European premiere

In French with German surtitles

Orangerie Theater

25.06.2019  21:00 h TICKETS

(Introduction: 20:30 h)

26.06.2019  11:00 h, School performance, only with prior registration: tickets@africologne.org

26.06.2019  21:00 h  TICKETS

(Introduction: 20:30 h)

Tickets: Presale 14 € / 9 € (reduced), Box office 18 € / 12 € (reduced) 

Duration 1 h 10 m


after poems by Aimé Césaire

The Burkinabe actress, author and director Odile Sankara has created an intense, poetic-musical theatre evening from texts by Aimé Césaire. Aimé Césaire (1913 - 2008) was an Afro-Caribbean-French writer, politician and co-founder of the concept of Négritude, which since the 1920s has become an expression of black self-confidence. The deep humanity that characterizes his poems is humorously presented, and the wisdom of the 'ordinary people' is mixed with that of the great philosopher. At the same time, the question arises what the texts of "Négritude" tell us today? To what extent can they be constructive contributions to the self-empowerment of African societies?

Staging Odile Sankara Assistant Vincent Kaboré Set/Equipment Yssouf Yaguibou Production Compagnie Kandima in cooperation with Festival Récréâtrales and africologne
With Safourata Kaboré, Odile Sankara, Christian Léger Dah Music Marcel Balboné and Hamidou Batagnon Light Abdoulaye Bamogo