01 Oct 2023

Schauspielhaus Theater Basel, Basel

Culturescapes Festival 2023

Public event

Opening Culturescapes Festival 2023 Sahara: C La Vie

Dance performance by Burkinabè/Belgian dancer and choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly

C La Vie, photo: Sophie Deiss

A Burkinabè/Belgian dancer and choreographer, Serge Aimé Coulibaly immerses himself in the traditional events and forms accompanying life cycles. On the one hand, the Western tradition of carnival, on the other hand, the West African tradition of the Wara of the Senufo region. He explores the history and the different forms of these ancient transgression rituals and dances and develops a new ritual celebrating our contemporary world.

"C La Vie", his latest production, is an adventurous and critical contemporary celebration of life, an overflow of energy that brings humanity together. It brings a resilient narrative with the liberating force of carnival, accumulates madness of creative power that merrily sweeps away all obstacles and ignores established rules and hierarchies. "C La Vie" is a collective celebration of uniqueness of lives. 

Part of the Culturescapes Festival 2023

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