Production Details / Press Releases
Simple, but complex and all-encompassing, as is life itself – this is Serge Aimé Coulibaly’s new work. In the wake of the difficulties of the last three years, he views “C la vie”as a point of departure towards a new vitality, and an impulse to take matters into one’s own hands again and celebrate the joys of existence. This production for seven dancers, voice and percussion, was inspired by the desire to replace a passive existence with action: not to hope, but to have faith. Strength instead of power. Collectivity as the highest value. Coulibaly connects these ideas with rhythm, movement, and sheer exuberance. He calls for a collective and joyful investigation of what it is that makes life worth living.
TFB Nr. 1791
Cast & Credits
Concept & Choreography: Serge Aimé Coulibaly
By & with: Guilhem Chatir, Arsène Etaba, Ida Faho, Jean Robert Koudogbo-Kiki, Bibata Maiga Djibril Ouattara, Angela Rabaglio
Music: Dobed Gnahoré, Yvan Talbot (percussionist)
Musical Composition: Ivan Talbot
Choreographic Assistance: Sigué Sayouba
Dramaturgy: Sara Vanderieck
Artistic Assistant: Hanna El Fakir
Video Creation, Scenography, Costumes: Eve Martin
Lighting Design: Emily Brassier
Distribution: Frans Brood Productions
Technical production management and on-site collaboration: The Radialsystem Team
Production: Faso Danse Théâtre
Co-production: Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Charleroidanse, Kampnagel Hamburg, La Rampe-La Ponatière Echirolles, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Festival RomaEuropa, Festival Culturescapes Basel, Münchner Kammerspiele, KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg Brussels, Festspielhaus St. Pölten
Supported by the Flemish authorities and La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Service Général de la Création Artistique – Service de la Danse.
“C la vie” is created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government.
In cooperation with Radialsystem
Tanz im August 2023
Artistic Director: Ricardo Carmona
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Producer & Dramaturge: Alina Lauer
Production und Team Assistance: Luzie Barzen
Dramaturgical Advisor: Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi
Production Associates: Sujmo Akcali, Arantxa Ciafrino, Vivien Hohnholz, Aki Kimura, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Ekaterina Voronova, Benze C. Werner
Technical Director Festival: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):