The solo Fitry is like a long fado of someone struggling to find his happiness, a man struggling to keep standing.
In an exchange of views between Serge Aimé and dancer Jean Robert Koudogbo Kiki, during the confinement as a result of Covid-19, it seemed urgent and necessary to translate our precarious life, our weaknesses, our instability in the face of this invisible force that is the virus, with a solo that speaks directly to the public, without emotional barriers.
It is the vulnerability, moving and at the same time powerful, that gives Fitry its full meaning, and encourages us to meet people in this post-Covid-19 world.
Francisco Goya’s painting Tres de Mayo (1814) inspired Serge Aimé Coulibaly enormously; he developed various choreographic ideas based on Goya’s depiction of the life of the man in the painting who raises his arms proudly before being shot.
|Preliminary technical rider|
- Genre: Dance
- Direction: Serge Aimé Coulibaly
- Creation & performance: Jean Robert Koudogbo-Kiki
- Coproduction: Ankata (BF), Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), Theater Freiburg (DE), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE)
"This piece is well thought out and created with care, creativity and professionalism. On the surface it seems simple but Coulibaly’s story about the man and the depth of emotion coming from his core is complex. The dynamic of the story ebbs and flows, is both cool and warm, builds and expands."
Fringe Review Edinburgh
“An intriguing one-man show”