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Aro Ilè

Awoulath Alougbin / KVS
Tue 26.10.2021 - Thu 28.10.2021
26.10.2021
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28.10.2021

Awoulath Alougbin explores the intersections between ritual dance from Benin and krump. A performance about resilience, about the poetry of the soul and how you can come home to yourself through dance.

"You will see how similar your krump is to my country, my dance and my rituals."

Awoulath Alougbin

Choreographer and dancer Awoulath Alougbin wants to bring to the scene a connection between krump – a street dance movement that emerged in the early 2000s, that was, and still is, a way out for young people's daily struggles and a means of resistance against the oppressor – and a dance that brings the soul of ritual dances back to its origins. With these ritual dances, Awoulath makes a reverse movement, back in time and across the continents. Through myth and dance, she goes in search of the cosmic roots of mankind. That universal place where we can all come home. 

Dance, fire and childhood. Navigating strictly between boundaries of single god religions. The only prayer forbidden was that of the Vodun devotees through dance rituals in neighbouring temples. We are not so different you and I. They are not so different. Them and you. If you feel the mystical connections entranced through the dancers, you will see how similar your krump is to my land, my dance, and my rituals. You will see how healing takes it shape through the spirit of dance. A divine continuity between body, mind and soul. The beauty of the African dance practice.” – Awoulath Alougbin 

This project received support from the Kangouroe Project, a support measure of the City of Brussels, in response to the cultural cutbacks at the end of 2019. In this way, the city wants to give new cultural projects a boost on the way to professional success. 

Get the full Aro Ilè experience, watch the 3 short documentaries by Vinco Zierowan.

This performance is linked to the first edition of the Root(s)(ed) after talk in which we invite panelists to make space, hold space and take up space together to not only be heard, but to openly explore, deconstruct and reconstruct the ways in which their stories are told. Through dance and spirituality, how have these different forms of language narrated the personal and public? And in what ways do we can, can we, and should we reconnect the multi-faceted, and unused languages of our body and spirit through traditions and dance?

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Extra

28.10.2021 - AFTER TALK with Awoulath Alougbin & Koffi Kôkô

30.10.2021 - 14:00 > 17:00 - ROOT(S)(ED) artist talk

Credits

CREATIE / CRÉATION / CREATION Awoulath Alougbin COCREATIE / CO CRÉATION / CO-CREATION Delphine Somers ARTISTIEK ADVIES / CONSEIL ARTISTIQUE / ARTISTIC ADVICE Koffi Kôkô DANS / DANSE / DANCE Femi Akanho, Mvfasa, Awoulath Alougbin DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Dina Dooreman & Aurélie Disasi MUZIEK / MUSIQUE / MUSIC Angelo Moustapha & Vinco Zierowan SCENOGRAFIE & KOSTUUMONTWERP / SCÉNOGRAPHIE ET CONCEPTION DE COSTUMES / SCENOGRAPHY & COSTUME DESIGN Marie Szersnovicz VIDEO / VIDÉO Vinco Zierowan & Simon Moirot TONEELMEESTER / REGIE DE PLATEAU / STAGE MANAGER Lieven Symaeys PRODUCTIELEIDING / DIRECTEUR DE PRODUCTION /PRODUCTION MANAGER Tanja Vrancken LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÉRE / LIGHT DESIGN Helmi Demeulemeester GELUIDSONTWERP / CONCEPTION SON / SOUND DESIGN Steven Lorie TECHNIEK / TECHNIQUE Irina Reinke (video) MET DANK AAN / MERCI À / THANKS TO Achille Akacpo, La Reine Mère, Ali Raoufi, Issiak Alougbin PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION KVS COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Perpodium MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC L'AIDE DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid via Cronos Invest, Stad Brussel – KANGOUROE BXL, Africalia

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