Seke PAMOKÉ
Stage director, dancer & musician

Seke received a creation grant in partnership with the Atelier des Artistes en Exil.

What is your artistic background?

I was born in Kinshasa in 1993. At the age of 12, I started dancing and acting with the Kiti Na Mesa troupe, with whom I performed in 122 shows and several tours for five years. I then joined Les Béjarts theater company, which is a group that raises awareness through theater and cinema, with whom, for seven years, I played in 247 shows and two Congolese and African tours. Then I created a group for dance, music and theater, BISO na BISO, and participated as a percussionist and dancer in the tour of the Coup Fatalproject by Alain Platel. I also worked with the association Africa Projet Danse in Bordeaux and gave dance and percussion lessons. I have been working for two years with the Atelier des Artistes en Exil, where I am currently developing a personal project.

How do you view your profession today?

I feel that I have been an artist since my birth, that I carry this profession and passion in my blood and that, if I die, I will die an artist. It is not a life choice but rather it is the profession that chooses you.

Where do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years?

I am still young and still have a lot to give in the next five to 10 years. I still have 10 great projects to give, to the people of Europe, America and Africa, and I will give the best of myself to complete them.

This interview was conducted in 2021

Photography credit: Julia Grandperret