I just want to do my part and leave…Not for what they’re going to remember you for,
but for what you believe in as a man.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Short of breath, panting, bodies shaken by a unconquerable pulse, over a music that spreads from one coast to another and tells us about the world, lucid, whole, with an astounding beauty.
Animal, lascivious, warlike, sensual, contemplative, this energy is, above all, the energy of the revolt and of absolute commitment. It catches emotions, upsets beliefs, reveals our depths.
Fela gives us, with his breath and his respiration, a chaos that you need to cross to explore in ourselves the strength of our own individual liberty.
What do we have to say, what do we have to refuse, today, in this world that is quaking with fear and that is closing itself off more and more ?
Dance won, borrowing from all repertories, just as Fela did (jazz, yoruba rhythms, funk…), revealing every individual in the company […] and what is of interest here, is this broken dance which never ceases to rise up again from a background of profound nostalgia.
Délibéré, Marie-Christine Vernay,
Urgent anchored in the earth, the dance is rushed, searching, carried throughout by remarkable performers.
Kalakuta Republik is a strong, complete work that awakens our hearts and our consciences.
Danser Canal Historique,Agnès Izrine
Kalakuta Republik dances on a volcano, a volcano of lost revolutions just like the one of the peoples who will finally rise up.
Sceneweb, Philippe Noisette
Choreography Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Music Yvan Talbot
Dramaturgy Sara Vanderieck
Scenography and costumes Catherine Cosme
Lights Hermann Coulibaly
Video Ève Martin
Sound Sam Serruys
Assistant choreographer Sayouba Sigué
With Marion Alzieu, Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Ida Faho, Antonia Naouele, Adonis Nebié, Sayouba Sigué, Ahmed Soura