What do you hang your dreams on when all around you, everything is in ruins ? How do you reignite and let a youth shine that has been extinguished through apathy, that has been absent from its history ?
Africa is not only a land of massacres and desolation : there have always been islands of upright men, lucid, passionate, who left behind all fatalism and decided to change.
The historical figures, almost mythical, of Thomas Sankara, Nelson Mandela, Kwame Nkrumah and Patrice Lumumba are summoned on to the stage to remind everyone that the combat is daily, from the smallest gestures and it requires tenacity, persistence and perseverance to gain a renewal that is filled with hope.
« The four male dancers, the singer Djénéba Koné and the two musicians that are on stage shine with an offensive beauty, but with no arrogance. […] A dance that is carved in the nerves, explosive, impeccably choreographed. »
Télérama Rosita Boisseau
« A contemporary dance, that purifies, breaks past the symbols of tradition to construct another language. The result is really quiet unique in the distance that there is from the typical vocabulary that is seen on the European stages. The dancers link a gracious gestural approach with crazy energy. »
Conception and choreography : Serge-Aimé Coulibaly
Assistant to the choreography : Lacina Coulibaly
Dance creation : Lacina Coulibaly, Lévy Tierema Koama, Sigué Sayouba, Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Musicians : Sana Seydou Khanzai, Tim Winsé, Benjamin Collier
Singer : Djénéba Koné
Scenography : Papa Mahamoudou Kouyaté