• Alioune Diagne
      Unfinished Business: Papadag + Siki

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  • This week, Alioune Diagne is staying at Grand Theatre for a residency. He would like to invite you to a sneak peak of his new performance: Papadag. He will also perform his previous show Siki.

    In Papadag Diagne researches fatherhood. In these times of changing gender roles, he want to explore the caring and soft side of masculinity and fatherhood. He researches the responsibilities of a father, the kind of love it brings, the heritage, and discovers how being a father is carved into his body.

    In Siki, Alioune Diagne wants to revive the history and spirit of Battling Siki, the forgotten Senegalese boxing hero. Siki won the world title for boxing in Paris, and became the first black boxing champion ever. He not only fought in the ring, but also against the racism of that time.

    Alioune Diagne (1982, Senegal) is a choreographer, dancer, painter and programmer. He works and lives in Kampen, the Netherlands with his Dutch wife and two children. As a maker he works locally and internationally. Every year he organises a dance festival in Saint-Louis, Senegal.

  • Unfinished Business
  • In the series Unfinished Business, theater makers show new and unpolished work. In an intimate setting, both makers and the audience are given the opportunity to see how new ideas work out in practice.

  • Corona
  • In order to follow the RIVM guidelines and to ensure everyone’s safety there is a limited capacity.


  • choreography and dance Alioune Diagne | dramaturgy Anoek Nuyens | production, artistic advice Maaike Cotterink

  • Prices
  • Regular: €5
  • Location
  • Bovenzaal (upstairs)
  • Length
  • 60 minutes

  • Unfinished Business
  • In the series Unfinished Business, theater makers show new and unpolished work. In an intimate setting, both makers and the audience are given the opportunity to see how new ideas work out in practice.

  • Corona
  • In order to follow the RIVM guidelines and to ensure everyone’s safety there is a limited capacity.