Compagnie Artistique Hakilisi Sigi

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Lacina Coulibaly was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. His professional dance career, deeply rooted in traditional dance, later merged with contemporary influences to create a uniquely choreographic expression. Lacina began his studies of contemporary conception with the choreographer Lassann Congo ( studied at the acclaimed Mudras-Afrique, Senegal). In 1995, Lacina created the Cie Kongo Bâ Teria with Souleymane Badolo and Ousseni Sako. Their creations, Frères sans stèles (1999), Vin Nem (2001) et Hydou Bye (2004) toured the world and won international awards, including the award of 3rd place at SANGA, les Rencontres Choréographiques for Vin Nem (2001) which toured more than 30 cities in Europe and throughout the US on the Movement (R)Evolution tour. The documentary film Movement (R)Evolution Africa (2007), available from Documentary Educational Resources (der.org). He has danced with other international dance companies, such as Salia ni Seydou, Faso Danse Theatre, and Urban Bush Woman. He has conducted major residencies in American universities, UF 2010/’12, Brown University 2015, performance projects at SLC 2016, and Barnard College 2018. He also set a piece for Memphis Ballet in collaboration with Emily Coates. In Dec 2019 he created a performance for the opening ceremony of the festival Dialogue de Corps and presented his work “Sen Koro la”, an evocation of the sacrality of the Mask.
His unique blend of traditional and modern influences results in dynamic intellectual and artistic processes that intrigue and inspire young artists, and audiences. He also set Sigini an analytical approach that emerged from learning, practicing and studying Dance in African and particularly in the West. A pedagogical approach that establishes three principles to design, sculpture, write movement through dance. He is currently guest lecturer at Yale University and Sarah Lawrence College.