Original title: Selebe Yoon
Original language: French, Wolof
Where: Dakar – Senegal
Institutions: Festival La Croisée, CECE – civic engagement & community empowerment
Video: watch the video here
Performance by Marilena Crosato with Marilena Crosato and Bamba Diagne.
Original sound by Jaymdel
With the voices of Bamba, Cinzia, Elena, Fama, Jules, Lionel, Marilena, Marion, Moussa, Nadia, Nicolas.
Photography by Amanda Nero
Video by Kevin Aubert
Graphic Design by Julie Sauerwein
Dakar. Selebe Yoon, that in Wolof means crossroads, is a site-specific performance created in Ouakam neighborhood in Dakar. It was born out of the fascination with the concept of intersectionality and the evolution of political discourse around the fight against discrimination of all kinds. Selebe Yoon is where our paths cross and our beliefs intersect. An intersection of identities, stories and affiliations; each with its own implication regarding the access to power.
According to the Dogon tradition, another reference for the work, spoken word has the power to dress the naked human being, like a door for awareness and increased wisdom.
What are the words we have learned to describe ourselves and to define the other? The audience is called to question labels and behaviours characterizing the everyday experience of diversity in Senegal.