OMBRES et LUMIERES SUR CONAKRY March 2017
(Shadows and Light Over Conakry)
Shadow imagery by Thiam Sekou Oumar
A show about daily life and rituals of day and night.
The performance integrates acting, video, and shadow theatre
with songs, dances, dreams, nightmares and scenes from everyday life.
Directed by Betsy Tobin of the Now Or Never Theatre
Assisted by Ibrahima Tounkara
Choreography by Marius Seu
Music by Fatoumata Kouyate
Shadow puppets created by Thiam Sekou Oumar and Bono Bore
Performed by Hadja Bah, Moussa Doumbouya, Habibatou Bah, Aicha
Magassouba, Soumah Mohamed Lamine III, Mina, Marius Seu & Ibrahima Tounkara
“Je te remercie vivement d'être venue à la rencontre des artistes guinéens au Petit Musée. Le rapport de Hadja montre que tout le monde a vraiment apprécié ce travail, ces nouveautés et la relation avec toi. My hearty thanks for coming to work with Guinean artists at the Petit Musee. Hadja's report shows that everyone truly appreciated this work, the new techniques and working with you."
Director of Le Petit Musee
“The Ambassador mentioned how much he liked the play, and how much value he saw in teaching these theatre skills to the artists at the Petit Musee... I could not have imagined this turning out better than it did.”
Assistant Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea
This project was made possible by the U.S. Embassy Conakry, World
Learning Arts Envoy, Le Petit Musee & le Musee National de la Guinee
Back row from left to right: Soumah Mohamed Lamine III,
Betsy Tobin, Aicha Magassouba, Hadja Bah, Habibatou Bah, Mina,
Front row from left to right: Moussa Doumbouya, Marius Seu & Ibrahima Tounkara