In this piece we explore through dance, traces of the history of Germaine Acogny and Africa through the prism of tragedy. It is a dialogue with issues of archaic background, a vessel full of associations loaded with content of our time. Taking this matter as a projection surface, enables us with this work to enter differently into the questionings and sufferings of our time. It was a great challenge to be able to offer on stage a strong and uncompromising dialogue between contemporary Africa and the ancient tragic world.
What Germaine shows through her testimony and her dance, translated into movement, breath, is as if a new start is still possible. It goes through a struggle of the mind against itself, through a revolution capable of designing the inexistent.
At a time where the great ideologies no longer manage to provide an identity to the individual, it is essential to continue to offer a dialogue with the intimacy of everyone. This work is a testimony on stage of the analysis of breath and movement, a face to face between a loneliness on stage and the intimacy of each spectator.
“When it comes to temperament, bravery and language, the dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny, an important figure in African dance, has them by the shedload” — Télérama, France
‘Das Stück zeigt, wie wir das geworden sind, was wir sind’ – Luxemburger Wort.
Genre: Dance, spectacle
Executives: Germaine Acogny / Mikaël Serre
Language: French spoken with Dutch and English surtitles
Composée et interprétée par Fabrice Bouillon "LaForest"
Togoun Servais Acogny, Aloopho, Germaine Acogny, Euripides (Medea), adaptation by Mikaël Serre
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg / Théâtre de la Ville, Paris / Institut Français, Paris
Residency and Co-production
La Ferme du Buisson, Scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée
Le Centquatre, Paris
Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Frascati (Amsterdam), Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Het Nationale Theater (Den Haag), Zuiderstrandtheater (Den Haag), Theater Rotterdam, Chassé Theater (Breda), Parkstad Limburg Theaters (Heerlen en Kerkrade)