10/02 • 9:00 PM to 22h20
Duration 80 min.
Recommended age: 12 years old
Following a recent phase of vertical work with groups, the Burkinabe choreographer and dancer Salia Sanou pursued the desire to explore the theme of encounter in another way. Notions of the place of “I” and “game,” gesture and space, cohabited his questions with circularity.
“Who are you, Salia Sanou? Who are you, the dancer, the uprooted?,” he heard echoed within himself – he has lived in France since the 1990s, where he founded the company Mouvements Perpétuels in 2011.
This voice made him rethink the dimension of acting and interpreting, allowing him a dialogue between subjects such as literature, dance and music. And so he arrived at the face-to-face structure, evoking the other in parallel confrontation, in complementarity, even alterity, or even, why not, opposition.
For this expansive journey, his pairs in three successive duos are the French-Senegalese choreographer Germaine Acogny, the Canadian writer Nancy Huston, and the musician David Babian, aka Babx.
The development of this experience, Sanou believes, is a synchronically scenic, verbal, and sonic alliance between the engagement of the body and its internal rhythms. Like a revolving stage mirroring the cycle of life and bypassing didacticism. A succession of knowledges and actions around what is distinct, such as listening to the power of personal searches and shared sincerity.
FULL TECHNICAL DATA SHEET
De Beaucoup de Vous
Germaine Acogny e Salia Sanou
Creation: september/2018 – Le Mans
De Vous a Moi
Nancy Huston e Salia Sanou
Texts: Nancy Huston, extraídos de Limbes Limbo, un Hommage à Samuel Beckett (Actes Sud, 2000), Nord Perdu (Actes Sud, 1999) e In Deo (ed. du Chemin de Fer, 2019)
Creation: may/2018 – Castelnau-le-Lez
Et Vous Serez là
Babx e Salia Sanou
Texts: Aimé Césaire (Cristal Automatique) e Gaston Miron (La Marche à L’amour)
Creation: june/2019 – Bruxelas
Realization e choreography: Salia Sanou
Music: David Babin (Babx)
Scenography: Mathieu Lorry-Dupuy
Lighting: Marie-Christine Soma
Stage Director: Rémy Combret
Light operation: Eric Corlay
Sound operation: Delphine Foussat
Management: Stéphane Maisonneuve
Photograph: Laurent Philippe
Production: companhia Mouvements Perpétuels
Brasil’s Production: Julia Gomes
Co-production: Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse, Charleroi Danse, CNDC Angers, French Embassy in Senegal, Le Kiasma de Castelnau-le-lez, Les Francophonies en Limousin and Malraux – Scène Nationale Chambéry Savoie
PARTNERSHIP AND SUPPORT
Acknowledgment: Ahmed Madani, Irène Tassembédo, Jean-Baptiste Guiard-Schmid, Jean-Paul Guarino e Patricia Carette.
The Mouvements Perpétuels Company has incentive from Ministère de la Culture – DRAC Occitanie and from Région Occitanie; support from Ville de Montpellier and Montpellier Métropole Méditerranée