cycle 2 : cérémonie des masques Bwaba, danses de Boni, Burkina Faso

14th – 17th December 2006

                                                                            © Anne-Laure Bourget


Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, mask societies are genuine institutions, guarantors of the basic values that govern the everyday life of men and women belonging to the same family. The mask is not just a piece of wood, nor the dancer behind it, but the incarnation of a spirit, a force of nature. Mask ceremonies are spectacular and involve the entire village population, accompanied by drum-beating griots. This Claude Lévi-Strauss Theater presentation is a social event that is emblematic of  'immaterial patrimonies'.

4 performances

Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th December 2006 at 8 pm

Sunday 17th December 2006 at 5 pm

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