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Picture: Philippe Magoni
Kirina by Serge Aimé Coulibaly / Rokia Traoré / Felwine Sarr
Picture: Philippe Magoni
Picture: Philippe Magoni
Kirina by Serge Aimé Coulibaly / Rokia Traoré / Felwine Sarr
Picture: Philippe Magoni
Picture: Philippe Magoni
Kirina by Serge Aimé Coulibaly / Rokia Traoré / Felwine Sarr
Picture: Philippe Magoni
Picture: Philippe Magoni
Kirina by Serge Aimé Coulibaly / Rokia Traoré / Felwine Sarr
Picture: Philippe Magoni
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Serge Aimé Coulibaly / Rokia Traoré / Felwine Sarr

Kirina

Part of "Timbuktu Is Back!"

"Kirina" is the name for a 12th-century battle of the Mandinka people, which has great significance for western Africa. The piece, however, is not a re-enactment of this historic event, but a narrative about Coulibaly’s present, globalized reality. The original idea sprang from the so-called European refugee crisis of 2015, whose inhumane practices of describing and classifying deeply moved the choreographer. The economist Felwine Sarr, author of the much-discussed long essay "Afrotopia", provided the libretto, and the music, contemporary arrangements of classical Mandika music, comes from Rokia Traoré.
Current Performances
Tue 09.04.2019, 19:00 / HAU2
French with German and English surtitles
90 min.
Concept & choreography
Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Composition & musical direction
Rokia Traoré
Libretto
Felwine Sarr
Creation & performance
Marion Alzieu, Ida Faho, Jean‐Robert Koudogbo Kiki, Ali Ouédraogo, Antonia Naouele, Adonis Nebie, Daisy Phillips / Giulia Cenni, Issa Sanou, Sayouba Sigué, Ahmed Soura
Text
Ali ‘Doueslik’ Ouédraogo
Music
Aly Keita (Balafon), Saïdou Ilboudo (Percussion), Mohamed Kante (Bass), Yohann Le Ferrand (Gitarre)
Vocals
Naba Traoré, Virginie Dembélé
Extras
20 local extras
Dramaturgy
Sara Vanderieck
Assistance choreography
Sayouba Sigué
Artistic advice
Thomas Prédour
Scenography
Catherine Cosme
Costumes
Salah Barka
Light design
Nathalie Perrier
Video
Eve Martin
Video technician & stage management
Jérémy Vanoost
Sound technician
Ralph M'Fah-Traoré
Light technician
Hermann Coulibaly
Technical direction
Jan Mergaert
Administration
Lies Martens
Production management
Eline Vanfleteren, Laure Louvat, Hanna el Fakir
Production: Faso Danse Théâtre, Ruhrtriennale. Co-production: Festival de Marseille, La Villette Paris, les ballets C de la B, Théâtre National Wallonnie-Bruxelles, Romaeuropa Festival, Kampnagel Hamburg, De Grote Post Oostende, Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq, ExtraPôle Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Executive producer: les ballets C de la B. Distribution: Frans Brood Productions. Thanks to: Ankata (Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso), Fondation Passerelle (Bamako, Mali). Supported by: Federation Wallonia-Brussels, Wallonia-Brussels International, Taxshelter Belgium.