Serge Aimé Coulibaly / Rokia Traoré / Felwine Sarr


Part of “Timbuktu Is Back!”


English /  French /  90 Min.

“Kirina” is the name for a 12th-century battle of the Mandinka people, which has great significance for western Africa. The piece, however, is not a re-enactment of this historic event, but a narrative about Coulibaly’s present, globalized reality. The original idea sprang from the so-called European refugee crisis of 2015, whose inhumane practices of describing and classifying deeply moved the choreographer. The economist Felwine Sarr, author of the much-discussed long essay “Afrotopia”, provided the libretto, and the music, contemporary arrangements of classical Mandika music, comes from Rokia Traoré.


Concept & Choreography: Serge Aimé Coulibaly / Composition & musical direction: Rokia Traoré / Libretto: Felwine Sarr / Creation & performance: Marion Alzieu, Ida Faho, Jean‐Robert Koudogbo Kiki, Ali Ouédraogo, Antonia Naouele, Adonis Nebie, Daisy Phillips / Giulia Cenni, Issa Sanou, Sayouba Sigué, Ahmed Soura / Text: Ali ‘Doueslik’ Ouédraogo / Music: Aly Keita (Balafon), Saïdou Ilboudo (Percussion), Mohamed Kante (Bass), Yohann Le Ferrand (Gitarre) / Vocals: Naba Traoré, Virginie Dembélé / Local extras: Kerstin Bayer, Marisa Bayer, Nadine da Cruz Oliveira, Mathilde Dongala, Ulrike Düregger, Everston Freudenreich, Mehrdad Gharibian, Falk Grever, Réka Komaromi, Rebecca Korang, Antonia Korea, Angel Köster, Ruby Köster, Xica Lisboa, Pauline Payen, Ilyas Rega / Dramaturgy: Sara Vanderieck / Assistance choreography: Sayouba Sigué / Artistic advice: Thomas Prédour / Scenography: Catherine Cosme / Costumes: Salah Barka / Light design: Nathalie Perrier / Video: Eve Martin / Video technician & stage management: Jérémy Vanoost / Sound technician: Ralph M'Fah-Traoré / Light technician: Hermann Coulibaly / Technical direction: Jan Mergaert / Administration: Lies Martens / Production management: Eline Vanfleteren, Laure Louvat, Hanna el Fakir / Übersetzungen & Übertitel: Vera Neuroth / Übertitel-Operating: Hanna Slak (Panthea)


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    Tue 9.4.2019, 19:00 / HAU2

Afterwards: Artist Talk / With Serge Aimé Coulibaly and Arlette-Louise Ndakoze


Production: Faso Danse Théâtre, Ruhrtriennale. Co-production: Festival de Marseille, La Villette Paris, les ballets C de la B, Théâtre National Wallonnie-Bruxelles, Romaeuropa Festival, Kampnagel Hamburg, De Grote Post Oostende, Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq, ExtraPôle Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Executive producer: les ballets C de la B. Distribution: Frans Brood Productions. Thanks to: Ankata (Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso), Fondation Passerelle (Bamako, Mali). Supported by: Federation Wallonia-Brussels, Wallonia-Brussels International, Taxshelter Belgium.


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