Dialogue De Corps Festival, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso December 2011

Posted: March 1, 2012 in Burkina Faso, Contemporary Dance, Dialogue De Corps Festival, Video Traces
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Olivier Tarpaga attended Dialogue De Corps Festival at the Center for Choreographic Development (CDC La Termitiere) in December 2012. It was a scaled down festival this year primarily featuring West African choreographers as well as works-in-progress. This video highlights short excerpts from the festival with highlights from Senegalese choreographer Fatou Cisse and Burkinabe Choreographer Serge Aime Coulibaly/Faso Danse Theatre.  This video is dedicated to Djeneba Kone who was killed in a car accident in Mali immediately following this performance. You can hear her amazing voice at the end of this video, as she was an important voice in Faso Danse Theatre’s new work.  Dialogue De Corps is directed and founded by Salia Sanou and Seydou Boro.  The CDC continues to be a hotbed for the training and research of contemporary dance and we look forward to next year’s festival in December 2012.



  1. xavierreillo says:

    I absolutely love the information you pulled out of dance in Africa. I am striving to do the same. Although I do not speak french I have been able to find some amazing dance while on this year I have been in Africa. (6 months left to make it to SA by land) I would love to be in contact with you and have you as a reference point for my own research. Thank you.

  2. xavierreillo says:

    Reblogged this on Xavier Finds Dance and commented:
    This article is GREAT

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