Wakatt

The title Serge Aimé Coulibaly has chosen for his new piece, Wakatt, is a word of Arabic origin meaning “our era”, in Dioula, his mother tongue. It reflects his duality, working and living in both Bobo-Diolasso, the city where he was born, and Brussels, his adopted home. As always with this choreographer, politics lies at the core of his research. After Kalakuta Republik, inspired by Fela Kuti, but also totally rooted in the realities of Burkina Faso, he is now exploring the dynamics of fear and manipulation, but also those of desire and beauty. With ten dancers and the musician-composer Magic Malik, Coulibaly sheds a sensitive light on today’s sordid realities, while holding onto hope with the full force of body and spirit, in a dance that lives completely in the moment.

There is also a smaller version available with recorded music.

Production: Faso Danse Théâtre
Coproduction: Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), La Biennale de la Danse Lyon (FR), Ruhrtriennale (DE), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (LU), deSingel Antwerpen (BE), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE), Münchner Kammerspiele (DE), Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf (DE)

Première: 17-18-19 September ’20 – Tanzhaus Düsseldorf (DE) and 22-26 September ’20 – Théâtre National Brussels (BE)

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Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Faso Danse Théâtre
  • Genre: Dance / Music
  • World premiere: September '20
  • Direction: Serge Aimé Coulibaly & Magic Malik
  • Creation & performance: Marion Alzieu, Bibata Maiga, Jean-Robert Koudogbo Kiki, Antonia Naouele, Adonis Nebie, Jolie Ngemi, Sayouba Sigué, Snake, Ahmed Soura, Marco Labellarte / Magic Malik Orchestra: Magic Malik (dwarsfluit), Maxime Zampieri (drums), Jean-Luc Lehr (bas)

"Serge Aimé Coulibaly is one of the leading lights of contemporary dance on the African continent today.”

Les Inrockuptibles

“Serge Aimé is one of a generation of fascinating artists who want to build artistic bridges between Europe and the African continent. This is an extremely difficult balancing act, but Serge Aimé succeeds in accomplishing it, which can arouse nothing but admiration.”

Alain Platel

Calendar


Date Group Production Location Organizer
12-01-2021 - 16-01-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Brussel (BE)

Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
CANCELED

21-01-2021 - 24-01-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Hamburg (DE)

Kampnagel
CANCELED

03-02-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Leuven (BE) STUK Huis voor Dans

CANCELED

04-02-2021 - 06-02-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Antwerpen (BE) deSingel

CANCELED

10-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Den Haag (NL)

Zuiderstrand Theater
CANCELED

11-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Rotterdam (NL)

Theater Rotterdam
CANCELED

14-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Amsterdam (NL)

ITA – Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
CANCELED

15-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Heerlen (NL)

Parkstad Limburg Theaters
CANCELED

17-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Utrecht (NL)

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
CANCELED

18-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Breda (NL)

Chassé Theater
CANCELED

27-03-2021 - 28-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Bologna (IT)

Emilia Romagna Teatro
CANCELED

02-04-2021 - 03-04-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt New York (US)

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
CANCELED

09-04-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Sankt Pölten (AT)

Festspielhaus St. Pölten
CANCELED

13-05-2021 - 14-05-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt München (DE)

Dance 2021
CANCELED

10-06-2021 - 11-06-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Lyon (FR)

La Biennale de la Danse Lyon

07-07-2021 - 08-07-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Luxembourg (LU) Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
22-07-2021 - 23-07-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Barcelona (ES)

GREC – Festival de Barcelona

22-09-2021 - 25-09-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Hamburg (DE)

Kampnagel

29-09-2021 - 30-09-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Athens (GR)

Athens Epidaurus Festival

05-11-2021 - 07-11-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Oslo (NO)

Dansens Hus
CANCELED