Faso Dance Theatre / Serge Aimé Coulibaly


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Faso Dance Theatre / Serge Aimé Coulibaly

"Kirina is a stunning show that combines sweaty, ritual and ecstatic dance with propelling music and an enchanting story." - The New York Times

The Burkinese dancer-choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly makes a performance about "the refugee crisis", or rather: migrations of people. Starting points: an African war story and the first declaration of human rights - not that of Génève, but that of Mali.

Duration 95min
Genre Dance
Big room

A new African epic

With its African culture as a source of inspiration, Coulibaly makes performances about the world today. Kirina is about the current "refugee crisis" in the West and the news coverage and political discourse that have triggered it.

The show takes its title from the Battle of Kirina, which is retold in the 13th century Epic of Sundiata - the national epic of Mali. It is the story of the origin of the Mandinka people and his journey to the future. In the same epic is the "Charter of the Baskets", seen by many as a first version of the Declaration of Human Rights. Long before the European version that followed the French Revolution, some 500 years later.

There are 9 dancers, 1 actor, 4 musicians, 2 singers and 30 local extras on stage. For the music, Coulibaly ’collaborated with composer Rokia Traore. A contemporary African voice, anchored in tradition. Her music was essential for the creation of this new epic, which has its origins in the old traditions but talks about the world today.


Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Immediately after the show Jacq. Algra, journalist in conversation with Serge Aimé Coulibaly. This conversation is free to attend.

Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Serge Aimé Coulibaly is a dancer and choreographer from Burkina Faso. He was born in Bobo Dioulasso, 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.

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compositie Rokia Traoré
tekst Felwine Sarr
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