Presentation of the show
We work on some material in order to write, leave and let people discover traces. Most of our movements leave some traces, but all of them are not visible to the naked eye. Our movements go across the space, fill it without necessarily leaving traces; and yet, one can generally foresee a way which can be remembered.
Do the energy and the softness that we can have, the caresses or the blows we can give or receive somewhere in the space leave some visible traces? If all of these traces were visible, what kind of writing would appear right before our eyes?
With and upon which material?
Wouldn't the process of any dancer be to have a choreographic writing engraved on the floor?
A visible one likely to be read like an open book?
Technical index card
Choreographer: Auguste OUEDRAOGO
Assistant: Bienvenue BAZIE
Performers: Auguste OUEDROGO and Bienvenue BAZIE
Plastic technicians: Jacques PIBOT, Liliane MAURIN and Jean CHAZY
Light : Mohamed BORO
Assistant : Jean-Paul SARI
Musicians : Adama KOANDA (composer), Moustapha SISSOKO (guitarist)
Costumes : Martine SOME.
CDC la Termitière
Ministère de la Culture
Djéliya Centre of Bobo-Dioulasso;
Siraba Centre of Bobo-Dioulasso;
Espace Jeunesse Dafra;
Koudougou Town Hall.
Conditions of sale
Participants on tour (3 persons)
1 Choreographer/dancer : Auguste OUEDRAGO (from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
1 Assistant/dancer : Bienvenue BAZIE (from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
1 in charge of plastic and technical setting: Kassi Kassoum MAIGA (from Paris, France, for tours in Europe and elsewhere) or Wend-Nonga SOUBEIGA (from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, for tours in Africa).
Lodging, Transport (train and/or plane ticket, visa, insurance) and expenses: chargeable to the organizers.
Possibility of making Workshops:
Possibility of artistic interventions in traditional and contemporary African dance.
"The room is dark and quiet. The set presents a jumble of objects and creates various spaces which refer to particular atmospheres. It is a place of an unspecified choice between microcosm and macrocosm. This setting in space represents the first step of a ritual of seeing in detail into real life. Indeed, as in patchwork (a mosaic), ill-matched elements of our daily environment (fabric, powder, fabrics…) are juxtaposed there. The Lighting comes back little by little. On the stage, one can see two men. The one, the tallest, is stripped to the waist. The other wears a vest. They are standing at the left and right sides of the stage. One can hear them breathe loudly. As the room is lighting up more and more, they come closer and closer. Suddenly, as if they were shaken by an electric shock, they start performing great acrobatics. They are now in the middle of the stage. The music accompanies their steps. Those are carried out rapidly. The dancers arch themselves back. The music becomes louder and louder and their steps increasingly wild. There is an harmony between the rhythm and the movements of their bodies. This play on the bodies, the space and the light lets foresee a melting work. This is how Traces can be seen''.
Arsene Flavien BATIONO, "Traces'' communion of body and spirit ". L'événement, number 125 of October 10, 2007.
The schedule of performances
October 5 & 6, 2007: Choreographic Development Centre of Ouagadougou (CDC la Termitière)
October 12, 2007: Djéliya Centre of Bobo-Dioulasso
October 13, 2007: Siraba Centre of Bobo-Dioulasso
October 14, 2007: Espace Jeunesse Dafra
October 20, 2007: Koudougou Popular Theatre
November 1, 2007: Gambidi Cultural Space of Ouagadougou
November 2, 2007: Youth and Culture Centre of Ouahigouya
November 23, 2007: Festival Dense Bamako Danse (Mali)
May 4, 2008 : Festival Danse l'Afrique Danse (Théâtre 4è Art, Tunis).
October 15-16, 2008: Festival SIDance (Seoul, South Korea)
November 9, 2008: Biennale Passage DansArt Bielefeld 08 (Germany)
December 15, 2008 : Festival Dialogues de corps
October 11 to 21, 2011 : TNBA (Bordeaux, France)
October 28, 2011: 5th edition of Nairobi festival of Solo Duets (Nairobi, Kenya)
January 29, 2013, Saint Astier
February 2, 2013, Saint Ouen
Please share your impressions, remarks, suggestions to help us improve the new Southplanet website. Don't hesitate to signal any bugs that you happen to come across !