His headquarters on the outskirts of Lagos were a nightclub, temple and revolutionary incubator all in one. ‘Kalakuta Republik,’ Fela Kuti named his palatial home, which also featured a public hospital. In February 1977 the Nigerian government had it burned down. Twenty years later Kuti died from an aids-related illness.
The inspiration for this dance show is Fela Kuti, political activist and founder of the Afrobeat. And yet, Kalakuta Republik is not a danced biography, nor is it music hall. Rather, it is a high-energy show about Africa as part of a globalising world and a spirited research into what artistic engagement can bring about.
The Belgian-Burkinabe choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly [Bobo-Dioulasso, 1972] has developed a movement vocabulary for the four women and three men who are regaining ground in Kalakuta Republik. He himself acts as a storyteller/master of ceremony. Coulibaly has worked with Alain Platel, Sidi-Larbi Cherkaoui and others. After a series of performances at Festival d’Avignon Kalakuta Republik will travel to Boulevard.
Combiticket on Wednesday the 9th of August: The Act of Dying by de polen and Kalakuta Republik by Faso Danse Theatre/ Serge Aimee Coulibaly. Together for € 34,- / € 32,- Friends.
On Wednesday the 9th of August as a guest in the Openluchtgesprek at 15:30.
choreographed & narrated by Serge Aimé Coulibaly
danced by: Antonia Naouele, Marion Alzieu, Adonis Nébié, Sayouba Sigué, Ahmed Soura, Ida Faho
music + DJ-ing by: Yvan Talbot
- Entrance price 1e rang € 25, 2e rang € 23
- Friend price 1e rang € 22,50, 2e rang € 21
- Genre Dance
- Running time 90 min. (incl. pauze)
- Location Theater aan de Parade
- Accessibility Language no problem, Hearing impairment, Induction loops/infra red system available, Wheelchair accessible