Teatro Español y Naves del Español
Living Arts International Gathering Africa Moment'21 celebrates this year its 5th edition in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, an unprecedented edition with a double itinerary, which presents proposals of great innovation and artistic quality by leading figures on the...
"A tree that has no roots cannot grow," recalls Germaine Acogny. This is how she tells herself: through the words of her father, the memory of her grandmother, this story rooted in Benin, where she was born, and in Senegal where she grew up, opens to all the lands of the world, where the door is the dance that she has been practicing since the 70s.
Considered the mother of contemporary dance and awarded the Golden Lion in Dance at the Venice Biennale 2021, Germaine Acogny offers a decidedly autobiographical show directed by Mikaël Serre. A solo that intersects dance, storytelling, theater and the projection of photos and films. A way of going back to the origin of total theater in Africa, the griot that sings, dances, tells... Encouraging a dialogue between the West and Africa, Germaine Acogny perhaps embodies what we all are, humans in transit, exiled, converted and reconverted, people who lose and find themselves, for whom ultimately identity is no longer the unavoidable, but a path. Germaine Acogny sings and dances to her traditions and relives this "place from the beginning".