TRACES – DISCOURS AUX NATIONS AFRICAINES
Africa on the move
Accompanied only by a kora player, a man uses the power of language to address the entire continent of Africa, displaying the dignity, benevolence and strength that radical revelations bring about. His speech reverberates like thunder with the youth of every African nation. With great fervour, he calls on each and every one to raise their heads and emancipate themselves, so that they can become the origin and driving force of a more humane future civilisation for the entire planet.
Traces is the galvanizing result of a meeting between two great minds of contemporary Africa: the visionary Senegalese economist and philosopher Felwine Sarr, and the eminent Burkinabe theatre artist Étienne Minoungou. Together, drawing upon history, the memory of peoples and intellectual integrity, they imagine the theatre as a space for prophecies and for sharing, where the world can literally be remade.
Produced by Théâtre de Namur
Written by Felwine Sarr
Directed by Étienne Minoungou
Performed by Étienne Minoungou + Simon Winsé
Outside Eye Aristide Tarnagda
Lighting Design Rémy Brans
Live Music Simon Winsé
Excutive Producer and Touring La Charge du Rhinocéros
Stage Manager Gaël Genette
Co-produced by Festival Les Récréâtrales (Ouagadougou)
With the support of Fondation Von-Brochowski-Sud-Nord (Berlin) + Institut Français
Presented in association with Maison Théâtre with the support of Wallonie-Bruxelles International