Production Details / Press Releases
What does it mean to make political art today? Inspired by the Nigerian musician, political activist and inventor of afrobeat Fela Kuti, Serge Aimé Coulibaly and his team explore the connection between art and revolt. What happens when an artist becomes the leader of a movement? How are resistance movements triggered? And what comes after the revolution? The Burkina Faso choreographer’s new piece is a hypnotic, powerful evening, as well as a poetic performance that leads directly from the African revolution into our globalised present.
Serge Aimé Coulibaly is a dancer and choreographer from Burkina Faso. Born in Bobo- Dioulasso, he has been working in Europe and around the globe since 2002, and has collaborated with artists such as Alain Platel and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. His inspiration is rooted in African culture, and his art is committed to a powerful form of contemporary dance. In 2002 Coulibaly established his own dance company, Faso Dance Théâtre, which also fosters the development of other artists from Burkina Faso – as a site of encounter, reflection and artistic research on contemporary dance in an African context.
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TFB Nr. 1077
Cast & Credits
Concept and choreography: Serge Aimé CoulibalyBy and with: Adonis Nebié, Marion Alzieu, Sayouba Sigué, Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Ahmed Soura, Antonia Naouele, Ida Faho
Music: Yvan Talbot
Video: Eve Martin
Dramaturgy: Sara Vanderieck
Assistant choreography: Sayouba Sigué
Stage & Costume: Catherine Cosme
Light: Hermann Coulibaly
Technical management: Sam Serruys
Production: Faso Danse Théâtre & Halles de Schaerbeek
Production management: Halles de Schaerbeek
Distribution: Frans Brood Productions
Coproduction Maison de la Danse Lyon, TorinoDanza, Le Manège Scène nationale de Maubeuge, Le TARMAC – La Scène internationale francophone Paris, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Ankata Bobo Dioulasso, Les Récréâtrales Ouagadougou, Festival AfriCologne, CC De Grote Post Oostende.
Supported by Musée des Confluences Lyon for the residencies, and Fédèration Wallonie-Bruxelles, dance department
With kind support of Institut français and the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/DGCA.
Tanz im August 2017
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer: Isa Köhler
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Assistant Producer: Alina Sophie Lauer
Technical Director: Patrick Tucholski
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)
Tickets: +49 (0)30 259 004 27
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):
University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)