DanceFatoumata Bagayoko (ML)
Beursschouwburg – Gouden Zaal
14 € / 11 € (+ Identity n’a ngai)
In the dark, Bagayoko rewrites the pain of her circumcision.
“I have decided to rewrite the event that I have witnessed several times and was a victim of when it came my own time. I carry suffering and injustice in my body. I feel resentful. A scar, an indelible and irreversible shortcoming that I will hold in myself forever. And I want to claim that pain.”
In red and black, Fatoumata Bagayoko takes the audience into her confidence about (her) circumcision. Pain, fear and immense anger about the irreversible damage that is done to girls in the name of a patriarchal tradition. She raises her voice and honours us with an impressive and courageous solo performance.
concept, choreography, dance Fatoumata Bagayoko | music Strange Way, Manuel Wandji | recording & voice Fatoumata Bagayoko | lighting creation Hermann Coulibaly | thanks for their artistic support Bienvenue Bazie, Régine Chopinot, Lacina Coulibaly, Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Lila Greene, Fatou Traoré, Francis Viet | production Compagnie Jiriladon, C’est comment | support Ankata, Simply the best, EEG-Cowles Foundation