KVS

C la vie

Serge Aimé Coulibaly / Faso Dance Théâtre & KVS
Tue 20.02.2024 - Fri 23.02.2024
20.02.2024
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23.02.2024
  • 20.02.2024
    19:00 - 20:30
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL
  • 21.02.2024
    20:00 - 21:30
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL
  • 22.02.2024
    20:00 - 21:30
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL
  • 23.02.2024
    20:00 - 21:30
    KVS, Brussels
    KVS BOL

With C la vie, Serge Aimé Coulibaly takes his place within a richly filled tradition and creates a new, contemporary rite of initiation that makes us think about life and our way of living in the world in 2023. 

Nine performers get together on stage – a public square where anything can happen, and nothing gets lost. During this rite of initiation, they invite us to witness the disappearing of the old world. There is no initiation without the experience – no matter how temporary – of an unstable world.
 
This story does not feature a long series of trials nor a hero who needs to overcome them, but rather one major challenge: how can we exist together? The core of the rite of initiation that is C la vie is Encounter – with music, with each other, with reality, with time, with the planet, with loved ones, etcetera. The only thing that counts is the occurrence of the encounter and the attempt to connect with the world.
 
C la vie is not about filling a void, but about showing the multitude of possibilities for togetherness as an antidote to our current world, which sinks into its own destruction …
 

As an artwork, C la vie is particularly well placed in Brussels, the hyper-diverse city where the Encounter is a commonplace. Setting your foot on Brussels soil means entering a universe of continuous intersections, blends and collisions of different worlds. Brussels is a parable and a microcosm, as is the stage in C la vie.

And just like the nine performers, the inhabitants of Brussels and its passers-by experience a vibrant instability, in which the most unexpected connections emerge. Here, in this elusive, small metropolis, new worlds can thrive.

Credits

PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Faso Danse Théâtre CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAFIE / CHORÉGRAPHIE / CHOREOGRAPHY Serge Aimé Coulibaly ASSISTENT CHOREOGRAFIE / ASSISTANT·E À LA CHORÉGRAPHIE / ASSISTANT TO THE CHOREOGRAPHY Sigué Sayouba CREATIE & UITVOERING / CRÉATION & RÉALISATION / CREATION & EXECUTION Jean Robert Koudogbo-Kiki, Ida Faho, Angela Rabaglio, Guilhem Chatir, Djibril Ouattara, Arsène Etaba, Bibata Maiga, Dobet Gnahoré en Yvan Talbot ZANG / CHANTE / SINGING Dobet Gnahoré MUZIEK / MUSIQUE / MUSIC Yvan Talbot aka Doogoo D DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Sara Vanderieck ARTISTIEK ASSISTENT / ASSISTANT·E ARTISTIQUE / ARTISTIC ASSISTANT Hanna El Fakir LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRE / LIGHT DESIGN Emily Brassier ARTISTIEK DIRECTEUR SCENOGRAFIE, KOSTUUMS & VIDEO / DIRECTEUR ARTISTIQUE SCÉNOGRAPHIE, COSUMES ET VIDEO / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SCENOGRAFIE, COSTUMES & VIDEO Eve Martin VIDEO / VIDÉO John Picard KLEDIJ / COSTUMIER·E / DRESSER Mira Van den Neste TECHNISCHE COÖRDINATIE / COORDINATION TECHNIQUE / TECHNICAL COORDINATION Thomas Verachtert LICHTTECHNIEK / RÉGIE LUMIÈRES / LIGHT DIRECTION Hermann Coulibaly GELUIDSTECHNIEK / RÉGIE SON / SOUND DIRECTION Andreas Le Roy TONEELMEESTER / RÉGISSEUR GÉNÉRALE / STAGE MANAGER Dag Jennes PRODUCTIELEIDING / DIRECTEUR·RICE DE PRODUCTION / PRODUCTION MANAGER Arnout André de la Porte SPREIDING / DIFFUSION / DISTRIBUTION Frans Brood Productions COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Charleroidanse (BE), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE), Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (DE), La Rampe-La Ponatière Echirolles (FR), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (LU), Festival RomaEuropa (IT), Festival Culturescapes Basel (CH), Münchner Kammerspiele (DE), KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg Brussel (BE), Festspielhaus Sankt-Pölten (AT) MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF de Vlaamse overheid en La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Service Général de la Création Artistique – Service de la Danse C la vie wordt gecreëerd met de steun van de Tax Shelter van de Belgische Federale Overheid.