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
14-01-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Aveiro (PT)

Teatro Aveirense

18-01-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Kortrijk (BE)

Schouwburg Kortrijk

21-01-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Sankt-Pölten (AT)

Festspielhaus Sankt-Pölten

26-02-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Fitry Freiburg (DE)

Theater Freiburg

28-03-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Kalakuta Republik Ludwigshafen (DE)

Theater im Pfalzbau

06-04-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Vitry-sur-Seine (FR)

Théâtre Jean-Vilar

12-04-2023 - 13-04-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Lorient (FR)

Théâtre de Lorient

25-05-2023 - 26-05-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Strasbourg (FR)

Le Maillon – présenté avec Pôle Sud

17-08-2023 - 18-08-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Berlin (DE)

Tanz im August

01-10-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Basel (CH)


06-10-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Sarajevo (BA)

MESS International Theatre Festival

10-10-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly Wakatt Belgrade (RS)


13-10-2023 - 14-10-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Roma (IT)

Festival RomaEuropa
Italian Première

21-10-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Charleroi (BE)

Charleroi danse
Belgian première

23-11-2023 - 24-11-2023 Serge Aimé Coulibaly C la vie Luxembourg (LU)

Les Théâtres de la ville de Luxembourg