Shadow Survivors



Théâtre de la Renaissance (Oullins)

14th october –
15 october –

Le Toboggan (Décines-Charpieu)

18 october – 8.30pm

+ Brassage : danse workshop for all
17th october – 7pm – free
At La Maison de la danse

Running time 1h

Tarif 1
For all

How do you build a peaceful civil society from an incomplete history and memory? In Shadow Survivors, Zora Snake confronts the face of Cameroon today, fractured and riven by violent political and social crises, with that of the ‘ghost-Mpodol’, heirs and witnesses to the memory of Ruben Um Nyobé. The work is a tribute to this forgotten figure of the Cameroon independence movement, leader of the UPC (Union of the Peoples of Cameroon) assassinated in 1958 by the forces of law and order.

The rage of the popular revolt that he embodied and that has continued since independence in 1960 is carried by the unleashed bodies of the four male and female dancers on stage, to a rhythm combining acoustic percussion and hip-hop beats. Zora Snake connects eras and political issues through dance and bodies, combining traditional dance movements with those of krump and break to “dance to fight or box the situation”.

© Max Mbakop Photography

Chorégraphie Zora Snake Avec Prudence Grandir, Rolland Alima, Tchina Ndjida, Audrey Fotso, Zora Snake Musiques Instru James Brown, DJ Shadow, Tribal instru, Printemps instru, effets vent Costumes et scénographie Zora Snake Lumière Irina Reinke Régie Cyrille Brière

Production Compagnie Zora Snake avec le soutien de Faso Teatri Coproduction Théâtre national Wallonie-Bruxelles, Centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public (Ateliers Frappaz) Production déléguée Sens Interdits Avec le soutien de Rencontres à l’échelle – Bancs publics – Marseille, ONDA – Office National de Diffusion Artistique

Création Cameroun – Bruxelles – Villeurbanne 2022-2023
Coréalisation Festival Sens Interdits, Théâtre de la Renaissance et Toboggan