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photo Eloise Legay


Creation 2024

Tropique du képone is a dance piece inspired by afrofuturism. In this work, we focus on the urgent need to act and to disregard governmental policies in order to address the worrisome situation of the French West Indies islands, Martinique and Guadeloupe. It is about building a victorious future for ourselves, which will bring trust and healing to our past and present struggles through the art of escaping.

Tropique du Képone is oriented towards a construction based on radio archives, written press, television programs and scientific research articles. A plastic dimension in the form of an installation is integrated into the research in which the two performers‘ bodies interact and create a connected and evolving space. 

Nourished by a tonic and rebellious imagination, the two artists wish to evolve in a space of reciprocity, melting, resistance, reconstruction thus re-creating a decadent and forgotten topicality in the center of an unusual artistic device. 

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Artistic direction - choreography : Marlène Myrtil and Myriam Soulanges

Scenography and lights : Bia Kaysel,
Dramaturgy : Manon Worms
Artistic advice : Michael Roch
Sound and musical composition: Yann Cléry

Creation of plastic objects (2022) : Louisa Marajo
Photographies : Fred Lagnau et Elise Fitte-Duval


European Union, Institut français, OCTA and APCA dans le cadre du projet-pilote
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DAC Guadeloupe, DAC Martinique, FEAC - Ministère des Outre Mer, Région Guadeloupe, Département Guadeloupe, CTM Martinique

Groupe Caisse des Dépôts
with the support of Villa Albertine, New York


Théâtre Molière - Scène nationale de l'archipel de Thau, Sète

Coproductions : CCN de Tours, Tropiques Atrium Scène nationale de Martinique et CDCN Touka Danses Guyane



14 et 15 mars : Tropiques Atrium - Scène Nationale de Martinique

19 au 23 mars : MACTe - Pointe à Pitre, Centre culturel Robert Loyson - Le Moule, Centre culturel Sonis, Les Abymes - Guadeloupe 
19 mai : Passages Transfestival, Metz - France
22 mai : Théâtre Molière - Scène nationale archipel de Thau, Sète - France
28 mai : festival June events, Atelier de Paris/CDCN
8 juin : festival Monde, Théâtre l’air libre, St-Jacques de la Lande - France
10 au 14 juillet : Festival Off d’Avignon, TOMA, Chapelle du Verbe Incarné - France


Creative residencies

November 27 to December 7, 2023: New York Live Arts in NYC in support of the Villa Albertine
September 4 to 15: CCN of Tours
July 3 to 13, 2023: CND of Pantin
May 22 to 31, 2023: CDCN Touka Danse Guyane, Cayenne
March 6 to 17, 2023: Dans les Parages, Cie la Zouze, Marseille


Rsearch residencies :

January 23 to January 31, 2023: Les fabriques de Tropique du képone, Tropiques Atrium, Fort de France
September 23 to October 4, 2022: Le Moule, Guadeloupe
June 24 to July 2, 2022: Tropiques Atrium, Fort-de-France
March 10 to March 15, 2022: Terre d’Arts, Tivoli, Fort-de France

Tropique du Képone

Tropique du Képone

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