Lacina Coulibaly

Lacina Coulibaly

 

His professional dance career, deeply rooted in African traditional dances, later merged with European contemporary influences to create a uniquely African choreographic expression. In 1995, he created the award-winning Cie Kongo Bâ Teria with Souleymane Badolo and Ousseni Sako, which toured extensively in Europe and the U.S. He has also danced and choreographed with several international dance companies (Salia ni Seydou, Faso Danse Theatre, TchéTché, Urban Bush Women), and collaborated artistically with such artists as Emily Coates, Amy Sullivan, Wendy Jehlen, Kota Yamakazi, and Seydou Coulibaly. He also served as Associate Choreographer to the project Engagement Feminin( a training program designed to encourage female dances in Africa), initiated by the August-Bienvenue Cie, and he is currently Artistic Director of Compagnie Artistique Hakili Sigi. As an experienced educator and teacher, he has taught at numerous universities such as Brown University, New School, Sarah Lawrence College, Florida University, Barnard College,CDC and so on. He is currently on faculty at Yale University and Artistic Associate at Yale Dance Lab.