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Germaine Acogny
Iya Tundé, la Mère est revenue (2017 - 52’)
Dancing at Dusk - A Moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring (2020 - 35’)

Oona Doherty
Welcome to a Bright Limbo (2019 - 11’)
Idontknow (2020 - 5’)
The Devil (2020 - 9’)
Hope Hunt & The Ascension into Lazarus (2021 - 12’)

Iya Tundé, la mère est revenue

Iya Tundé is the story of a woman who achieved her dreams, and even continues to exceed them. Germaine Acogny, by her journey, her strength and her questioning, reminds me of my mother, a pianist whose wings were clipped, in a version of a fulfilled female artist who would have triumphed over everything. Ah, the broken dream of my mother! Iya Tundé is a tribute to these utopias, these dreams, which drive us, without which life would have no taste, no meaning…
Laure Malécot

documentary director Laure Malécot
producer Moctar Ndiouga Bâ
sound checking Achille Gaboua
editing Laye Diouf, Laure Malécot
image Imane Dionne, Tafa Touré, Marco Lena, Laure Malécot, Tiziana Manfredi, Siaka Soppo Traoré, Helmut Vogt
sound mixing Vincent Lambert
English subtitles Bruno Senghor
with Germaine Acogny
and the testimonies of Wasis Diop, Patrick Acogny, Mikaël Serre, Olivier Dubois, Aïda Colmenero-Diaz, Alesandra Seutin, Fabrice Bouillon “LaForest”, Annette Mbaye d’Erneville, Ghislaine De Souza, Robyn Orlin, Fatim Faye, Bernard Mounier, Monique Mounier

Dancing at Dusk – A Moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring

In this stunning film, Pina Bausch’s iconic choreography The Rite of Spring is danced in an extraordinary setting, on the beach in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal. Filmed as the world descended into lockdown, it captures the last rehearsal of a specially assembled company of 38 dancers from 14 African countries, and documents a unique moment in their preparations for an international tour. A rare opportunity to watch one of the world’s greatest dance works.

produced by Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables & Sadler’s Wells
choreography Pina Bausch
music Igor Stravinskij
set and costume design Rolf Borzik
collaboration Hans Pop
dancers Rodolphe Allui, Sahadatou Ami Touré, Anique Ayiboe, D’Aquin Evrard Élisée Bekoin, Gloria Ugwarelojo Biachi, Khadija Cisse, Sonia Zandile Constable, Rokhaya Coulibaly, Astou Diop, Serge Arthur Dodo, Estelle Foli, Aoufice Junior Gouri, Luciény Kaabral, Zadi Landry Kipre, Bazoumana Kouyaté, Babacar Mané, Vasco Pedro Mirine, Stéphanie Mwamba, Florent Nikiéma, Shelly Ohene-Nyako, Brian Otieno Oloo, Harivola Rakotondrasoa, Oliva Randrianasolo (Nanie), Asanda Ruda III, Tom Jules Samie, Amy Collé Seck, Pacôme Landry Seka, Gueassa Eva Sibi, Carmelita Siwa, Armel Gnago Sosso-Ny, Amadou Lamine Sow, Aziz Zoundi
further company dancers Korotimi Barro, Inas Dasylva, Franne Christie Dossou, Profit Lucky, Vuyo Mahashe, Didja Kady Tiemanta
director and editor Florian Heinzen-Ziob
cinematographer Enno Endlicher
sound recording and design Armin Badde
production polyphem Filmproduktion
artistic directors Josephine Ann Endicott, Jorge Puerta Armenta
rehearsal directors Clémentine Deluy, Çağdaş Ermiş, Ditta Miranda Jasjfi, Barbara Kaufmann, Julie Shanahan, Kenji Takagi

Welcome to a Bright White Limbo

Combining documentary and dance performance, this innovative, poetic and visually arresting film dives into the mind and creative process of Oona Doherty’s award-winning dance show Hope Hunt & the Ascension into Lazarus.

key performer Oona Doherty
director Cara Holmes
producer Zlata Filipovic
screenwriter Cara Holmes
cinematographer Luca Truffarelli
editing Mick Mahon
composer DIE HEXEN


“I don’t know / Boiling up inside ya, Like a kettle / Like a frying pan spitting hot oil out. / Roaming, soaking, empty streets / Blue tv light beaming out / A dirty beat / Our stamping feet / Don’t know whear to put it / Some times / Some times you just need a hug”
Oona Doherty, May 2020.

Oona Doherty shot this video in Belfast the night before the city went into lockdown.

by Oona Doherty & Luca Truffarelli
choreographer Oona Doherty
performers Oona & Janie Doherty
cinematographer and editor Luca Truffarelli
focus puller Mike Lockhart
camera assistant Alex Hutchinson
music Jamie xx, Idontknow

The Devil

The Devil is a still-rare example of a visibly pregnant performer in the spotlight. A transition film. Moving from old Oona, old shows, into the new era. My next show is violent and big and cruel: Navy Blue 2022. So that’s what we did, we filmed the birth of a villain. We’re living in brutal times lads, I’m adapting, said the beast.
Oona Doherty

by Oona Doherty & Luca Truffarelli
the killer Oona Doherty
the killed Rosie Mullen
rope artist Siobhán Barbour
commissioned by Irish Arts Centre NY

Hope Hunt & the Ascension into Lazarus

A boyish, spunky energy. For heart. With heart. C’mon son. Tell me. We’re Still Hunting 2021 is a cinematic version of the show. An eloquent camera drag through the realities of being a Hope Hunter.
Oona Doherty

by Oona Doherty & Luca Truffarelli
hunters Sati Veyrunes & Ryan O’Neil
music Strength NIA, Northern Ireland Yes Oona Doherty mix (Gregorio Allegri, Miserere Mei, Deus with the documentary Wee Bastards)
commissioned by London Art Night

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