Mathieu Chouinard and Marc-André Charron, artistic codirectors of Moncton-based physical theatre company Satellite Theatre, will join a delegation selected by Canada Arts Council to partake in the Market for African Performing Arts. The 10th edition of MAPA will be taking place from March 10th to March 17th 2018 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Africa’s most important arts market

Since 1993, MAPA has become one of the most important performing arts market in Africa. Over a span of eight days, 300 shows will be presented, in a variety of performing arts : music, theatre, dance, storytelling, comedy and street arts. Other activities will take place at the same time : professional meetings, networking, readings, days for young audiences, showcases and more.

For the first time, a theatre company from New-Brunswick will be part of these activities.

An amazing opportunity for networking and exchanges

Satellite Theatre will be promoting its work, notably the Zone Rouge project, created in coproduction with Association Ndam se na (Chad) and Atlas Film (Canada). Since 2013, Zone Rouge brought together six artists from both countries to create a unique show where live performance, multimedia documentary, direct exchange with the audience and workshops collide in one big, ambitious event. In 2017, these six artists spent two months in Chad, working with migrants from Gondjé refugee camp, near the centrafrican border.