Siki by Alioune Diagne
Picture: Margo Tamize
Fatou t’as tout fait / Fatou, du hast alles getan by Fatoumata Bagayoko
Picture: Margo Tamize
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Alioune Diagne "Siki" & Fatoumata Bagayoko "Fatou t’as tout fait / Fatou tried it all"

Part of “Timbuktu Is Back!”

Alioune Diagne


In "Siki" choreographer and dancer Alioune Diagne brings to life the forgotten Senegalese boxing hero Battling Siki, the first African boxing world champion in 1922. On his way through Europe and the United States he not only fought in the ring, but also against the prevailing racism of the time. At the age of 28 he was gunned down in New York. Made up of dance and boxing, "Siki" is a dialogue between then and now, seeing and being seen, Battling Siki and Alioune Diagne – two people from Saint-Louis, more or less the same age, a century apart. 

Fatoumata Bagayoko

Fatou t’as tout fait / Fatou tried it all

In her solo Fatoumata Bagayoko from Mali deals with the topic of female circumcision – a practice that she personally fell victim to along with countless other girls and women, and not only in her home country. In the darkness of the stage she recaps the individual scenes of this cruel tradition: "I wanted to claim this pain. To show my society, my family, my country, my complete incomprehension and my deep disagreement with this practice, which has no place in contemporary society."
Current Performances
Fri 05.04.2019, 19:00 / HAU3
Sat 06.04.2019, 19:00 / HAU3
50 min. & 25 min.
Choreography & Dance
Alioune Diagne
Anoek Nuyens
Research & artistic advice
Maaike Cotterink
Simone Giacomini, Jacques Lynedjian, Maaike Cotterink
"Fatou t’as tout fait"
Concept, Choreography & Dance
Fatoumata Bagayoko
Strange Way, Manuel Wandji
Sound & Voice
Fatoumata Bagayoko
Lighting Design
Hermann Coulibaly
German Premiere "Siki" & "Fatou t’as tout fait" 05 April 2019
"Siki" – Production: Compagnie Diagn’Art – Maaike Cotterink. Co-production: Korzo, Ballet Preljocaj – Centre Chorégraphique National, Gemeente Den Haag, Pamoja. Programme: ACP-Culture, supported by European Union, realised by Studios Kabako. "Fatou t’as tout fait" – Production: Compagnie Jiriladon / C’est Comment. Supported by: Ankata / Simply the Best & Eeg-Cowles-Stiftung. Thanks to: Bienvenue Bazié, Régine Chopinot, Lacina Coulibaly, Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Lila Greene, Fatou Traoré, Francis Viet.