Date(s) - 31/01/2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
With minimal words and music, West African dancer Souleymane Sanogo uses his body to tell his story of self-discovery through dance. Souleymane Sanogo flails his arms as his dreadlocks fly — he’s in a trance. The movements, sometimes abstract, sometimes to a certain rhythm akin to traditional African beats, invite one to connect them to his story. In between, he narrates too, trying to paint a picture of his life’s struggles in French and broken English. Souleymane was born in 1988 in Somadougo, a village in central Mali, where he lived with his grandmother since his childhood days. When his grandmother passed away in 2001, he was left with no choice but to flee. The performance too begins with a representation of his struggles as a child.
Dance Or Chaos, performed by Souleymane, and choreographed by Tidiani Ndiaye, is narrated through the body, sparse words, and hard-hitting expressions.
Choreography: Tidiani Ndiaye, Consulting director: François Ha Van from a story by Jean-Louis Sagot-Duvauroux and Souleymane Sanogo
Created by: BlonBa / Harlequin Theater with the Compagnie Copier-Coller
Free Entry. Open to all. Seating based on First come First Served.