Black Blanc Beur, Paris

Wednesday 11 Nov. and Thursday 12 Nov. // 10:00 p.m – ca. 12:45 a.m.

    Black Blanc Beur, »one of France’s most exiting dance companies« (Pia Kurz, Frankfurter Neue Presse, 20.12.1997), started its Hip-Hop success story out on the streets of Paris’ suburbs. The kids met there during the mid-eighties – the blacks, the blancs (the whites) and the beurs, as the children of the Algerian immigrants were called. Jean Djemad picked those dance-crazies off the streets and put them on stage. He still manages the company today.

    Four dancers infectiously trace their own cultural roots in »Lambarena«. »Lambaréne« is a place in Gaben/Central Africa where Albert Schweitzer worked since 1913 as a doctor for tropical medicine and where he managed a hospital up to his death in 1965. (He wrote a book about Bach and he also played the organ very well). »Lambarena« stands as a synonym for sharing cultural experiences, an amazing musical success by combining Bach’s harmony with African airs.

    Uraufführung: 11.01.1997, Elancourt-Paris
    Produktion: Le Prisme, Elancourt-Paris / DRAC, Ile de France

    Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Association Française d’Action Artistique-Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Paris.

    Choreografie: Christine Coudun

    Musik: Hugues de Courson & Pierre Akendengué (Collage: Johann Sebastian Bach und afrikanische Musik)

    Lichtdesign: Pol Brengel

    Kostüme: Patricia Ascensio

    Tänzer: Sylvain Aupra, Marilyn Berry, Iffra Dia, Richard M’Passi

    Archive 1998

    8th Festival Year