Nine performers get together on stage – a public square where anything can happen, and nothing gets lost. During this rite of initiation, they invite us to witness the disappearing of the old world. There is no initiation without the experience – no matter how temporary – of an unstable world.

This story does not feature a long series of trials nor a hero who needs to overcome them, but rather one major challenge: how can we exist together? The core of the rite of initiation that is C la vie is Encounter – with music, with each other, with reality, with time, with the planet, with loved ones, etcetera. The only thing that counts is the occurrence of the encounter and the attempt to connect with the world.

C la vie is not about filling a void, but about showing the multitude of possibilities for togetherness as an antidote to our current world, which sinks into its own destruction …


C LA VIE - 12 & 13.06.2024 - Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Athens (GR)

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Serge Aimé Coulibaly is a dancer and choreographer from Burkina Faso. He was born in Bobo Diou- lasso, and has worked in Europe and the rest of the world since 2002.

His inspiration is rooted in African culture and his art is committed to the necessity of powerful contemporary dance. A dance rooted in emotion but also the bearer of reflection and hope. His vigorous expressiveness makes his work universal and finds a response on several continents. Since he set up his Faso Dance Théâtre company in 2002, Serge Aimé Coulibaly has been exploring complex themes, with the desire to offer young people a genuine positive dynamism. His productions have been presented in many theatres all over Europe and Africa and also been invited to several festivals.

These include Kalakuta Republik (2016), Nuit Blanche à Ouagadougou (2014), Fadjiri (2013), Khokuma 7° Sud (2011), Babemba (2008), Soli- tude d’un Homme Intègre (2007), A Benguer (2006), Minimini (2002).


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