Faso Danse Théâtre

Wakatt, 04. - 06. November

04. - 06. November

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.


  • 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
    Ahmed Soura
    Marco Labellarte

  • Musicians

    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

Co-production: Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), La Biennale de la Danse Lyon (FR), Ruhrtriennale (DE), deSingel Antwerpen (BE), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE), Münchner Kammerspiele (DE), Tanzhaus Düsseldorf (DE)
Touring: Frans Brood Productions, Gie Baguet and Tine Scharlaken
Thanks to: Ankata (Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso) og Dreamcity Tunis
With the support of: The Flemish Community, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles International and The Belgium TaxShelter.

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