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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles


Serge Aimé Coulibaly & Magic Malik
Faso Danse Théâtre - Münchner Kammerspiele

22 > 26.09.2020
Dance – Troika

For Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Burkinabe choreographer located in Brussels, dance is a social commitment Through a powerful and universal language he questions the world and shares his reflections with an international audience. If his inspiration is rooted in Africa, his influences are many. Additionally, each creative episode takes place in Africa as well as in Europe.

Contemporary and anchored in emotion, Serge Aimé Coulibaly’s dancing is always hopeful. It’s through this prism that he touches on complex themes which he fills with positive energy.

After having investigated a popular uprising (Nuit Blanche à Ouagadougou), after having explored what a commitment for a better world requires from the individual (Kalakuta Republik), after having scrutinized our disdainful gaze on the history of migratory peoples through a few West African origin myths (Kirina) WAKATT questions the “fear of the other” that is so prevalent in the present day.

In this project Serge Aimé Coulibaly wonders about the nature of humankind, his “natural instinct.” Are we violent by default? Do we spontaneously reject those who we do not know? Or it is just manipulation of the masses that we can counter?

At a time when walls are being built between different peoples, when nationalisms thrive on the rejection of the other, Wakatt incites to resistance and openness  towards a common and generous future.


  • - 20:00
  • - 19:30

    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show

  • - 20:00
  • - 20:00
  • - 20:00



Grande Salle



Surrounding the show

23.09.2020 - Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show


Serge Aimé Coulibaly 

Music composition & direction 
Magic Malik 

Creation & Performance 
Marion Alzieu 
Bibata Maiga 
Jean-Robert Koudogbo Kiki 
Antonia Naouele 
Adonis Nebie 
Jolie Ngemi 
Sayouba Sigué 
Zora Snake 
Ahmed Soura 
Marco Labellarte 

Magic Malik Orchestra :
Magic Malik
Maxime Zampieri
Jean-Luc Lehr

Magic Malik

Maxime Zampieri 

Jean-Luc Lehr 

Sara Vanderieck 

Choregraphy assistance 
Sayouba Sigué 

Scenography & costumes 
Catherine Cosme 

Technical Director
Joris De BolleArtistic advice
Thomas Prédour 

Light design 
Giacinto Caponio 

Stage manager 
Matisse De Groote 

Sound operator 
Ralph M’Fah-Traoré 

Light operator 
Hermann Coulibaly 

Artistic assistant
Hanna El Fakir 

Production director 
Sandra Diris 

Company Manager Faso Danse Théâtre 
Lies Martens 

Faso Danse Théâtre 
Sandra Diris 

Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Faso Danse Théâtre & Münchner Kammerspiele 

Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), La Biennale de la Danse Lyon (FR), Ruhrtriennale (DE), deSingel Antwerpen (BE), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE), Münchner Kammerspiele (DE), Tanzhaus Düsseldorf (DE)

Frans Brood Productions 

With the support of 
Ankata (Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso), Dreamcity Tunis 

With help from
La communauté Flamande, La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Le Tax Shelter Belgique 
Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK co-production support for dance, sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media of Germany.

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