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Kettly Noël

Port-au-Prince - Bamako

Tichèlbè © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


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.


A woman tries to find balance between her two personalities. A man enters, seeming determined: what does he want, and will he let himself be caught up in her problems? Between the protagonists then begins a constant game that brings them closer together, sometimes in surreal ways.


Kettly Noël
Dancer, choreographer, and actress born in Haiti and working in Bamako, she is the director of the Festival Dense Bamako Danse and of the cultural centre Donko Seko, a space for training, choreographic creation, and for the development of contemporary dance as a tool for socialisation in Mali.


Choreography, stage design, costumes Kettly Noël
Music Louise and Patrick Marty
Lights Samuel Dosière

With Ibrahima Camara, Oumaïma Manaï


Production Donko Seko
Co-production Festival du théâtre des réalités
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

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