Siguifin

Durée 55'

A cooperative project for young dancers

Siguifin is first of all a collective choreographic creation which will introduce a new generation of artists, choreographers and dancers, players in a new, prolific artistic landscape, set in West Africa. With this project I intend to promote the talents and diversity of these young dancers from Mali, Burkina Faso and Sénégal.

Artistic intentions

“Siguifin means “magical monster” in the Bambara language. This new work is the result of a collective choreographic process inspired by the game of Exquisite cadaver (a game involving the drawing of parts of the body, or combining words) to construct a magical, multi-faceted being.

Research led by Naomi Fall on the dancers’ individualities and questions which will develop from this meeting of young people from the three countries, and will then allow Ladji Koné to position the dancers and their personalities against each other through a creative process based on mutual listening and group cohesiveness. Then Alioune Diagne will explore the dancers’ cultures and these 3 neighboring countries, since they are not at all similar.

The texture of each creator’s dancing will be the bridge between all these parts of the work. Based on the mixing of the movement vocabularies, which will have been developed in the creation residencies, I will then create a through line, a canvas which connects yet also respects the three choreographic proposals, building that unique, magical being. I will also be interested in the young artists, channeling this question: what is their present, and what future will they build together in dialogue with the world?”

– Amala Dianor

Creation 2020 et 2021

Piece for 9 professional dancers

Duration

55’

Public

For all audience, from 10 years old

Choregraphy

Alioune Diagne, Naomi Fall, Ladji (Jain Souleymane Koné) and Amala Dianor

Performers

(Burkina Faso) Abdoul Kader Simporé aka Dainss, Daniel Koala aka Tchapratt, Rama Koné
(Sénégal) Roger Sarr, Alicia Sebia Gomis, Jules Djihounouck
(Mali) Adiara Traoré, Salif Zongo, Adama Mariko

Music

Awir Léon

Lights, Stage manager

Nicolas Tallec

Direction

Mélanie Roger

Tour manager

Lucie Jeannenot

Production

Cie Amala Dianor / Kaplan
La compagnie Amala Dianor est conventionnée par la DRAC Pays de la Loire, soutenue par la Ville d’Angers et la Région Pays de la Loire. Elle bénéficie depuis 2020 du soutien de la Fondation BNP Paribas. Amala Dianor est artiste associé à la Maison de la danse de Lyon – Pôle européen de création et membre du Grand Ensemble des Quinconces-Espale, scène nationale du Mans.

Partners

Association Diagn’art dirigée par Alioune Diagne,
Festival Fari Foni Waati dirigé par Naomi Fall,
Collectif JUMP dirigé par Ladji Koné

Coproduction

Théâtre de Suresnes-Jean Vilar
Atelier de Paris/ CDCN
POLE-SUD, CDCN Strasbourg
Institut français de Dakar, Sénégal
Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne
Centre de la danse Pierre Doussaint Grand Paris Seine et Oise

With the support of

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Residencies

CDC la Termitière, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Institut Français de Bamako et Blomba, Bamako, Mali
Institut Français de Dakar et Le Château, Saint-Louis, Sénégal