When dance, acrobatics and percussion meet, the result’s Kalabanté – a circus corporate created in 2007 via Guinean artist Yamoussa Bangoura. RFI met him on the Nuits d’Afrique pageant in Montreal.
Yamoussa Bangoura based Productions Kalabanté in 2007 in Montreal however the corporate’s task actually took off from 2015.
The Kalabanté corporate is a part of the Cité des Arts du Cirque, an global hub for modern circus acts that incorporates some 20 corporations, amongst them the world-famous Cirque du Soleil.
“I’ve labored for just about the entire Quebec circuses the world over and I discovered that there used to be one thing lacking, I neglected African acrobatics.
“So I wanted to stage a show that spoke of my country of origin which is Guinea,” explains Bangoura.
Yamoussa Bangoura began out in the 2000s with Circus Baobab, the primary aerial acrobatic circus in Guinea, and certainly the entire of Africa.
The corporate used to be impressed via Les Ballets Africains (African Ballet Company) created via the artist Fodéba Keïta in 1950.
Since 1998, the Fodéba Keïta Centre for Acrobatic Arts in Conakry has skilled side road kids in acrobatics and contortionism, generating one of the most continent’s best performers.
In 2018, Yamoussa Bangoura opened his personal academy, the Kalabanté circus faculty in Conakry, to check out to trade mentalities.
“In Guinea, girls aren’t invited to carry out in the circus. Our oldsters concept that it will save you them from having kids.
“We, the young acrobats, are fighting against this. We are in our third generation now, we have the next generation in Africa,” he says.