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Recording: 2022-08-06 , HAU1 Hebbel am Ufer (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Amala Dianor


Tanz im August | HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Production Details / Press Releases

“Siguifin”, meaning “magic monster” in the Bambara language, is the result of a collective choreographic process initiated by French-Sengalese choreographer Amala Dianor. Working together with nine young dancers, collaborators Alioune Diagne (Senegal), Ladji Koné (Burkina Faso) and Naomi Fall (Mali) add to a diversified composition, addressing notions of individuality, social cohesion and cultural difference. This ‘choreographic exquisite corps’ celebrates the vitality of a hybrid African dance that is continually evolving.

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TFB Nr. 1659

Cast & Credits

Artistic direction: Amala Dianor
Choreography: Alioune Diagne, Naomi Fall, Ladji Koné, Amala Dianor
With: Salif Coulibaly aka Zongo, Jules Romain Djihounouck aka BBoy Romeo, Alicia Seybiya Gomis, Daniel Gombila Koala aka Tchaprat, Rama Koné, Adama Mariko, Roger Sarr, Abdoul Kader Simporé aka Dainss, Adiara Traoré
Music: Awir Léon
Lighting design: Nicolas Tallec
Lighting & stage management: Nicolas Tallec, Agathe Geffroy (in rotation)
Costume design: Laurence Chalou
Sound: Ugo Raimbault
Management: Mélanie Roger
Tour management: Lucie Jeannenot

Production: Cie Amala Dianor / Kaplan.
“Siguifin” is a Big Pulse Dance Alliance co-production, co-produced by Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland), New Baltic Dance (Lithuania), Julidans (Netherlands), Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Germany), Dance Umbrella (UK). ), CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (Norway) and ONE Dance Week (Bulgaria), co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.
Co-production: Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Vilar, Atelier de Paris / CDCN, POLE-SUD, CDCN Strasbourg, Institut Français Dakar, Center chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, Center de la danse Pierre Doussaint, Grand Paris Seine et Oise.
Supported by: France – DRAC Pays de la Loire, Pays de la Loire Region, French Institute, Francophonie.
In partnership with: Diagn’art – Alioune Diagne, De ceux qui – Naomi Fall, Ciel K – Ladji Koné.
Developed at: Institut Français Dakar, Le Château Cultural Center of Saint Louis, CDC la Termitière Ouagadougou, Institut Français Bamako.
Cie Amala Dianor / Kaplan is funded by: France – DRAC Pays de la Loire, Pays de la Loire Region, Town of Angers, BNP Paribas Foundation.
With the kind support of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture / DGCA.

Tanz im August 2022
Artistic Director: Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival: Stefan Nagel
Curator & Producer: Andrea Niederbuchner
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director: Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Producer: Ekaterina Voronova
Production Assistant: Johanna Herrschmann
Production Associates: Vivien Hohnholz, John Hoobyar, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Raquel Moreira, Lilli Ruopp, Tammo Walter
Technical Director Festival: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Tanz im August is a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund.

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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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)

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