Le Gymnase - National Centre of Choreographic Development - Roubaix | Hauts-de-France


Betty Tchomanga

On tour in Secondary and High schools from Hauts-de-France

  • From 13 years upwards
  • 30 mins + meeting
  • Premiere 2023


Coproduced by Le Gymnase CDCN

Intended for secondary school students, Histoires(s) Décoloniale(s) questions how our history is taught by way of two intimate and remarkable portraits of Folly Azaman and Dalila Khatir. Betty Tchomanga has created a work based on stories from the colonial past linking the West and Africa. Through dance, music and song, the two artists, performing in a classroom, tell the stories that make up history – inspired by their country of origin – but that don’t get a mention in the curriculum.

Cast and creatives

Concept: Betty Tchomanga – Performance: Folly Azaman, Dalila Khatir – Sound: Stéphane Monteiro – Production manager: Aoza – Marion Cachan

Production credits

Production: Association Lola Gatt – Co-production: Le Quartz Scène nationale de Brest, Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix – Hauts-de-France, Le Triangle Cité de la danse Scène conventionnée d’intérêt national, art et création – danse, Danse à tous les étages – Support: Le Mac Orlan – Ville de Brest, Passerelle – Centre d’art contemporain d’intérêt national – Support: DRAC Bretagne, Région Bretagne, Ville de Brest