De quoi sommes-nous faits ?!

Andréya Ouamba


Conceived, staged and performed
Andréya Ouamba

Clarisse Sagna
Catherine Boskowitz
Written and performed
Kouam Tawa
Original Music (guitar) and performed
Press Mayindou
Jean Christophe Lanquetin
Cyril Givort

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

Estimated time

10 € to 20 € - Discovery Pass 12 €

@ Elise Fitte Duval

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 (Dakar) • Cie ABC (Paris)
Coproduction Théâtre de la Ville • Atelier de Paris / CDCN  • PÔLE-SUD, CDCN Strasbourg • Cité internationale des arts
Avec le soutien de Région Ile de France • Ville de Paris • Institut Français de Paris • Institut Français au Sénégal •  Institut Français du Congo • Adami• Onda - Office national de diffusion artistique
Andréya Ouamba est lauréat des programmes de résidences de l’Institut français.