Cinema, Podium en
Werkplek in Kortrijk

Castélie Yalombo

Water, l’atterrée des eaux vives

Dance / Performance
French spoken, Dutch and English subtitles
Duration: 1h
Location: Budascoop zaal 2
Tickets: €10 | €6 (-26/artists & professionals) | CUBO | UiTPAS


“This is how i started my oddyssee to embrace blackness.”

Water, l’atterrée des eaux vives explores the underlying friction of our perception of the racialised female body. Crossing a continuum of figures linked to representations of black history and her own imaginings of the black bodies, the body of Water is a dangling, lost object, suspended between ‘how to be perceived’ and ‘how to express oneself’.

Navigating the limbo of dual belonging, this performative poem comments on the racial experience of self. It is through a choreography of fragments and destructuring that Waterexposes the violently fragile nature of the body made up of bone, of flesh and words.

“Yalombo takes the audience along in her stream of thoughts on her multifaceted identity with a good portion of spellbinding and Dadaist expression” Ayla, B-scene(rs)

“What happens on stage says a lot, but the little things beside it are also worth looking at.” Stefanie, B-scene(rs)

The performance is programmed by BUDA’s B-scene(rs) in the frame of Be SpectACTive, a EU program that aims to foster the power of the audience.

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Castélie Yalombo Lilonge is a Belgian artist, graduated from ULB and the Higher Institute of Choreographic Arts of ARBA-ESA in 2020. Her artistic practice is at the intersection of choreography, installation and poeticspeech.

She questions the status of identity and otherness, as well as the subject/object status of the body. Those questions find a place in a broader research on the capacity for kinesthetic empathy in the relationship of the performer to the audience.

Play dates

  • Castélie Yalombo
  • Castélie Yalombo (c) Michiel Devijver
  • Castélie Yalombo
  • Castélie Yalombo ©Michiel Devijver
  • Castélie Yalombo
  • Castélie Yalombo ©Michiel Devijver

Chorégraphie: Castélie Yalombo | Création céramiques, Scénographie : Sophie Farza | Music: Loucka Ellie Fiagan & Tendencyities | Spatialisation sonore: Lucie Grésil | Dramaturgie: Jean Lesca | Clown coaching: Anna Kuch | Création Lumière: Angela Massoni Assistante chorégraphie: Anja Rottgerkamp | Production & Distribution: AMA – France Morin, Cécile Perrichon, Anna Six | In collaboration with Kustenwerkplaats | Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi Danse, Atelier 210, Pianofabriek, Rising Horses – Louise Vanneste | In-residence: Pianofabriek, Rising Horses – Louise Vanneste, Les Brigittines | With the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service général de la Création artistique

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