Hailing from Burkino Faso, Serge Aimé Coulibaly is part of a generation of fascinating artists building bridges between Europe and Africa. His engaged performances employ an exceptionally expressive dance language to explore everyday reality and societal changes. Contemporary and anchored in emotion, Serge Aimé Coulibaly’s dancing is always hopeful. It’s through this prism that he touches on complex themes which he fills with positive energy.
In his latest creation WAKATT, he questions the “fear of the other” that is so prevalent in the present day. With a cast of ten dancers, Coulibaly wonders about the nature of humankind and instinct. Are we violent by default? Do we spontaneously reject those who we do not know? Or is it manipulation of the masses that we can counter?
WAKATT (‘our time’) presents a struggle of bodies moving together for a common, open and generous future. With original music composed and played live by the trio Magic Malik Orchestra.
Presented by STUK.
concept & choreography Serge Aimé Coulibaly compositions & musical direction Magic Malik created & performed by Marion Alzieu, Bibata Maiga, Jean-Robert Koudogbo Kiki, Antonia Naouele, Adonis Nebie, Jolie Ngemi, Sayouba Sigué, Snake, Ahmed Soura, Marco Labellarte musicians Magic Malik Orchestra: Magic Malik (German flute), Maxime Zampieri (drums), Jean-Luc Lehr (bass) dramaturgy Sara Vanderieck assistant choreography Sayouba Sigué scenography & costumes Catherine Cosme light design Giacinto Caponio stage manager Matisse De Groote sound technician Ralph M'Fah-Traoré light technician Herman Coulibaly assistant director Hanna El Fakir production manager Sandra Diris technical director Joris De Bolle artistic advice Thomas Prédour company manager Lies Martens communication manager Sandra Diris preproduction Laure Louvat production Faso Danse Théâtre coproduction Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), La Biennale de la Danse Lyon (FR), Ruhrtriennale (DE), deSingel Antwerpen (BE), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE), Münchner Kammerspiele (DE), Tanzhaus Düsseldorf (DE) touring Frans Brood Productions, Gie Baguet, Tine Scharlaken thanks to Ankata (Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso), Dreamcity Tunis with the support of the Flemish Community, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles International and the Tax Shelter of the Belgian federal government photo Sophie Garcia