Past: June 3 → 14, 2015

In Congo-Brazzaville, DeLaVallet Bidiefono is regarded as a pioneer in contemporary dance. In a land that is always on the brink of explosion and that is still painfully recovering from the successive civil wars of the 1990s, contemporary dance is a weapon.

In Au-delà, a show created for the Festival d’Avignon 2013, the choreographer, musician and dancer originally from Pointe-Noire wanted to tell how he tangled with death and how the people of his country cope. Six dancers, two musicians and a singer: the artists present themselves as warriors in a battle for a better life; they fight with the weapons of dance, accompanied by a text by Dieudonné Niangouna. Animated by an incredible vital energy, they tell us how a particular relationship with “the beyond” cultivates an artistic, and therefore political, engagement.

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37, quai Branly

75007 Paris

T. 01 56 61 70 00

Alma – Marceau

Opening hours

Tuesday & Wednesday, Sunday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Thursday – Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM

Admission fee

20 € (plein tarif) / 15 € (tarif réduit)

The artists

  • Dieudonné Niangouna
  • Compagnie Baninga
  • De La Vallet Bidiefono
  • Morgan Banguissa
  • Armel Malonga
  • Flacie Bassoueka
  • Destin Bidiefono
  • Ingrid Estarque
  • Ella Ganga
  • Nicolas Moumbounou