C la vie

a contemporary initiatory journey

With C la vie Serge Aimé Coulibaly takes his place in a rich tradition and creates a new contemporary initiatory story to explore life and our way of being in the world in 2023.

The 9 performers join on stage – a public square where anything can happen, and nothing is lost. As they embark on this initiatory journey, they invite us to witness the disappearance of the old world. No initiation is possible without experiencing – however temporary – the instability of the world.

In this story, there is no long series of various obstacles and no hero who must overcome them, but one single great challenge: how to be together? At the heart of the initiatory journey that is C la vie is the Encounter – with music, with the other, with reality, with time, with the planet, with the loved one, and so on. The only thing that matters is the event of the encounter and the quest to connect oneself to the world.

C la vie is not about filling a gap, but about radiating the fullness of the possibilities of being together as an antidote to this contemporary world that is spiralling into its own destruction.

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Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Faso Danse Théâtre
  • Genre: Dance
  • World premiere: 17-18 August 2023 @ Tanz im August Berlin (DE)
  • Direction: Serge Aimé Coulibaly
  • Creation & performance: Jean Robert Koudogbo-Kiki, Ida Faho, Angela Rabaglio, Guilhem Chatir, Djibril Ouattara, Arsène Etaba, Bibata Maiga, Dobet Gnahoré and Yvan Talbot
  • Coproduction: Charleroidanse (BE), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE), Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (DE), La Rampe-La Ponatière Echirolles (FR), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (LU), Festival RomaEuropa (IT), Festival Culturescapes Basel (CH), Münchner Kammerspiele (DE), KVS-Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg Brussel (BE), Festspielhaus Sankt-Pölten (AT)
  • With the support of: De Vlaamse overheid, La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Service Général de la Création Artistique - Service de la Danse, de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid

"Serge Aimé once again proves just how much dance remains a breeding ground for wildly overflowing emotions and energies."


"Accompanied by Sara Vanderieck's dramaturgy, Coulibaly's dance proves to be generous: the nine performers (seven dancers, a singer and a percussionist) make the stage space vibrate with energy, and along with it the space in the auditorium. A contagious energy: it will be difficult to sit still in your seat, not to follow the percussive rhythm that will accompany the entire piece (75 minutes) and not to be carried away by the dancers' movements."

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Date Group Production Location Organizer
13-02-2024 - 14-02-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie München (DE)

Münchner Kammerspiele

16-02-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Montbéliard (FR)

MA Scène Nationale 

20-02-2024 - 23-02-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Brussels (BE)

KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg

14-05-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Echirolles (FR)

La Rampe – La Ponatière

12-06-2024 - 13-06-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Athens (GR) Athens & Epidaurus Festival