Around the Morne mountain, starting at L’Embrasure’s hunting camp, two routes are possible: 10 kms or 20 kms.
Rs 50 per registration donated to ADM
Fun run/Fun walk
Through Le Petit Morne a no pressure 4 kms path for any nature enthusiast willing to help ADM association.
only accessible to children over 6 years old
Registration on the spot: Rs 250 donated to ADM
Fancy fair at Le Morne Village
Creation of a “no to plastic” sculpture
Kartel, Zenfants The Embrace, Rafiki
Enn losean vivab: manufacturing instruments with waste to raise awareness about pollution caused by plastic.
Caroline D’Unienville: Making rockets or jellyfish with recycled material
Ninja: initiation to Kite-Surf
Kerja: initiation to sailing
Brief: Realm of memories… Realm of the present… Realm of beyond
In the natural setting of Le Morne, the spectacle suggests the throes of the Mauritian past, the fluctuations of our time and the hope of the future.The world of remembrance, animated with scenes evoking slavery and its history. A modern and structured scenography, costumes made of simple raw materials, protagonists without concessions, and no stereotypes or reductive clichés.
The world of today-The thousands of faces of Mauritius are represented in a crescendo of body movements and progressively more intense ballet.
The world of tomorrow- In a dazzling whirlwind of dance with an even more frantic tempo, a future of freedom and unit of which Mauritius would be the emblematic ambassador.
The show is choreographed and directed by Omada. For the occasion, the Mauritian company invited a dancer-choreographer from Réunion, David Fonteneau. Most of the dancers will be Mauritian professionals, accompanied by a few students from the Le Studio dance school, located in Beau Plan, Pamplemousses and the children of Le Morne Village for the opening and the finale.
Omada Dance Company
Founded in 2008, Omada is an art and entertainment company that works to train Mauritian dancers.
Omada offers customized spectacles and concepts, adapted to a place or an event. It draws its creative energy from the expertise and technique of its artists as well as the originality of the mix of influences that combine contemporary art and Mauritian inspiration.
For the past 10 years, Omada has been actively contributing to the contribution of performing arts in Mauritius from an artistic point of view using the creation of concepts and performances involving multidisciplinary artists (dance, sound, lights, audiovisuals, etc.). Everything is designed to create an animated picture with a striking visual and strong emotional impact. Omada is directed by Cécile Gonzales.
She was born in Cameroon in 1981, to a Mauritian mother and a French father. After an atypical childhood in Africa she kept a link to the land with dance.
Cécile went to the Conservatoire National de Metz at the age of 13 where she won a gold medal in contemporary dance in 2000. The following year she landed the first prize of perfection of contemporary dance at the National Conservatory in Lyon. The following years were focused on enriching her career until her return to Mauritius in 2010. Today she directs both OMADA and “LE STUDIO” school of dance full time. Cécile continues her work, evolution and artistic collaborations.
David is a Hip-hop and modern dance teacher who has performed on different stages and dance schools (Studio Harmonic, Choreïa, Conservatoire de Péronne).
From the island of Réunion to Europe, his quest for versatility started with breakdance in 1998 and was enriched through a range of other styles (jazz, contemporary, salsa, hip-hop) as well as martial arts and acrobatics.
His career as a dancer and choreographer (Miss Réunion, Stars 80, Défilé 20 Décembre) led him to teaching. He is an artist whose desire to share, learn and exchange ideas continues to grow.
David came to Mauritius in 2013 when he was invited for an artist and choreographic exchange and he fell in love with the country. In this way it was natural that David called Cécile for this project because David continually does projects in Mauritius.
Emilien Jubeau / EMIZIBO
Weaver of links between colors. Teller of art to feed the imagination. Emilien Jubeau is a free electron, a vibrating tone and colors that fuse.
Honored with distinctions throughout his plastic adventure, he shares his world through major artistic projects, including the 45 years and 49 years of the Independence of Mauritius, Tikoulou, Phantom of Opera, Porlwi by Light and Eclosia. He is now considered one of the most promising artistic directors of the local landscape.
Each creation has its own dose of surprises, “If you know exactly what you’re doing, what’s the point?”. Drawing from Picasso’s words, the enfant terrible of creativity cultivates innovation as one breathes oxygen into being. Art for him is a loophole, an adventure and a therapy.
Florance is a stylist, costume designer and set designer. She started her career in 1981 after training at the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona and plastic arts in Aix-en-Provence.
She spent her adolescent in Columbia and Argentina, among other countries. These experiences early on helped to forge her creative forces.
Since her debut, trips to America, Asia and Europe became part of her daily life and continued to feed her creativity. It was in 1994 that she went to Mauritius for a play and where she decided to put her suitcases down and stay a few years later after meeting the singer and composer Menwar.
Multidisciplinary and not fond of labels, Florance navigates different spaces of expression. Including cinema, theatre, musicals, opera, circus arts, cabaret and dance, an art for which the designer has always had a deep affection for.
In France, she has made several pieces under the name Odile Dubon, a reference to contemporary choreography. She worked with Cécile Gonzalez several years ago on the musical show “JAZZ 2 JAZZ”. A relationship of trust and creative friendship has developed between the two when it comes to institutional projects and artistic performances.
The Joseph Brothers
Samuel and Mathieu Joseph grew up in the city of Mangalkhan of Floréal on Mauritius, where they’ve always lived. Completely self-taught, they began to dance when they were young in the streets of the city inspired by hip-hop and circus videos.
In 2005, they were discovered by Mauricien choreographer Stephen Bongarçon when they were respectively 14 and 16 years old.
They integrated their style which was strongly influenced by contemporary dance into the SRDanceet company. They learned the structures of choreography and had the occasion to take courses with foreign choreographers passing through Mauritius.
In 2017, they won the golden medal at the Francophone Games in the Ivory Coast once again, with their piece titled “Di Sel”. The piece pays tribute to a man who works in the salt mines in their country.
Sega tipik, from acoustics to fusion
They said yes
World Class percussionist, the pioneered a new form of Sega known as Sagai and is considered a master of the Ravann. He surprises audiences with his instinctive dance moves, sharp voice, plethora of diverse percussions and rich musical landscape.
Legendary guitarist focused on discourse who researches the simplest ways to connect with any audience; straight to the point universal blues grown in Mauritius and already part of global world music tides thanks to an amazing signature vocal roar.
A modern maloya princess, she blends traditional instruments with modern influences, african rhythms, fresh harmonies and a touch of blues; sings primarily in Reunionese creole; is a powerful performer!
PATYATANN is a creole expression that literally means “We did not expect it”. This word alone summarizes the atypical beginning of the group formed to represent Mauritius in 2012 at the World Event Young Artists in England. It was then selected for the IOMMA and the Musical Prize of the Indian Ocean in 2013 in Reunion. It is between tradition and modernity, a world music fusion tinged with spirituality inspired by the sounds and percussions of the Indian Ocean. Patyatann sings the cultural diversity of this island, its sharing and unity.
A native pride of Le Morne, breathes his self-taught Sega to mesmerizing warmth during performances; soulful!
Amazing talent growing through eco-activism, a lyricist and performer with popular following, the young woman holding a her fort in La Gaulette hits all hearts with her deep musical conscience.
Dense musical exploration as the combo from La Gaulette never cease to challenge their own musicianship for ever enhanced stage exploits. They hold harmony dearly, musically and in life as they are recipients of diversity.
BABANI SOUND SYSTEM
The sounds of the islands are found at the roots of the act and the sonar stems from many foreign cultures envisioning and emanating music; a selector and DJ on the decks with a live artist using Maschine launchpads and acoustic drums; often include surprise guests as co-performers.
Grounded folkloric seggae-reggae, colourful and joyous; they celebrate life and their earth as born of Le Morne.
New kids on the rock, FLASBAK, impress with freshest sound to be born from sega forms for the longest time: Upbeat, groovy, dynamic with occasional beaches of calm composure, this modern intent a very high standard for the youth of the Indian Ocean music scene as we meet the embrace of evolving slangs channeled into a distinct voice backed by definite orchestral research and execution.
Earth From Above
by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Pictures to build awareness around the challenges our planet’s situation and need for a an ecological consciousness towards sustainable living; 10 years in the works for 3 000 flight hours.
MORE FESTIVAL GOODIES
Food court, local and traditional cuisine
Made in le Morne Village
Ephemeral Art Gallery by Wallart
Evan Sohun (artistic godfather of Nou le morne 2018) ∙ Brigitte Aberland ∙ Simon Back ∙ Odette Bombardier ∙ Keivan Cadinouche ∙ Mario Guillot ∙ Chloe Ip ∙ Brian Lamoureux ∙ Patrick Laverdant ∙ Kendy Mangra ∙ Deanna de Marigny ∙ Olivier Vignaud …
ADM space: discover the NGO
an NGO for a shared future
Local Craft Market/Expo with Pop up store : Esafodaz , The Straws, Brabant ,
Jalsa Bamboo, Belline, Judex …