Serge Aimé Coulibaly

“One of the most engaged choreographers of his generation, Serge Aimé Coulibaly casts a keen and kindly eye on the world, to inform dance that drinks from every spring.”
– La Biennale de la Danse Lyon –

Faso Danse Théâtre was founded in 2002 by Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Throughout his different creations, the Belgian-Burkinabe choreographer explores complex themes with the aim of creating a real positive dynamic.

His inspiration is rooted in African cultures and his art is committed to the need for contemporary, powerful dance, anchored in emotion, but always bearer of reflection and hope. His strong expression makes him universal and finds a hearing in different continents. His works are always created partially in Africa and partially in Europe.

For Serge Aimé Coulibaly, dance is a social commitment. He questions day to day reality and social evolutions and shares this research with his audiences. In his work he examines the interface between personality and involvement, the tension between the individual experiences or wants to say on the one hand and what the commitment to a better world imposes on that individual on the other. On the basis of engagement, he developed a creative process that starts from the duality principle. Every movement that moves through the body triggers an opposite movement. Every form of energy is accompanied by a second form. This brings body and mind into a state in which intuition and urgency take control.

CN D Canal Virtuel: Serge Aimé Coulibaly about his projects “Wakatt” and “Fitry”, with an introduction by Dominique Hervieu, director of Maison de la Danse Lyon
Serge Aimé Coulibaly Online – English – 15 September 2020
Serge Aimé tells more about Wakatt, Fitry and Africa Simply The Best
Serge Aimé Coulibaly receives the ‘prix d’honneur’ from Alain Platel at the award ceremony of The Golden Afro Artistic Awards 2020.


Date Group Production Location Organizer
04-03-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Rotterdam (NL)

Theater Rotterdam

06-03-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Amsterdam (NL)


08-03-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Utrecht (NL)


10-03-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Breda (NL)

Chassé Theater

12-03-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Den Haag (NL)


15-03-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Heerlen (NL)

Parkstad Limburg Theaters

17-03-2022 - 19-03-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Africa Simply The Best Brussels (BE) Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
25-03-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Evry (FR)

Scène nationale de l’Essonne
Dans le cadre des Rencontres Essonne Danse.

29-03-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Evreux (FR)

Le Tangram

01-04-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Maubeuge (FR)

La Manège

14-04-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Hannover (DE)

Staatstheater Hannover – ÖsterTanzTage

10-05-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Leuven (BE)


14-05-2022 - 15-05-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Milano (IT)

Piccolo Teatro di Milano

20-05-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Metz (FR)

Cité musicale – L’Arsenal

24-05-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Kalakuta Republik Klagenfurt (DE)

Klagenfurt Festival

02-06-2022 - 03-06-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Kirina Luxembourg (LU) Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
08-06-2022 - 09-06-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Madrid (ES)

Teatros del Canal

10-06-2022 - 11-06-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Kalakuta Republik Mechelen (BE)

Kunstencentrum Nona – BROEK Festival

12-06-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Aveiro (PT)

Teatro Aveirense

08-07-2022 - 09-07-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Dresden (DE)


05-08-2022 - 14-08-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Fitry Edinburgh (UK)

Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Dance Base

13-09-2022 - 14-09-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Köln (DE)

Tanz Köln

07-10-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Kalakuta Republik Genova (IT)

Fondazione Luzzati – Teatro della Tosse

09-10-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Kalakuta Republik Paris (FR)

Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris

09-10-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Paris (FR)

Philharmonie de Paris – Cité de la musique

16-10-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Ljubljana (SI)

Cankarjev Dom

04-11-2022 - 06-11-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Oslo (NO)

Dansens Hus

11-11-2022 - 12-11-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt New York (US)

NYU Skirball

08-12-2022 - 10-12-2022 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Fitry Hamburg (DE)