De quoi sommes-nous faits ?!

Andréya Ouamba

CREATION

Conceived, staged and performed
Andréya Ouamba

Performed
Clarisse Sagna
Direction
Catherine Boskowitz
Written
Kouam Tawa
Original Music (guitar)
Press Mayindou
Scénography
Jean Christophe Lanquetin
Light
Cyril Givort

Fri 16 and Sat 17 March
8:30 p.m.

Estimated time
1 hour

Prices
10 € to 20 € - Discovery Pass 12 €

In a Brazzaville gripped by armed conflict, Andréya Ouamba remembers the day when, as a boy, he braved the risk of running into dangerous militias on the street. But he was even more afraid that his father would realize his absence from the house. The choreographer sees this as more than just anecdotal. In Africa, respecting one’s elders remains a value that trumps all others. And therein lies the doubts he confronts in this new piece. Might there be some link between paternal authority within the family circle, and the reproduction of authoritarian and paternalist regimes? With plenty of pluck, this high-profile dancer from the African continent faces the challenge of philosophical emancipation. He does this through the eyes of Cameroonian writer Kouam Tawa, in a form that director Catherine Boskowitz also tackles. What are we made of ? Of the preconceptions we’ve inherited, and which we must dare to overturn.

production Association 1er Temps • Cie ABC production déléguée
soutiens Atelier de Paris / CDCN • Théâtre de la Ville • Institut français de Paris • Institut français du Congo • Institut français du Sénégal • La Cité Internationale des Arts / le Marais • mairie de Paris • PÔLE-SUD, CDCN Strasbourg