This is organised as part of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 and 2013.
Following an acclaimed South African tour of their poignant piece Mâ Ravan'
in 2009, Théâtre Taliipot is back with their new choreographic and theatrical creation !Aïa - From Cave to Sky
is a transversal work between art, culture, science and traditional wisdom. !Aïa
creates a dialogue about our origins, life, the living, the relationship between human beings and nature. For this project, the company has worked with scientists, artists and traditional healers in unique places including the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa, and various places where one can still feel and see the tracks of the San people, the most ancient culture in the world, the root of the humankind tree.
Beyond all the persecution and discrimination the San underwent, the fathers and the mothers of all of us, Théâtre Taliipot questions their vision, their experience and their expression of the origins, the link to earth, to nature with which they are in everlasting empathy. Through the memory of the dancers' bodies, Théâtre Taliipot searches, beyond ruptures, the link to this origin, this spring ... still active today in any of us, beyond any denial. In the heart of the city and modernity. !Aïa
is a dance, musical and drama show - accessible to everyone.
Presented at the 38th National Arts Festival
, Grahamstown, this show is co-produced by Artscape and Nirox Foundation with the support of Région Réunion, Département Réunion, Ville de St-Denis and DAC OI.
For more information, visit www.aiadance.co.za