“Wakatt” means “our time” and the Burkina Faso-born choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly, who is one of the most important artistic voices on the African continent, has placed fear as a defining motif of our present at the centre of his stirring choreography. He explores the omnipresent fear of the Other and of a future marked by great challenges. The work, which was created in various African and European countries, also addresses Coulibaly’s experiences with the COVID 19 pandemic. Through their dance and body language, which incorporates daily reality and social changes, Coulibaly and his dancers create a community that deals with the challenges of our time.
Duration: 1 h 15 min.
Serge Aimé Coulibaly, born 1972 in Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso), is a dancer and choreographer. He was trained by the FEEREN company in Burkina Faso and at Le Centre National Chorégraphique de Nantes. Since he set up his Faso Danse Theater company in 2002, his productions have been presented all over Europe and Africa and also been invited to several festivals. Since the beginning of his career he also collaborates with several other artists and regularly works on international productions, both as a performer and choreographer. Collaborations include productions with Moïse Touré, with the Marrukegu Company, with Julie Dossavi, with Alain Platel and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui at les ballets C de la B. To provide a place for experimentation and concrete reflection for his creations and his concept of artistic commitment, Serge Aimé Coulibaly set up ANKATA in Bobo Dioulasso: an International Laboratory for Research and Production in the Performing Arts. It is open to everyone and is a crossroads for exchanges between different continents, disciplines and communities with the common aim of inventing the future.
Konzept & Choreographie: Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Kompositionen und musikalische Leitung: 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 (deutsche Flöte), MaximeZampieri (Drums), Jean-Luc Lehr (Bass)
Dramaturgie: Sara Vanderieck
Assistant choreography: 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
Technical director: Joris De Bolle
Artistic advice: Thomas Prédour
Company Manager Faso Danse Théâtre: Lies Martens
Communication manager Faso Danse Théâtre: Sandra Diris
Pre-production: Laure Louvat
Production: Faso Danse Théâtre
Coproduction: Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), La Biennale de la Danse Lyon (FR), Ruhrtriennale (DE), deSingel.
Touring: Frans Brood Productions, Gie Baguet en Tine Scharlaken
Thanks to: Ankata (Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso) en Dreamcity Tunis
With the support of: The Flemish Community, FédérationWallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles Internationaland The BelgiumTaxShelter