Follow us

g Salle Firmin Gémier

9-11 Jun 2020

  • Theatre
  • Music

Danielle Gabou / cancelled

Moi, Tituba sorcière... Noire de Salem

© Mor Fall

As part of the Season Africa 2020

By retracing the itinerary of a seventeenth-century slave, the choreographer and actress Danielle Gabou questions in her creation combining theatre, body commitment and music, the complex relationship between the notions of identity and freedom.

How does a slave become a free woman? To answer this question, Danielle Gabou adapts for the stage Maryse Condé’s novel, I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem. A choreographer and actress, progressively embodying all of the characters, she takes charge herself in the space of the palpitating story of Tituba, daughter of a slave born in Barbados. Initiated to supernatural powers, Tituba served several masters, in Boston and then in Salem, before being thrown into prison for witchcraft. By retracing her eventful path, the actress shows how Tituba’s identity was built. The text takes on the form of a poetic narration reproduced through a dialogue with music performed on the piano by Lise Diou-Hirtz. Close to trance, inspired by Jean Rouch’s film Mammy Water, Danielle Gabou’s game – at once a man, master, slave, woman or little girl – stages a body dancing to summon what is beyond words, the distraught quest for oneself when the body frees itself by breaking from its chains. Hugues Le Tanneur

Around the show

Rate A

Membership

Member(cost of the card: 37€)
25 €
YOUTH member (cost of the card: 10€) *
12 €
Guest over the age of 28
25 €
Guest under the age of 28
12 €


* The second show is free ! (in the limit of places available).
This show can only be reserved by phone or on site.

Subscription

Full rate
4 to 6 shows or 3 to 6 for spectators
that do not reside in Ile-de-France
26 €
7 or more
24 €
Over the age of 65
4 to 6 shows or 3 to 6 for spectators
that do not reside in Ile-de-France
23 €
7 or more
21 €
18 to 27 years old
3 or more
12 €
Under 18 years old
3 or more
12 €
Job seekers
3 or more
14 €
Groups (from 10 people)
3 or more
22 €

Non subscription rates

Full rate
38 €
Over the age of 65
32 €
18 to 27 years old
13 €
Under 18 years old
11 €
Job seekers
15 €
Minimum welfare beneficiaries
8 €
Groups (from10 people)
30 €
School group during school time (one free guide for every 15 pupils)
6 €