Since the 1990s, contemporary dance has become a fixture of the African cultural landscape, to the point of becoming a real part of the continent's cultural heritage. The transmission of works from this repertoire by a new generation of dancers is at the heart of this programme; its three shows have all left a mark on their era and won the Prix Découverte RFI at the Choreographic Encounters of Africa and the Indian Ocean, an itinerant biennale dedicated to creation from the continent.
Figninto - The Pierced Eye
Figninto (blind man in Bambara) reflects on the condition of the modern man, always in a hurry, vulnerable, torn by accumulation, obsessed with the passage of time to the point that he no longer knows how to take the time to meet new people, make friends, or love...
Seydou Boro and Salia Sanou
Trained in Ouagadougou, they started dancing together in creations by Mathilde Monnier and created their first show in 1996. In 2006, they founded La Termitière in Burkina Faso, the first centre for choreographic development in Africa, and organised the Dialogues du corps festival. They parted ways in 2010, but continue to regularly come together to work on common projects.
Choreography Seydou Boro, Salia Sanou
Music Dramane Diabaté, Hughes Germain, Tim Winsey
Stage design Issa Ouédraogo
Lights Diane Guérin
With Ousséni Dabare, Jean Robert Kiki Koudogbo, Ibrahim Zongo
Production Compagnie Mouvements perpétuels, Centre de développement chorégraphique La Termitière (Ouagadougou)
With the support of the Paris French Institute and of the Fondation BNP Paribas for the 71st edition of the Festival d'Avignon
In partenership with France Médias Monde