After exploring what a commitment to a better world imposes on the individual (Kalakuta Republik) and after a questioning of our contemptuous look on the migrants through some founding myths of West-Africa (Kirina);
Wakatt is a reflection on the era in which we live and the fear that dominates it.

Wakatt is a performance with ten dancers and live music, composed and performed by the Magic Malik Orchestra. There is also a smaller version available with recorded music.

Wakatt examines the state of a certain humanity, a certain “natural instinct”. Does man naturally have a violence buried inside? Does he naturally hate what he does not know? Where does this fear come from that causes us to close ourselves? Is the human being naturally violent?

Production: Faso Danse Théâtre
Coproduction: Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), La Biennale de la Danse Lyon (FR), Ruhrtriennale (DE), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (LU), deSingel Antwerpen (BE), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE), Münchner Kammerspiele (DE), Tanzhaus NRW Düsseldorf (DE)

Première: 17-18-19 September – Tanzhaus Düsseldorf (DE) and 22-26 September – Théâtre National Brussels (BE)

Technical rider
Technical rider

Faso Danse Théâtre

Serge Aimé Coulibaly
  • Genre: Dance / Music
  • World premiere: September '20
  • Performance period: until December '21
  • Direction: Serge Aimé Coulibaly & Magic Malik
  • Creation & performance: Marion Alzieu, Bibata Maiga, Jean-Robert Koudogbo Kiki, Antonia Naouele, Adonis Nebie, Jolie Ngemi, Sayouba Sigué, Snake, Ahmed Soura, Marco Labellarte / Magic Malik Orchestra: Magic Malik (dwarsfluit), Maxime Zampieri (drums), Jean-Luc Lehr (bas)

"Serge Aimé Coulibaly is one of the leading lights of contemporary dance on the African continent today.”

Les Inrockuptibles

“Serge Aimé is one of a generation of fascinating artists who want to build artistic bridges between Europe and the African continent. This is an extremely difficult balancing act, but Serge Aimé succeeds in accomplishing it, which can arouse nothing but admiration.”

Alain Platel


Date Group Production Location Organizer
02-04-2021 - 03-04-2021 Faso Danse Théâtre Wakatt New York (US)

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

09-04-2021 Faso Danse Théâtre Wakatt Sankt Pölten (AT)

Festspielhaus St. Pölten