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One of the most engaged choreographers of his generation, Serge Aimé Coulibaly casts a keen and kindly eye on the world, to inform dance that drinks from every spring.

The title he has chosen for his new piece, Wakatt, is a word of Arabic origin meaning “our era”, in Dioula, his mother tongue. It reflects his duality, working and living in both Bobo-Diolasso, the city where he was born, and Brussels, his adopted home. As always with this choreographer, politics lies at the core of his research. After Kalakuta Republik, inspired by Fela Kuti, but also totally rooted in the realities of Burkina Faso, he is now exploring the dynamics of fear and manipulation, but also those of desire and beauty. With 10 dancers and the musician-composer Magic Malik, Coulibaly sheds a sensitive light on today’s sordid realities, while holding onto hope with the full force of body and spirit, in a dance that lives completely in the moment.





Piece for 10 dancers and 3 musicians
Artistic direction Serge Aimé Coulibaly | Performers Marion Alzieu, Bibata Maiga, Jean-Robert Koudogbo Kiki, Antonia Naouele, Adonis Nebie, Jolie Ngemi, Sayouba Sigué, Snake, Ahmed Soura, Marco Labellarte | Music Magic Malik Orchestra | Scenography and costumes Catherine Cosme | Lighting Giacinto Caponio

Coproduction Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (Belgique), Ruhrtriennale (Allemagne), Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2021, deSingel (Anvers, Belgique), Kampnagel (Hamburg, Allemagne), Münchner Kammerspiele (Allemagne), Tanzhaus Düsseldorf (Allemagne), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Wallonie-Bruxelles International | Acknowledgements Ankata (Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso), Dream City Tunis | Diffusion Frans Brood Productions | Supported by La Communauté Flamande, La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Tax Shelter Belgique

2020 creation / Biennale Co-production
Co-hosted by the Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse, Lyon
This show is part of the Africa2020 Season, with the support of the French Institute and the Comité des Mécènes de la Saison


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