Étienne Minoungou


Traces — four monologues

Return To The Land Of My Birth / Call Me Mohamed Ali / If We Want To Live / Traces – A Speech To The African Nations

Burkina Faso, Congo, Martinique, Senegal, Belgium / Theatre
The director, actor and writer from Burkina Faso Étienne Minoungou presents four monologues that offer us an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the discourses of the African continent. In Return To The Land Of My Birth writer and politician Aimé Césaire uses poetry as a weapon to let the voice of the oppressed be heard. In Call Me Mohamed Ali Étienne Minoungou channels his idol in appealing for a modern Africa proud of its community and fighting spirit. The essayist Sony Labou Tansi chooses gentler tones in his paean to life If We Want To Live. And in the final piece, Traces. A Speech To The African Nations, Senegalese economist Felwine Sarr proposes an African utopia: »The questions we need to ask ourselves are less about our economies, but are primarily about recreating our psychic infrastructure.«

Étienne Minoungou:
Traces — four monologues
17.06.21, 20:00 - 23:15
Schauspielhaus, Kleine Bühne

Part one — Two monologues including intermission: Return To The Land Of My Birth / Call Me Mohamed Ali
18.06.21, 20:00 - 23:00
Schauspielhaus, Kleine Bühne

Part 2 — Two monologues including intermission: If We Want To Live / Traces – A Speech To The African Nations
Credits
Authors:
Aimé Césaire, Dieudonné Niangouna, Sony Labou Tansi, Felwine Sarr
With:
Étienne Minoungou
Return To The Land Of My Birth (Cahier d’un retour au pays natal)
Text Aimé Césaire
With Étienne Minoungou
Director Daniel Scahaise
Assistant Director François Ébouele
Production La Charge du Rhinocéros, Théâtre en liberté, Compagnie Falinga
Distribution: Charge du Rhinocéros
Call Me Mohamed Ali (M’Appelle Mohamed Ali)
Text Dieudonné Niangouna
With Étienne Minoungou
Director and Set Designer Jean Hamado Tiemtoré
Music Julien Truddaiu
Artistic director/supervisor François Ébouele
Lighting design Rémy Brans und Herman Coulibaly
Production Compagnie Falinga, Théâtre le Public, Les Récréâtrales, La Charge du Rhinocéros
Distribution La Charge du Rhinocéros
If We Want To Live (Si nous voulons vivre)
Text Sony Labou Tansi
Director and Set Designer Patrick Janvier
With Étienne Minoungou, Simon Winsé (Ngoni, mouthbow, Flute), Pierre Vaiana (Saxophon)
Lighting design Rémy Brans
Musical composition Simon Winsé & Pierre Vaiana
Artistic collaboration Julie Peghini
Distribution La Charge du Rhinocéros
Coproduction Compagnie Falinga, Les Récréâtrales, Théâtre de Namur
Traces – A Speech To The African Nations (Traces – Discours aux Nations Africaines)
Text Felwine Sarr
Director Étienne Minoungou
External view Aristide Tarnagda
With Étienne Minoungou
Musician Simon Winsé
Lighting design Rémy Brans
Production Théâtre de Namur
Coproduction Festival Les Récréâtrales, Festival AfriCologne
With support of Fondation von Brochowski Sud-Nord (www.southnorth.foundation)
Distribution La Charge du Rhinocéros