Three successive duos for a manifesto of alterity by Salia Sanou. With Nancy Huston, Germaine Acogny, and Babx.
Who are you, Salia Sanou? Who are you, the dancer, the uprooted? Who are you?” With Multiple-s, Salia Sanou looked for his inner voice and faced the questions he’d tried to avoid for too long. The idea therefore is to search for, but also to find, answers, and above all to share. Never alone, he says, but in a dialogue with figures dear to him. In three successive duos, with writer Nancy Huston, dancer and teacher Germaine Acogny, and musician David Babian, aka Babx, the Burkinabé artist has created more than just one-on-ones. An alliance, an alloy between dances and words, between the engagement of the body and its inner rhythms. With its simple yet generous scenography, Multiple-s is a revolving stage that mirrors the cycle of life and avoids didacticism. These dialogues shine through with alterity and show us how to hear the power of personal quests and shared sincerity.

A writer who works both in English and in French, Nancy Huston has explored many genres of fiction and is internationally renowned.

French-Senegalese choreographer Germaine Acogny created her own African dance technique and has worked as a choreographer and teacher throughout the world.

David Babin, aka Babx, has recorded several albums. This musician and literature lover regularly performs live and has taken part in many artistic projects.


24 & 25 May : Castelnau-le-Lez – Le Kiasma
23 September : Le Mans – Les Quinconces-L’Espal
27 et 28 September : Limoges – Les Francophonies
15 December : Ouagadougou – Dialogues de corps
9 April : Toulouse – Théâtre Sorano en co-accueil avec la Place de la Danse CDC de Toulouse-Occitanie
8 June : Bruxelles – La Raffinerie – Charleroi danse Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
7 au 14 July : Avignon – festival d’Avignon – Cour minérale de l’Université
16 October : Floirac – Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux Métropole
21 et 22 January : Chambéry – Malraux scène nationale Chambéry Savoie
30 et 31 January : Castelnau-le-Lez – Le Kiasma – Saison Montpellier danse
4 et 5 February : Strasbourg – Pôle Sud
28 March : Cognac – L’Avant-scène
31 March : Niort – Le Moulin du Roc Scène nationale
12 May : La Roche-sur-Yon – Le Grand R Scène nationale
15 May : Brive – L’Empreinte Scène nationale
23 May to 4 June : Paris – Chaillot Théâtre National de la Danse
28 septembre : Brive – L’Empreinte Scène nationale
18 novembre : Forbach – Le Carreau Scène nationale
29 novembre : Sarzeau – Centre culturel L’Hermine
03 décembre : Château Thierry – CDCN L’Echangeur
16 February : La Roche-sur-Yon – Le Grand R Scène nationale

With Germaine AcognyBabxNancy HustonSalia Sanou

Conception et choreography Salia Sanou
Music David Babin aka Babx
Stage design Mathieu Lorry-Dupuy
Lights Marie-Christine Soma

Production Compagnie Mouvements perpétuels
Chaillot – Théâtre national de la danse, Charleroi danse Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Les Francophonies en Limousin, Espace Malraux Scène nationale Chambéry Savoie, Centre national de danse contemporaine d’Angers, Le Kiasma (Castelnau-le-Lez)
CN D Centre national de la danse (Pantin), École des
Sables (Toubab Dialaw), Centre de développement chorégraphique
La Termitière (Ouagadougou), Les Quinconces l’Espal Scène nationale
du Mans, Montpellier Danse – Agora cité internationale de la danse


contact production & diffusion
Stéphane Maisonneuve
+33 (0)672 40 79 09

Photo : Laurent Philippe