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.

Faso Danse Théâtre is inextricably linked to ANKATA, a unique centre for choreographic creation in Burkina Faso. In this video, Serge Aimé Coulibaly tells us more about ANKATA and its projects.

Read more about ANKATA here:


Date Group Production Location Organizer
13-02-2024 - 14-02-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie München (DE)

Münchner Kammerspiele

16-02-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Montbéliard (FR)

MA Scène Nationale 

20-02-2024 - 23-02-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Brussels (BE)

KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg

14-05-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Echirolles (FR)

La Rampe – La Ponatière

12-06-2024 - 13-06-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Athens (GR) Athens & Epidaurus Festival
29-08-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Göteborg Göteborg Dance & Theatre Festival
01-09-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Tournai (BE) Les Rencontres Inattendues
01-10-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Utrecht (NL) Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
10-10-2024 - 10-10-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Den Haag


16-10-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Rotterdam (NL) Theater Rotterdam
18-10-2024 - 19-10-2024 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Antwerpen (BE) DESINGEL