THE SONG OF THE BODY
Magnetize, energize and pacify
I offer a sensitive and dynamic awakening of the body guided and inspired by sensory and/or traditional practices, so that connections are established between the different energy centers of the body, and by favoring the coordination of movement and breathing so that the voice takes shape.
Visual and soundscapes.
The body “in movement and in voice” will be the area of exploration in this laboratory. Discover another dimension as a dancer and as a group: experiencing polyphony and polyrhythm, both visual and sonic.
Eclectic and mixed artist, insatiable explorer of movement and sound, teacher, performer and/or choreographer, singer and musician, improviser, Fatou Traoré has been creating pieces oscillating between writing and improvisation for around thirty years. Live music is at the heart of her work, and the essential driving force of his creative impulse.
After twelve years of trying to create rituals, bridges between voice and movement and exploring the relationship between polyphonic singing and dance, with the women’s choir of Patshiva cie, this laboratory is the opportunity to experiment the notion of soundscape with dancers…
Fatou Traoré’s biography:
Eclectic and mixed artist, insatiable explorer of movement and sound, teacher, performer and/or choreographer, singer and musician, improviser…Fatou Traoré has been active on the Belgian scene as a performer since 1989, and has danced for A.T de Keersmaeker, Claudio Bernardo, Nadine Ganase, Joanne Leigthon, Les ballets C de la B, Opiyo Okach, cie 14 :20, Jojiinc and cie Mossoux Bonté, among others.
In 1999, she founded the ASBL 1x2x3 / Studio Grez and began her career as a choreographer.
Fatou Traoré’s writing is shaped by a constant encounter between the body and other disciplines such as music, circus, theater, visual arts and cinema. Live music is at the heart of her work. The search for the unknown, the potential represented by human differences and the mixing of genres, nourish the chaos necessary for her fertile creativity. fertility…
From On the Wave, sur la Lame, to Kénèdjé, via Passages and Au pied du mur du temps, some twenty pieces have been created, showcasing this face-off between dance and live music (in collaboration with Aka Moon musicians), Kris Defoort, Manu Hermia, Erwin Van, Axel Gilain, Nicolas Kummert, Patshiva cie, Bamanan Traoré, Modibo Kouyaté, Mamoutou Dembélé, Quatuor MP4, Margaret Hermants, the groups Piloot and SYM, Nicolas Kummert … )
For the past 12 years, she has joined Patshiva cie, a choir of some thirty women, united around polyphonic songs from around the world.
She sings with Laïla Amézian in the project “Les Sheikhs Shikhats & Les B’Nets”: an encounter between traditional Chaabi music and jazz. In 2021, she formed her own group, “Falana, là où tout commence”, to flesh out her musical universe with musicians Dorian Baste and Vincent Noiret.
She will perform with her musical project on February 22, 2024 at Théâtre 140.
Dates and times:
January 29-February 1
14:30 – 17:30
This workshop includes a short presentation by the participants on Thursday 1 February at 19:00 at Tictac.
50 € registration fee
120 € total
Tictac’s small studio (max. 10 participants).