Gyrations of barbarous tribes - created in 2005/2006
Tour : Mozambique - France - Monaco - Belgique - Congo - Cameroun
Diaporama par Jean-Louis Fernandez
A stage as an individual (play) area. That of a tribe willing to exchange. That of dancers, acrobats and musicians seeking a route that will link their continents. Crossing frontiers, the Djembe invites itself into the swinging melodies of the violin, the Mozambican rhythms rub up against the Japanese electronic music, contemporary dance defies African dance. From these unexpected frictions starry sparks appear, those which show the way. Gone is the time of confrontation, cultures, as do the bodies, come to know each other, form harmonies yet do not forget themselves. Until they create a common language, where differences accord with such obvious ease.
Beyond appearances, indifference to the fragmentation of our globalized world, this project would like to initiate, to impulse systems attuned and magnetized to the enigma of the present world, and which reveal us all, as strangers to each other as well as to ourselves. Memory likes to hunt in the dark. The otherness of self, of others and of the world is like a river that ever flows yet is not shown on any map. Maputo faces up to the Indian Ocean.
This experiment is a confrontation between European and Japanese artists and Mozambican artists. Contacts and relationships between bodies, musical qualities, writings, images that develop around different mediums, languages and techniques.
This project examines parallels and differences between African and European perspectives, with the intention of opening up paths to understanding, varying practices and reciprocal inventions and attitudes. To reveal, to mobilize a gap where a particular dynamic exists which, when questioned, opens a way towards new possibilities, a geography of the being that changes. This exploration-expedition of far off places, attitudes, inner beings, structured around frictions : black/white, desire/money, oscillations/tensions, free/captive, power/good conscience, passion/mistrust, reveals an impulsive and vibrant material which the original identity is embodied with : that of the body, an identity of the flesh.
Distribution : Artistic direction - Frank Micheletti assisted by Panaibra Gabriel and Dimitri Jourde/ Music - Rui Owada, Takumi Fukushima and Matchumé (groupe Timbila Muzimba)
Création lumières et scénographie : Ivan Mathis
Création costumes : Sarah Veillon
Artistes - interprètes :
Edna Celeste Jaime
Sonia Janet Portugal
Idio Simião Francisco Chichava
Cândido Salomão Zango (Matchumé)
Régie générale/direction technique : Pierre Vigna
Régie son : Rémy Combret
Administration : Cathy Chahine