Africa Simply The Best

The three best African dance solos, selected by a jury headed by Serge Aimé Coulibaly, will be touring as from 2020

In 2015, Serge Aimé Coulibaly organised the first Simply The Best, a competition for the best dance solo, which was open to young dancers and choreographers from all over Burkina Faso.

in 2019, this third competition is now open to the whole African continent. Which explains the reference in the new title: Africa Simply The Best. This new step creates a unique meeting place and confrontation between young creatives in their artistic progress, which is already so rich and varied.

1. The competition
 The fifth edition of Africa Simply The Best took place in December 2023 at Ankata, the residency space of Serge Aimé Coulibaly in Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso). The jury, headed by Serge Aimé Coulibaly, chose the three best solos from a preselection of 14.

2. Coaching
The three winners will then be invited for a period of intensive coaching with three choreographers.

3. The tour
As from May 2025, Africa Simply The Best, the three best dance solos from Africa, will go on a tour in Europe.

The laureates of 2023:

Koffi-Kégou Afiadegnigban – La Quatrième
Aziz Zoundi – Chute Perpétuelle
Kadidja Tiemanta – BANBALI 100 fin

Technical rider
Technical rider

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Faso Danse Théâtre
  • Genre: Dance
  • Creation & performance: Zora Snake Zobel - Agathe Djokam - Kevin Charlemagne Kabore

The three best dance solos of Africa


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