Wayne McGregor – Kirikou et Karaba
Kirikou et Karaba
Choreography Wayne McGregor
Music Robin Rimbaud – Scanner, Youssou N’Dour, Christophe Minck, and Rokia Traoré
Costumes Peter McKintosh
Set Design Peter McKintosh
Lighting Lucy Carter
Premiere 11 September 2007, Maison de la danse, Lyon
Kirikou and Karaba is a musical adapted from Kirikou and the Sorceress, a 1998 traditional animation feature film written and directed by Michel Oceleot. The musical was choreographed and directed by Wayne McGregor, created at the maison de la Danse de Lyon, and shown at the Casino de Paris. A tiny boy called Kirikou is born in to an African village upon which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell: the spring has dried up, the villagers are being blackmailed and the men of the village have been kidnapped or mysteriously disappeared. Kirikou is determined to rid the village of Karaba’s curse and understand the cause of her wickedness. His adventure filled voyage leads Kirikou to the Forbidden Mountain where the Wise Man of the mountain, who knows Karaba and her secrets, awaits him.
Commissioned by France Télévisions and EMI Music France.