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Wakatt, 5.–7. November

Wakatt,
5.–7. November

Spilles: Fri 05. Nov Sat 06. Nov Sun 07. Nov

This performance unfortunately had to be cancelled.

Dance art at the crossroads between Europe and Africa.

Wakatt
means ‘our times’, and the production presents a battle in which bodies move together towards a shared, open future. We meet 10 dancers and 3 musicians on the stage in a through-composed production in which the music and dance each have an effect on each other. Wakatt moves through the seductive, the beautiful, what stands out and what is attractive. The backdrop is the fairly common perception of ‘us’ and ‘them’. Wakatt reflects on the fear-filled world in which we live, where nationalism is on the rise in many places. Wakatt takes a closer look at the characteristic sides of human nature and at what we could call natural instincts. Is it a fact that as people, we contain an innate, hidden violence? Is it natural not to like the unknown? Are people naturally violent?

With his background from Burkina Faso, the choreographer behind this production, Sergé Aime Coulibaly, has seen many outbreaks of race-motivated violence. He has established a centre for arts development in his home town of Bobo Dioulasso, and currently works as an artist, splitting his time between Europe and Africa. Wakatt was developed in Mali, Tunisia, Brussels and Burkina Faso.

With

Concept and choreography:
Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Compositions and musical direction:
Magic Malik
Created and performed by:
Marion Alzieu
Bibata Maiga
Jean-Robert Koudogbo Kiki
Antonia Naouele
Adonis Nebie
Jolie Ngemi
Sayouba Sigué
Snake
Ahmed Soura
Marco Labellarte
Musicians:
Magic Malik Orchestra:
Magic Malik (fløyte)
Maxime Zampieri (trommer)
Jean-Luc Lehr (bass)
Dramaturgy:
Sara Vanderieck
Assistant choreographer:
Sayouba Sigué
Scenography and costumes:
Catherine Cosme
Light design:
Giacinto Caponio
Stage manager:
Matisse De Groote
Sound technician:
Ralph M'Fah-Traoré
Light technician:
Herman Coulibaly
Assistant director:
Hanna El Fakir
Production manager:
Sandra Diris
Tecnical director:
Joris De Bolle
Artistic advise:
Thomas Prédour
Company manager Faso Danse Théâtre:
Lies Martens
Communication manager Faso Danse Théâtre:
Sandra Diris
Pre-production:
Laure Louvat
Production:
Faso Danse Théâtre
Photo:
Sophie Garcia
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