In Burkina Faso, being an artist is not exactly the promising career parents dream of. This is a country where being an artist is associated with idleness. But isn’t that a universal topic? Bienvenue Bazié, one of the most sought-after choreographers in Burkina Faso and a regular collaborator of Salia Sanou and Seydou Boro, leads us along the narrow path he has taken from his adolescence, via accounting school where he was enrolled by his father, to contemporary dance – a dream come true. In this autobiographical solo, he returns to this crucial time when he overturned social determinism and the influence of a society that wanted the family’s first male heir to follow the educational path outlined by his parents. Bienvenue reflects on what his family said and together we leaf through the album of his memories. Magnificent videos by Gregory Hiétin show his mother and her lullabies on stage, followed by a touching account from his father who ultimately gave his consent.
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Conception, direction : Auguste Ouédraogo & Bienvenue Bazié // Choreography & performance : Bienvenue Bazié // Choreography assistant : Auguste Ouédraogo // Music : Adama Kouanda //Video: Grégory Hiétin // Light design : Fabrice Barbotin // Stage director : Marc Valladon // Production officer : Gaëlle Mège //Text : Extract from Le Progrès (1864) – Chapitre 3 Le progrès au 19e siècle – Edmond About // Production : Compagnie Auguste-Bienvenue / Wa Tid Saou Allons danser //
Coproduction : La Briqueterie – CDCN Val-de- Marne, Le Palace de Montataire, Le Glob Théâtre Bordeaux Soutien : DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine, OARA – Office Artistique de la Région Nouvelle Aquitaine, iddac – agence culturel de la Gironde, Ville de Bordeaux, Les Éclats – Pôle artistique pour la danse contemporaine en Nouvelle-Aquitaine, La Termitière – CDC de Ouagadougou, M270 – Maison des savoirs partagés de Floirac
A co-presentation Le 140 & Charleroi danse