«Ichane ou C’était Dieu que je cherchais…» (2013)

TONIA SCHILLING COMPANY feat. Sabot du Vent Company, N’djamena/Chad,

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«It was God I was looking for,

I found Him, and then...»

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The project emerged following an invitation to Swiss choreographer Tonia Schilling by Chad choreographer Yaya Sarria to provide continuing training as part of the Rencontres chorégraphiques Tchado-Suisses.  Along with Yaya Sarria, five dancers were selected by the Swiss Choreographer to take part in a new creation for six dancers and two musicians.  Following initial work in N'djamena, the creation took place during the festival juilletdanse in Fribourg, Switzerland.

A heated debate started within the group and led to a fundamental questioning of faith and of the motivation and the urging need for the artist to create and express himself. Can we consider this never-ending quest to be the perpetual spiritual search with the desire to live out ones faith?

 

 

Artistic director and choreographer: Tonia Schilling

Assistance: Yaya Sarria

Dance: Berthoud Kodjima, Saleh Abdoulaye Maïna, Saleh Abdoulaye Maïna, Aimé Mornode, Jean Boog, Théodore Jamal Noudjingar, Yaya Sarria

Live music: Maurice Bejila Ganda, Ngarta Gaudi

Sound composition: Matthias Von Imhoff

Stage design and prop: Alejandra Brunner

Costumes: Nelia Couture

Light design: Jean-Baptiste Gachoud

Video: Cyril Akamba

Photography: Stéphane Schmutz

 

Duration: 40 min

 

Performance by: FIDO Festival International de Danse Ouagadougou 2014, Burkina Faso I

6e festival juilletdanse, 2013, Fribourg/Switzerland

 

With the support of: Etat de Fribourg, Agglomération de Fribourg, Loterie Romande, Fonds culturel Sud