Date(s) - 17/03/2023
“I am Frédérick Douglass. I was born a slave. I’m not anymore. I’ll tell you how it happened.”
On the occasion of Francophonie 2023, Alliance française du Bengale and Indian Museum in association with Institut Français en Inde invite you to witness
the Malian Theatre-Dance Performance,
Je suis Frederick Douglass (I am Frederick Douglass)
on March 17, 2023 (Friday) from 6:30 pm onwards
at the Asutosh Birth Centenary Auditorium, Indian Museum
27, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Park Street, Kolkata- 700016
(Entry through Kyd Street Gate, Opposite the MLA Hostel)
Open to all
This theatrical production is an initiative by CieBaroda Company featuring Modibu Konaté, a young dancer and actor from Bamako, Mali.
Adapted from an essential work, published in French by Bibook, “Vie de Frederick Douglass, Esclave Américain”(Memoirs of Slave, of Frederick Douglass), Modibu Konaté’s performance will bring on stage the childhood and adolescence of Douglass, an American born into slavery in the 19th century and his journey of how he manages to find ways of reconstructing his denied humanity.