16. Juin, 2019

Hradec Králové

Hradec Králové

Mea Culpa trailer

Mea culpa

16 et 17 Juin, 2018

MEA CULPA

Project

Mea Culpa is the author’s project of Charles Nomwendé TIENDREBEOGO, from Burkina Faso. Since 2018 he has been a member of Divadlo Continuo.
From 2015 to 2017, he was a student in the framework of the Master’s programme of Physical Theater at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri, where he also conceived the original concept of this creation. It is based on Charles Nomwendé TIENDREBEOGO's long-term interest in deepening the study and research on the link between the tradition of the African mask, contemporary physical theatre, and modern dance

The project draws inspiration from the roots of African culture, its rituals, music, stories, rhythms, colours and ubiquitous spirituality, combining original natural religions and imported world religious systems. In this context, Charles Nomwendé TIENDREBEOGO tells the modern history of Africa, intertwined with bloodshed, genocide, corruption and the bloody struggle for power.

Masks are playing a very essential role in the production of Mea Culpa. Their shape combines the tradition and original principles of the African mask and Commedia dell'arte masks with contemporary physical theatre practices that emphasize their use in relation to physical expression and dance. Erhard Stiefel, one of the most prominent personalities of the contemporary mask, and a long-time collaborator of Ariane Mnouchkine's Théâtre du Soleil, contributed to their creation as an external eye. And Colette Roy, a teacher at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri, was in charge of their construction.

The music and sound composition are the work of Elia Moretti. He created the score based on real sound recordings from the daily reality of the city and nature in Burkina Faso.

MEA CULPA

Story

 

When they were still living on this earth, these ghosts were very influential people, guided by excessive ambitions.

What then would justice be, and how could they deserve eternal rest, if everything that happens, everything that still harms the living beings on earth and for which these ghosts are responsible, is not repaired?

From decision to action, present to past, life to death - to which musical rhythm will our soul dance to in the beyond?

During one ordinary night the guardian of a cemetery is forced to lend his body to these invisible beings, who must reverse their destiny of eternal damnation and try to redeem themselves.

On the theatrical use of African mask.

"The African mask belongs to the cultural heritage of Africa and the world. Let us hope that the tradition of the mask is perpetuated for a long time on this continent. Its disappearance would mean a tragic impoverishment of the African soul and culture and an irremediable loss for humanity. " Phillipe OBERLE

Maybe the theater could support the survival of this tradition by finding and proposing another way of expression through the masks.

Mea Culpa

Accademia Teatro Dimitri, Verscio.

Mea culpa, rehearsal

Theatrical research is a pleasure, especially when you feel close to the time of delivery. And often one wonders: What to choose from all the material concocted for.

Mea culpa, rehearsal

Theatrical research is a pleasure, especially when you feel close to the time of delivery. And often one wonders: What to choose from all the material concocted for.

Mea culpa, rehearsal

Theatrical research is a pleasure, especially when you feel close to the time of delivery. And often one wonders: What to choose from all the material concocted for.

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Le projet

 

Mea Culpa est un projet de Charles Nomwendé TIENDREBEOGO, originaire du Burkina Faso. Depuis 2018, il est membre de la compagnie Divadlo Continuo.

 De 2015 à 2017, il a été étudiant en Master of Physical Theater à l'Accademia Teatro Dimitri où, il a également conçu le concept original de cette création.

Elle s'appuie sur l'intérêt à long terme de Charles Nomwendé TIENDREBEOGO, d’approfondir l'étude et la recherche sur un possible lien entre la tradition du masque africain, le théâtre physique contemporain et la danse moderne.

 

Le projet s'inspire des racines mêmes de la culture africaine, de ses rituels, de sa musique, de ses histoires, de ses rythmes, de ses couleurs et de sa spiritualité omniprésente, combinant religions naturelles originales et systèmes religieux mondiaux importés. Dans ce contexte, Charles Nomwendé TIENDREBEOGO raconte l'histoire moderne de l'Afrique, entrelacée de sang versé, de génocide, de corruption et de lutte sanglante pour le pouvoir.

 

Les masques jouent un rôle très essentiel dans la production de Mea Culpa. Leur forme combine la tradition et les principes originaux du masque d'Afrique et des masques de Commedia dell'arte avec des pratiques de théâtre physique contemporain qui mettent l'accent sur leur utilisation en relation avec l'expression physique et la danse.

Erhard Stiefel, l'une des personnalités les plus en vue du masque contemporain, et collaborateur de longue date du Théâtre du Soleil d’Ariane Mnouchkine, a contribué à leur création comme œil extérieur.

Et Colette Roy, enseignante à l’Accademia Teatro Dimitri s’est chargée de leur construction.

 

La musique et la composition sonore de la production sont l'œuvre d'Elia Moretti, qui l'a créée en s’inspirant de véritables enregistrements sonores de la réalité quotidienne de la ville et de la nature du Burkina Faso.

 

Histoire

 

Lorsqu'ils vivaient encore sur cette terre, ces fantômes étaient des gens très influents, guidés par des ambitions excessives.

Que serait alors la justice, et comment pourraient-ils mériter le repos éternel, si tout ce qui arrive, tout ce qui nuit encore aux êtres vivants sur terre et dont ces fantômes sont responsables, n'est pas réparé ?

De la décision à l'action, du présent au passé, de la vie à la mort - sur quel rythme musical notre âme dansera-t-elle dans l'au-delà ?

Pendant une nuit ordinaire, le gardien d'un cimetière est obligé de prêter son corps à ces êtres invisibles, qui doivent renverser leur destin de damnation éternelle tout en essayant de se racheter.