Taafé Fanga is passionate about West Africa’s traditional music, especially about the interactions created between dancers and musicians in the moment. His new piece, Entrer en résonance, highlights the bond and connection required to establish true dialogue between them. As dance and music intertwine, dance creates the music and music creates the dance. Without any script or music sheet, performers must learn to listen to themselves and to each other, bringing a high-level of vitality to the exchange. Artists let themselves be transported by the rhythm of djembes, doundous, balafons, koras, bass, voices and steps, while remaining acutely aware of their surroundings, ready to react to the unpredictable.
Entrer en résonance is a celebration of a language that is magically created and recreated in an instant through the spontaneity of a circular reciprocity rather than through linear logic. It symbolizes the resonance of deep ties created by a shared passion.
Julie de Lorimier, Karine Hamel & Estelle Lavoie
Portrait Photo : Nimalan Masilamany
Musicians : Benjamin Landry, Olivier Landry, Sadio Sissokho, Bruno Martinez-Gamiz, Carlo Birri