Storytelling, A Source of Inspiration for Awareness-Raising Theatres in Burkina Faso (English Version)
Keywords:Tradition Orale, Conte, Théâtre, Spectacle de Sensibilisation, Transformation Créative
This article aims to build a bridge between storytelling and drama. More specifically, it analyzes the way in which the creators of awareness-raising theatres go about scripting certain contents of the oral tradition, in this case storytelling. Through this study, the aim is to explain how traditional storytelling is used as an inspiring material in theatrical creation. From the analysis of specific cases of shows entitled "Oyo: Force and Resistance" and "The King's Elephant", subjected to an intertextual analysis, we arrive at the conclusion that storytelling and awareness-raising theatre are two arts that have in common their intention to change society, on the one hand, and that the transition from traditional to scripted performance is the result of a process of creative transformation and artistic innovation, moreover.