At La Félicité: a performance by Moses Olayinka Akintunde, Iréné Domboué & Nathalie Trovato.

La Félicité hosts the creation and presentation of an original performance. As part of the Montpellier Water Days/Biennial Euro-Africa*, and the Nuit des Ateliers “Africa” edition, three artists are invited by camin aktion and Echo Pilates gather for a creative process.

Letter to my love, Water is a performance bringing together three artists from Nigeria – Moses Olayinka Akintunde, from Burkina-Faso – Irénée Domboué, and from France – Nathalie Trovato, celebrating water through dance, visual art and story telling. An intercultural encounter, an ode to life, to the sacred, to the paths of our lives.

This performance is part of several curatorial proposals developed by camin aktion following a call for projects launched to residents of Ateliers Tropisme on the occasion of the Night of Ateliers “Africa” edition.

On the same evening at 9:00 PM, we will present the in-situ solo performance Soubwéré by Siaka Coulibaly, in front of the Tropisme Workshops.


Moses Olayinka Akintunde, born in Lagos, Nigeria, is an 18-year-old multi-talent. His exceptional artistic gift was spotted at the age of four; already awarded several times, his stage career began at the age of 11, with an international tour of the theatre/dance production Sorry by the German company Monster Truck and the choreographer Segun Adefila, supported by the Goethe-Institut.

Moses excels in dance, percussion, theatrical acting, with strong affinities for the visual arts and modeling. He stands out for its sense of transmission; in the Bariga district of Lagos, he trained a good number of children in dance and percussion.

After collaborations with internationally renowned artists such as Qudus Onikeku, he moved to Montpellier to follow professional training at Epsedanse. Moses is also part of Anne-Marie Porras junior company, NID.


Nathalie Trovato is an artist/designer who has been working at Ateliers Tropisme for two years. After studying languages and art history, she lived abroad for many years and worked in different fields.

Her desire to communicate and to educate, combined with her taste for transforming words into images, lead her to simultaneous visual translation and an intuitive and playful relationship with drawing. Play is an integral part of his artistic practice. Playing on words, shapes, colors or scale, she enjoys using her images on different media.

Her work has been alongside books for a long time, but the need to step out of the frame and change focus has always been very present in her artistic approach.

Nathalie is increasingly interested in possible dialogues between art and architecture; drawing, sculpture, wallpaper or textile prints are all mediums through which she has chosen to express herself.

Irénée Karfazo Domboué, storyteller and professor for Economy, shares bits of African culture, tales from his Burkinabé territory nestled on the borders of Bobo country, over there, in the country of honest men.

Born in Sara, a village in Burkina-Faso, tales rocked his youth. Oral tradition transmitted by his grandfather, first, at nightfall; and later, when he attended the “school of white people”, competing in the evenings between teenagers to tell stories among themselves.

“My constantly renewed pleasure is to share the magic and the power of orality and to be amazed myself by the little lights that I provoke in the eyes of children.
The tale that crosses time, spaces and transcends everyday life, brings people together, women, men, children and gives us a voice of other realities, other imaginations and holds up mirrors to us to reflect the reflections of our lives.
Sources of lessons, complicity and pleasure, they are universal and weave tightly the cultural and social memory of all peoples.”

Irénée Domboué lives and works in Montpellier, where he offers African storytelling performances for all audiences..

The first Euro-Africa Biennale takes place from October 9 to 15, 2023 in Montpellier. A week to discover the cultural, scientific and economic cooperation that exists between our territory and Africa, celebrate today’s African cultures and connect the European and African research and innovation ecosystems.

Photo work session © Nathalie Trovato | Photo Moses Olayinka Akintude © D.R. | Photo Nathalie Trovato © Fanny Combes | Photo Irénée Domboué © D.R.