1 - 2 -3 -4 - - Fév 2018
Ségou - Mali

Les Componentes du Festival sur le Niger

Les Festival sur le Niger, Ségou, Mali

THE THEATRICAL EVENINGS OF THE FESTIVAL SUR LE NIGER 

 

« PAUVRES GENS ET GENS PAUVRES»- A NEW PLAY BY HABIB DEMBELÉ – GUIMBA NATIONAL :

Habib Dembélé, Guimba National, will present during the 2017 edition of the Festival sur le Niger the worldwide creation of his next performance in French. The well-being of humanity, the realization of oneself through work, the urgency of a fair society, the needs of every human being ... Hot topics of current interest which some do not want to hear about. 

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« LA LUMIÈRE » (THE LIGHT) BY ACTE SEPT

A look at the agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali «In the place “Air Agreement”, the passengers arrive to catch the bus, as this one delays to arrive, they tell stories, scrutinize the articles of the agreement for peace, signed by the various stakeholders. After fierce passing of arms they agreed on the agreement, and they all decide to embark...» 

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« INCHALLAH » BY BLONBA...

L’univers du Tartuffe de Molière, The universe of Molière’s Tartuffe, adapted thousands of times around the world, is brought to Bamako today. The authors of the adaptation make us penetrate into a naive and peaceful family, suddenly disturbed and disunited by the mere presence of a hypocritical and false devout Imam. Ladji is in spiritual retreat in the family home. He was able to seize the spirit of the mother, Tantie Ami and his daughter, the Member of Parliament Fifi. However, Ladji did not enjoy the same favor with the house-keeper Krémant, a Christian bwa, witnessing all his «little games» and scandalized by the grip he took on her boss. 

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“MARGUERITES DO NOT GROW IN THE DESERT” BY COMPAGNIE CÔTÉ-COURT
A COLLECTION OF NEWS OF BIRAMA KONARÉ

In the middle of the audience, four women tell stories of which they were victims or witnesses. They are stories of women in a society that makes them second-class citizens when they constitute half of them, a society that often oppresses them even in the secrecy of families and the intimacy of couples.

These are not always very cheerful stories, on the contrary, but all the women whose stories they tell and they have the love of life pegged to the body. Sometimes they tell, sometimes they play the different roles of the story they are telling, improvise, caricature men, laugh, sing and dance in spite of their misery or the oppression of which they are victims. The elder, the voice of tradition, preaches patience and resignation. The younger is revolted. The others hesitate between the two. The public is taken to witness: would things begin to change? 

“FROM LOVE TO THE GRAVEYARD” BY TROUPE ANWJIGI ART (ASSOCIATION FOR THEATER RESEARCH)

From Love to the Graveyard is a story of a man and a woman who finds themselves in the cemetery to dig their own grave in order to bury their lassitude. The difficulty of human relationships gives rise to blows of dots, blood flowing, like those cravings for smoking and drinking of both bodies. Finally silence and sympathy; fear and confession create a horizon of love and hope between the man and the woman. It is a play in a single picture, which tells the burning themes of the developing countries of Africa. It describes a world where money is more important than human beings, where the poor find it difficult to find his way, where capitalism kills the social. 

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‘’LAMENTATIONS @ 12 ‘’
BY ZIMBABWEAN DIRECTOR DAVES GUZHA

Rare and unique in its presentation and yet unequivocal in it’s mirroring of the moral decrepitude of man. “Lamentations @ 12” is a story of the stolen age of innocence. It encapsulates through a deliberate trajectory of historical and societal “norms” the lack of growth and change in attitude in various times in the human evolution ...or lack of it. 

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