A Franco-Guinean testimonial to environmental and migration issues brought to life through acrobatic lifts and dances, this performance is both heroic and sensitive. Yé! evokes people's capacity to persist, to start again, to reinvent. What if the recesses of a ruined world became the setting for a rebirth? Maybe a different ending to the world is possible and this is what these bodies in motion express.
Artistic direction Kerfalla Bakala Camara
Acrobats – Dancers Bangoura Hamidou, Bangoura Momo, Camara Amara Den Wock, Camara Bangaly, Camara Ibrahima Sory, Camara Moussa, Camara Sekou, Keita Aïcha, Sylla Bangaly, Sylla Fode Kaba, Sylla M’Mahawa, Youla Mamadouba, Camara Facinet
Circus production and composition Yann Ecauvre
Acrobatic oversight Damien Drouin
Composition Jeremy Manche
Choreography Nedjma Benchaïb
Costumes Solène Capmas
Light design Clément Bonnin
Technical management Cécilia Moine
Production Richard Djoudi
Distribution and production Mélanie Verdeaux
“A communicative vitality that makes you feel wonderful.”
– La Muse
The Circus Baobab is a collective of circus artists from Guinea and the country's diaspora. A pioneer of the West African circus, the company has been performing on the world's stages for 25 years. Using a mix of dance and theatre, today, the acrobats of Circus Baobab are embracing the new forms of contemporary circus. In addition to their international tours, the company works to foster a social, solidarity-based, and civic-minded circus and offers support programmes for young people in Guinea and elsewhere.