Masterclass in West African Dance Practices
Lacina Coulibaly was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. His professional dance career, deeply rooted in traditional African dances, later merged with contemporary influences to create a uniquely African choreographic expression.In 1995, Lacina created the Cie Kongo Bâ Teria with Souleymane Badolo and Ousseni Sako. One of their Vin Nem (2001) toured the world and won international awards. Vin Nem toured more than 30 cities in Europe in 2002 and throughout the United States in 2004 on the Movement (R)Evolution tour. Coulibaly is a featured artist in the documentary Movement (R)evolution Africa, on the emergent experimental African dance scene. Lacina has toured in Africa, Europe, and the US collaborated and worked with Nora Chipuamire, Kota Yamakazi, Emily Coates, Daria Fain, Wendy Jehlen, Salia ni Seydou, Faso Danse Theatre, Urban Bush Women, etc. He has taught in faculty and worked with universities like Brown University, Yale University, University of Florida, Cornell University, New School, UCLA, Sarah Lawrence College, Barnard College, and so on. Coulibalys unique blend of traditional and modern influences results in dynamic intelligence and artistic processes that intrigue and inspire young artists and audiences. Lacinas choreography often provokes questions about the (dis)integration of the traditional and the contemporary. He is currently on the faculty at Yale University and the director of Compagnie Hakilisigi.
Workshop Information:West African Dance Practices
Join Lacina Coulibaly in a captivating exploration of traditional West African dance forms. This workshop will delve into the underpinnings of these dance forms, including their principles, philosophies, memories, and knowledge. Lacina's teaching and choreography are rooted in his extensive research into the rich history of this art form. Participants will be immersed in his ongoing exploration of Sigini, an innovative approach to dance that revolves around three fundamental principles for conceiving, writing, and sculpting movement. Gain newfound inspiration to create and perform with a heightened appreciation for the beauty and complexity of African dance.
MCC Cornish College of the Arts Dance Studio (View)
1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98109
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Dog Friendly: No|
This event is open to the community and accessibility options are present.