Théâtre National

Kirina

Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Rokia Traoré / Faso Danse Théâtre, Ruhrtriennale

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Following on the success of his previous spectacle Kalakuta Republik – which was a homage to Fela Kuti – Serge Aimé Coulibaly was inspired this time by one of the foundational battles of West Africa: Kirina is a contemporary epic drawing on history and fiction. On stage we have nine dancers, six musicians, one storyteller, and forty extras bringing to life the story of a people filled with hope and rebellion marching towards their future.

With a book by author and economist Felwine Sarr and music from legendary singer Rokia Traoré, Serge Aimé Coulibaly deploys a choreographic vocabulary based on interior violence and fragility. At the juncture of the great Greek tragedies and the Biblical and African myths, Kirina is a theatre of battles, cathartic celebrations, sacrifices and unions.

In this great fresco where dance is a march forward and that march is transformation, is an ageless story both symbolic and pagan, which evokes the need for migration.

Image
© Philippe Magoni

Info

Language

FR — Surtitles EN

Duration

95’

Venue

Grande salle

Surrounding the show

Introduction 29.01.2019 - 19:45 (15')

Discussion 'Builders of Stories' after show 30.01.2019

Sound level

category 2

Cast

Concept and direction
Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Composition and musical direction
Rokia Traoré

Based on a libretto by
Felwine Sarr


Dramaturgy
Sara Vanderieck

Choregraphy assistant
Sayouba Sigué

Scenographie
Catherine Cosme

Costumes
Salah Barka

Light design
Nathalie Perrier


Video (design)
Eve Martin

Creation and performance
Marion Alzieu, Ida Faho, Jean-Robert Koudogbo, Antonia Naouele, Adonis Nebié, Daisy Phillips/Giulia Cenni, Issa Sanou, Sayouba Sigué, Ahmed Soura

Text and performance
Ali ‘Doueslik’ Ouédraogo

Musicians
Aly Keita/Youssouf Keita, Saidou Ilboudo, Mohammed Kanté, Yohann Le Ferrand

Singer
Naba Aminata Traoré, Marie Virginie Dembélé

Video operator and stage manager
Jérémy Vanoost

Light operator
Hermann Coulibaly

Sound operator
Ralph M’Fah-Traoré

Extra’s from Brussels

Production
Laure Louvat, Hanna El Fakir

Technical director
Jan Mergaert

Artistic advisor
Thomas Prédour

Coordination
Faso Danse Théâtre, Lies Martens

Executive production
les ballets C de la B

Tour
Frans Brood Productions

Production
Faso Danse Théâtre, Ruhrtriennale

Co-production
Festival de Marseille, ExtraPôle Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, les ballets C de la B,  La Villette Paris, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Romaeuropa Festival, Kampnagel Hambourg, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq, De Grote Post Oostende, Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent

With the support of
la Féderation Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles International,Taxshelter Belgium

Thanks to
Ankata (Bobo-Dioulasso), Fondation Passerelle (Bamako)