Premiered in April 2012 at the Théâtre de Nîmes in France, Alain Buffard’s Baron Samedi is named after a Haitian “Vaudou” spirit. A tutelary figure for the work, Baron Samedi invokes ghosts, extracts the perfect dancing body and is a symbol of visibility in life and invisibility in death. Buffard continues his longstanding connection with music as thematic source material, harnessing the music of Kurt Weill performed by live musicians to bring Baron Samedi to life.

Featuring an international cast including Nadia Beugré, Hlengiwe Madlala Lushaba, Sebastien Martel, Dorothée Munyaneza, Sarah Murcia, Olivier Normand, Will Rawls and David Thomson

Set Design: Nadia Lauro.
Lighting design: Yves Godin
Assistant to choreographer: Fanny de Chaille