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 audience. In his work he examines the interface between personality and involvement,
the tension between what 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 his 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
12-01-2021 - 16-01-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Brussel (BE)

Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

21-01-2021 - 24-01-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Hamburg (DE)


03-02-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Leuven (BE) STUK Huis voor Dans


04-02-2021 - 06-02-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Antwerpen (BE) deSingel


10-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Den Haag (NL)

Zuiderstrand Theater

11-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Rotterdam (NL)

Theater Rotterdam

14-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Amsterdam (NL)

ITA – Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

15-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Heerlen (NL)

Parkstad Limburg Theaters

16-03-2021 - 20-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Africa Simply The Best Brussel (BE)

Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

17-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Utrecht (NL)

Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

18-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Breda (NL)

Chassé Theater

20-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Fitry Brussel (BE) Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles


23-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Kalakuta Republik Corbeil-Essonnes (FR)

Théâtre de Corbeil-Essonnes

27-03-2021 - 28-03-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Bologna (IT)

Emilia Romagna Teatro

02-04-2021 - 03-04-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt New York (US)

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

09-04-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Sankt Pölten (AT)

Festspielhaus St. Pölten

21-04-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Africa Simply The Best Maasmechelen (BE)

CC Maasmechelen

30-04-2021 - 30-04-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Africa Simply The Best Tienen (BE)

CC De Kruisboog

13-05-2021 - 14-05-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt München (DE)

Dance 2021

13-05-2021 - 14-05-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Fitry München (DE)

DANCE 21 – Online Stream

10-06-2021 - 11-06-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Lyon (FR)

La Biennale de la Danse Lyon

17-06-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Fitry Banska Bystrica (SK)

International Dance Festival Dni Tanca

07-07-2021 - 08-07-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Luxembourg (LU) Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
22-07-2021 - 23-07-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Barcelona (ES)

GREC – Festival de Barcelona

21-08-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Fitry Marche en Famenne (BE)

Maison de la Culture Famenne-Ardenne
dans le cadre du Festival Ouvertures du Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

22-09-2021 - 25-09-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Hamburg (DE)


29-09-2021 - 30-09-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Athens (GR)

Athens Epidaurus Festival

15-10-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Fitry Bruxelles (BE)

Objectif Danse 10 – WBTD
à La Raffinerie

05-11-2021 - 07-11-2021 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Oslo (NO)

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