Amoukanama Performances / Spectacle / Optredens

Amoukanama also strives to produce their own shows. We are working both in Europe and Africa. In Belgium, we have a group of artists to perform on festivals, events, circus cabarets etc. There are several possibilities to perform. See further which acts could bring life to your festival! In Guinea, we encourage our friends to keep working as we want to create shows with the coming circusschool as well. Currently, we aim to create a show with Guinean and Belgian artists, inspired by the theme of dreams, courage, freedom and the search for connection in a world that separates things in boxes… 

This year, we are working with a group of Guinean acrobats already living in Europe (France, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands) on several festivals. Many of them are in a difficult situation concerning work and papers and put all their effort in working as an artist again. We come together to train, share, eat, laugh and create!

As such we have an act of acrobatics, contortion, human pyramids and African dance accompanied by live percussion. Depending on the occasions, we perform between 30 and 45 minutes. This can be on music festivals, world markets, marriages, football events… We have a wide range of possibilities! Check us out and see if you want Amoukanama to bring joy to your event as well!

1. Amoukanama Travels! 

We present with a group of Guinean acrobats an act that let children dream of literally flying into the sky. Somersaults, flips, human pyramids and incredibly flexible figures … Together with the musicians who accompany us on the djembe and the doundoun, we transform the space into a dynamic whirlwind that leaves no one unmoved. Rhythms that are so contagious to the public that they might also start participating?

Performances on world festivals, music festivals…

Performance on circus festivals, events…

In cultural centers…

 

 

2. Duo Limaniya 

Nathalie and Alseny take us into their story through original acrobatic figures, hand on hand and dance. Together they discover the spectrum of acrobatics without letting go of each other, where the rhythm is sometimes high, sometimes low. Where we sometimes find tenderness, sometimes passion. It is a raw story of Love, of Connection and encompasses both Beauty and Ugliness.

Accompanied by live percussion and music from West Africa.

Las bobinas (2)

 

3. Silks 

Nathalie can also surprise people from the air: with her silks she can be hung just about everywhere where it is safe. In this way she surpries the people while she performs acrobatic figures tumbling in the air.

silks

Necessities

Stable suspension location (safety measure: 500 kg suspension weight)

Sound: Possibly music installation and speaker

Light: Required when playing at dusk or dark

 

5. First Creation: ” FA ” 

We have recently started working on a new production with director Anthony Weiss. This has become possible through the support of the European Union. Within the Frame Voice Report project, we are working on the new creation through Circus Arts, Dance and Music.

FA

AMOUKANAMA
C I R C U S
Mise en scène – Directed by –
Anthony Weiss

(Eng below)

Élancés d’un pas décidé, une jeunesse venant de différents horizons,
part à la quête d’un renouveau.
Leur alliance humaine prévaut sur leurs différences
et ils marchent ainsi ensemble pour aller au-delà …

A la rencontre d’eux-mêmes et d’autrui, ils souhaitent réaliser un futur harmonieux et surmonter, surpasser les éventuels obstacles pour l’émergence d’un monde unifié et empreint de partage.

Une aventure se dessine ainsi et nous emmène pour une grande pièce acrobatique
à la croisée de l’Afrique et du monde Occidental.
Les chemins sont multiples mais ensemble ils resteront, orientés vers leur rêves.

Rythmé par les rires et les percussions de Guinée, sans ne jamais interrompre un mouvement perpétuel ou éternel, ils nous présentent ainsi avec grande énergie, une Ode à la Vie rayonnant d’une union profondément humaine et sacrée.

FA – du Soussou: Venir –

( Acrobatie au Sol – Portés Acrobatiques – Banquine – Voltige Plateau – Tissu Aérien
Sangles Aériennes – Danse – Musique )

Slended with a determined step, a youth coming from different horizons,
is going on a quest for a renewal.
Their human alliance prevail on their differences
and they walk together to go beyond …

Encountering themselves and others, they wish to realize a harmonious future and overcome and surpass
potential obstacles for the emergence of a unified and sharing world.

An adventure takes shape and bring us in a grand acrobatic piece
between Africa and the Occidental world.
Paths are multiple but together they will stay, headed towards their dreams.

Rythmed by the laughs and the drums of Guinea, while never interrupting a perpetual or
eternal movement, they present to us with high energy,
An Ode to Life radiating a profound human and sacred union.

FA – From Susu – Come

( Floor acrobatics – Partnered acrobatics – Banquine – Platform flights – Aerial Silk
Aerial Straps – Dance – Music )

Teaser:

 

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Some international shows where Guinean acrobats have worked:

Cavalia, Tagadart, Kalabanté, Cirque du soleil, UniverSoul Circus, Afrika!Afrika! 

 

Show Calender 2019

Date 

Festival 

13-14 april Gevleugelde Stad Ieper : Duo Limaniya
28 april Textival Kortrijk : Duo Limaniya
4-5 mei Labadoux Ingelmunster : Group
18 mei Kokopelli Gullegem : Group
8 juni Oostende Mr. V Arena :Group in cooperation with gymnasts
15 juni Africa museum Tervuren :Group
28 juni Mater Dei school Brasschaat : Duo
30 juni Festivelo Lokeren : Group
4 juli

6 juli 

Vertelavond Langemark-Poelkapelle

Zaradi Tebe Gent: Group

7 juli Maldegems Feest : Group

Saltofestival Menen: Group + Duo

13 juli Dunia Wereldfeest Koksijde : Group
18 juli

28 juli

Burendag Kapellen : Group + workshops

Achterhoek Spektakel Toer Ulft, Nederland

8 augustus Circus festival De Donderdagen Ninove : First try out of our new creation !
24 augustus

25 augustus

Bomboclat Zeebrugge : Group

 

Contact us on your idea! And let’s see how we can bring our artists to your event! 

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