Through words and music, Nina Simone by David Lescot and Ludmilla Dabo.
“My skin is black”. Because she was black, her dream of becoming a classical music soloist never came true. Nina Simone will never forget such humiliation. For the portrait of the singer he will present - which is a double one, as it is also the portrait of the actress Ludmilla Dabo - David Lescot did not want a piano on stage. He will be playing only guitar. And Ludmilla Dabo’s presence and voice. They will share with the audience a sung portrait. A vibrant and fair evocation where the figures of the singer and of the actress overlap; where Nina Simone’s troubled destiny, melancholy, fighting spirit and her commitment to civil rights remind us how personal stories, details and anecdotes meet universal history. We will also discover Ludmilla Dabo’s passion for jazz and soul through one of the greatest masters of these styles of music.
Hugues Le Tanneur
text & direction David Lescot company Cie du Kaïros
with Ludmilla Dabo & David Lescot