Man Rec means “Only Me” in Wolof, the most talked language in Senegal, Amala Dianor’s country of birth. This new work, choreographed and interpreted by Amala, offers a dialogue between his diverse origins, from urban to contemporary and African dances. Activity part of FLIPAS International Festival of Words, Action and Sound.
Man Rec’s starting point is the complex nature of Man, his identity, his relationship to his own kind and to society. Through this bold statement using the energies of the dances that brought him here, Amala explores his many “I”s, uncovering their rawness and letting them vanish one after the other until they make room for this other “I”, facing itself and standing before you.
After an experience of hip hop dancer, Amala Dianor studied contemporary dance at the Superior school of the Centre national de danse contemporaine d’Angers CNDC in 2000. Working as a performer in many diverse productions (from hip hop to neo-classical, contemporary and afro-contemporary dance), he quickly acquired undeniable recognition in the dancing community.
FLIPAS International Festival of Words, Action and Sound
For the second consecutive year, Naves Matadero organised FLIPAS, International Festival of Words, Action and Sound that understands urban cultures as a cultural phenomenon and as a tool for expressing and transforming social reality.
Choreographer and performer: Amala Dianor
Assistant choreographer: Rindra Rasoaveloson
Lighting: Samson Milcent
Music: Awir Léon
Production: Compagnie Amala Dianor / Kaplan
Coproduction: Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d’Angers
With the support of: DRAC of the Pays de la Loire et and the city of Angers