouagadougou. Thanks to: Patricia Carette, Gervanne und Mathias Leridon, Jean-Michel Champault, Didier Deschamps, Emmanuel Colbert.


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