Exploring land as a territory, time as a territory, body as a territory, text as a territory…
Through the writing process, we will tackle the concept of border not only as an obstacle, but also as the place where to set up new rites of passage of our modernity, the initiatic place of be-coming. Confronted by the body of the text, we will lucidly build boundaries not to be crossed, using effects of ellipse, spanning, breaking and forking, in order to foster the feeling of improvisation, of incompleteness -in a nutshell to deal with the composition of a text not as a sealed entirety, but as many margins where to lay down what is becoming. The texts being elaborated will be constantly connected to the stage, where they will be recited from their first babblings on, to study them collectively.
Koffi Kwahulé was born in Abengourou (Ivory Coast). After having studied at National Institute of Arts in Abidjan, he completed his actor training at École de la rue Blanche (Paris) while he achieved a PHd of Theatrical Studies at Paris III-Sorbonne University. Translated into twenty languages, his works such as Bintou, Jaz, Big Shoot, P’tite-Souillure, Blue-S-catandMisterioso-119, were staged in Europe, Africa, South America, USA and Canada. His first novel Babyface (Ed. Gallimard) was granted with the Great Prize Ahmadou Kouroumain 2006 and his second novel, Monsieur Ki (Ed. Gallimard), received the Continental Prize in 2010. He lives and works in Paris.
Cifas (suite...) offers contemporary artists to illustrate its communication.
Muriel Bleus illustrated the workshop "Borders and Territory".
"I put hints together to propose enigmas, suggest leads. The quotes define the playground. Internal and external borders draw a route to be approached according to our own experience."
A public presentation will take place on the last day of the workshop, the 30th of November at 6pm.