Soa Ratsifandrihana

Fampitaha, fampita, fampitàna

MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis
septembersept 18 – 22

Creation 2024


Minimum age 13 years

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MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis

Wednesday september 18


Thursday september 19


Friday september 20


Saturday september 21


Sunday september 22


Artistic direction Soa Ratsifandrihana. Choreography and performance Audrey Mérilus, Stanley Ollivier, Soa Ratsifandrihana. The footwork phrase is by Raza. Original music and performance Joël Rabesolo. Dramaturgy Lily Brieu Nguyen. Artistic collaboration Jérémie Polin Razanaparany dit « Raza », Amelia Ewu, Thi Mai Nguyen. Lighting design Marie-Christine Soma. Costumes Harilay Rabenjamina. With the assistance of the Théâtre Varia Costumes Workshop Fabienne Damiean, Baptiste Alexandre, Marie-Céline Debande. Sound design Chloé Despax, Guilhem Angot. Looking at issues of transmission and identity Prisca Ratovonasy. Texts Sékou Semega. Outside eye Maria Dogahe. Videos Valérianne Poidevin. Creation stage management Blaise Cagnac. Lighting management (alternating) Diane Guérin, Julien Rauche. Sound management (alternating) Guilhem Angot, Paul Boulier, Jean-Louis Walfart. Development, production, distribution ama brussels. 

Delegated production ama brussels ; Théâtre Varia (Brussels) 
In collaboration with Météores
Coproduction Kaaitheater ; Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels) ; Théâtre Varia ; Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles ; MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis ; ICI – Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier-Occitanie Pyrénées Méditerranée ; Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans ; Le Gymnase – CDCN  Roubaix-Hauts-de-France ; La Place de la danse CDCN Toulouse-Occitanie ; Fonds Yavarhoussen ; Tanz im August – HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) ; La Coop asbl (Brussels) ; Shelter Prod (Brussels) 
Coproduction A-CDCN (Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon ; La Manufacture – CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux · La Rochelle ; L’échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France ; Le Dancing CDCN Dijon Bourgogne-Franche-Comté ; Chorège I CDCN Falaise Normandie ; Le Pacifique – CDCN Grenoble-Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ; Touka Danses – CDCN Guyane ; Atelier de Paris / CDCN ; Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix-Hauts-de-France ; POLE-SUD CDCN / Strasbourg ; La Place de la danse CDCN Toulouse-Occitanie ; La Maison Danse CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie ; La briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne)
Residencies ICI – Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier-Occitanie Pyrénées Méditerranée ; La Bellone – Maison du spectacle (Brussels) ; Gemeenschapscentrum De Kriekelaar (Brussels) ; Université d’Antananarivo ; KAAP vzw (Bruges) ; Le Gymnase – CDCN Roubaix-Hauts-de-France ; Théâtre Varia ; Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans ; Radio Grenouille
With the support of Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels
With the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Direction de la danse ; Wallonie-Bruxelles International ; Fonds franco-allemand Transfabrik pour le spectacle vivant ; ; ING ; Tax Shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge
Soa Ratsifandrihana is artist in residence at Kaaitheater for the period 2023-2025
Acknowledgements Julie Iarisoa, Makwa Joma, Arikaomisa Randria, Naivo ; Maria Dogahe, Jonathan, Do sy Bodo
For Rado

The MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis and the Festival d’Automne à Paris present this show in co-realisation.

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Committing moving bodies to a contemporary form of orality, Soa Ratsifandrihana, the guitarist Joël Rabesolo and performers Audrey Mérilus and Stanley Ollivier draw on their diasporic narratives and origins to tell a story they would have liked to hear or see. The three Malagasy words Fampitaha, fampita, fampitàna, meaning comparison, transmission and rivalry, form variations in which the performers slide in and out of different states and seem to follow a movement in perpetual metamorphosis.

Oral, musical and choreographic stories intertwine in a performance which shifts between orality and movement. It reminds us that bodies, in the same way as words or sounds, carry our stories. This is the second chapter of a diptych that began with her radio piece Rouge Cratère. In it, Soa Ratsifandrihana, who previously made an impact with her solo g r oo v e – was inspired by words and stories that she collected during a recent trip to Madagascar. Her wanderings serve as the basis for exploring how, similar to the process of creolization, several influences can lead to an unprecedented explosion of cultures.

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