Le Dernier Appel

About the production

Le Dernier Appel (The Last Call) is a new multi-lingual trans-Indigenous dance theatre work directed by Serge Aimé Coulibaly for Marrugeku.

Le Dernier Appel has grown out of a long standing partnership between Centre Cultural Tjibaou in Nouméa, New Caledonia and Marrugeku. Together they will celebrate 20 years of engagement with a specially commissioned work for the important year of 2018 in New Caledonia.

Le Dernier Appel explores recuperation in aftermaths of colonisation, seeking what to embrace of the new and what to let fall. While governments debate, peoples born of invasion, migration and displacement, wait for the new day. From divergent histories we meet in states of instability, frustration and radical reinvention.

Colonisation has shaped us. To undo the past is impossible. Decolonisation is both necessary and a false goal. As older ways of life deteriorate, situations become increasingly urgent yet progress is painfully slow. Le Dernier Appel asks how these concerns can disturb and regenerate dance in the Asia Pacific region, embracing reconfigurations of power and the transmission of old and new knowledges.

Le Dernier Appel is an intercultural and trans-Indigenous production, with dancers of First Nations, immigrant and settler descent from Australia and New Caledonia. It is directed and co-choreographed by Marrugeku’s associate artist Serge Aimé Coulibaly (Burkina Faso/Belgium) and co-choreographed with Marrugeku’s Dalisa Pigram with dramaturgy by Rachael Swain. Le Dernier Appel is designed by New Caledonian installation artist Nicolas Molé, and music is by Ngaiire, Nick Wales and Bree Van Reyk.

Timeline
1st Creative development: Nouméa, New Caledonia, November 2017
Final development: Sydney, July/August 2018

Premiere Seasons
Carriageworks, Sydney 15–18 August 2018
Centre Culturel Tjibaou 6–8 September 2018

Touring Europe December 2018
Touring Australia March 2019

Le Dernier Appel is commissioned by Carriageworks, Sydney and Centre Culturel Tjibaou and Arts House Melbourne

Le Dernier Appel (The Last Call) is a new multi-lingual trans-Indigenous dance theatre work directed by Serge Aimé Coulibaly for Marrugeku.

Le Dernier Appel has grown out of a long standing partnership between Centre Cultural Tjibaou in Nouméa, New Caledonia and Marrugeku. Together they will celebrate 20 years of engagement with a specially commissioned work for the important year of 2018 in New Caledonia.

Le Dernier Appel explores recuperation in aftermaths of colonisation, seeking what to embrace of the new and what to let fall. While governments debate, peoples born of invasion, migration and displacement, wait for the new day. From divergent histories we meet in states of instability, frustration and radical reinvention.

Colonisation has shaped us. To undo the past is impossible. Decolonisation is both necessary and a false goal. As older ways of life deteriorate, situations become increasingly urgent yet progress is painfully slow. Le Dernier Appel asks how these concerns can disturb and regenerate dance in the Asia Pacific region, embracing reconfigurations of power and the transmission of old and new knowledges.

Le Dernier Appel is an intercultural and trans-Indigenous production, with dancers of First Nations, immigrant and settler descent from Australia and New Caledonia. It is directed and co-choreographed by Marrugeku’s associate artist Serge Aimé Coulibaly (Burkina Faso/Belgium) and co-choreographed with Marrugeku’s Dalisa Pigram with dramaturgy by Rachael Swain. Le Dernier Appel is designed by New Caledonian installation artist Nicolas Molé, and music is by Ngaiire, Nick Wales and Bree Van Reyk.

Timeline
1st Creative development: Nouméa, New Caledonia, November 2017
Final development: Sydney, July/August 2018

Premiere Seasons
Carriageworks, Sydney 15–18 August 2018
Centre Culturel Tjibaou 6–8 September 2018

Touring Europe December 2018
Touring Australia March 2019

Le Dernier Appel is commissioned by Carriageworks, Sydney and Centre Culturel Tjibaou and Arts House Melbourne

  • Venues and Dates

    2018

    Carriageworks
    Sydney
    15-18 August 2018

    Centre Culturel Tjibaou, Nouméa
    New Caledonia
    6-8 September 2018

    December Dans Festival
    Concertgebouw, Brugge, Belgium
    13 December 2018

    Please check back for other European dates to follow

     

     

    2018

    Carriageworks
    Sydney
    15-18 August 2018

    Centre Culturel Tjibaou, Nouméa
    New Caledonia
    6-8 September 2018

    December Dans Festival
    Concertgebouw, Brugge, Belgium
    13 December 2018

    Please check back for other European dates to follow

     

     

  • Creative Team

    Director Serge Aimé Coulibaly

    Co-choreographers Dalisa Pigram and Serge Aimé Coulibaly

    Dramaturg Rachael Swain

    Set Designer Nicolas Molé

    Lighting Designer Matt Marshall

    Costume Designer Mirabelle Wouters

    Music Ngaiire, Nick Wales, and Bree van Reyk

    Cast & Co-creators Stanley Nelo, Krylin Nguyen, Yoan Ouchot, Ghenoa Gela, James Vu Anh Pham and Amrita Hepi.

    Director Serge Aimé Coulibaly

    Co-choreographers Dalisa Pigram and Serge Aimé Coulibaly

    Dramaturg Rachael Swain

    Set Designer Nicolas Molé

    Lighting Designer Matt Marshall

    Costume Designer Mirabelle Wouters

    Music Ngaiire, Nick Wales, and Bree van Reyk

    Cast & Co-creators Stanley Nelo, Krylin Nguyen, Yoan Ouchot, Ghenoa Gela, James Vu Anh Pham and Amrita Hepi.

  • Gallery
  • Supporters

    Le Dernier Appel is co-commissioned by Centre Culturel Tjibaou Nouméa (New Caledonia), Carriageworks (Sydney, Australia), and Arts House (Melbourne, Australia).

    Le Dernier Appel is funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and the WA Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries.