Dance -  90'

For Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Burkinabe choreographer located in Brussels, dance is a social commitment. Through a powerful and universal language he questions the world and shares his reflections with an international audience. If his inspiration is rooted in Africa, his influences are many. Additionally, each creative episode takes place in Africa as well as in Europe.

Contemporary and anchored in emotion, Serge Aimé Coulibaly’s dancing is always hopeful. It’s through this prism that he touches on complex themes which he fills with positive energy.

After having investigated a popular uprising (Nuit Blanche à Ouagadougou), after having explored what a commitment for a better world requires from the individual (Kalakuta Republik), after having scrutinized our disdainful gaze on the history of migratory peoples through a few West African origin myths (Kirina), WAKATT questions the “fear of the other” that is so prevalent in the present day.

In this project Serge Aimé Coulibaly wonders about the nature of humankind, his “natural instinct.” Are we violent by default? Do we spontaneously reject those who we do not know? Or it is just manipulation of the masses that we can counter?

At a time when walls are being built between different peoples, when nationalisms thrive on the rejection of the other, WAKATT incites to resistance and openness  towards a common and generous future.


"People are sometimes afraid of things that may never happen. We convince ourselves of all kinds of things. Due to the projection of our fears, we sometimes live more in a film than in reality" WAKATT: the past, present, and future of choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly, dans BRUZZ

Read the press review realized during the performances in Brussels, Théâtre Nationnal Wallonie-Bruxelles.


  • Director 
    Serge Aimé Coulibaly 

    Music composition & direction 
    Magic Malik 

    Creation & Performance 
    Marion Alzieu 
    Bibata Maiga 
    Jean-Robert Koudogbo Kiki 
    Antonia Naouele 
    Adonis Nebie 
    Jolie Ngemi 
    Sayouba Sigué 
    Zora Snake 
    Ahmed Soura 
    Marco Labellarte 

    Magic Malik Orchestra :
    Magic Malik
    Maxime Zampieri
    Jean-Luc Lehr

    Magic Malik

    Maxime Zampieri 

    Jean-Luc Lehr 

    Sara Vanderieck 

    Choregraphy assistance 
    Sayouba Sigué 

    Scenography & costumes 
    Catherine Cosme 

    Technical Director
    Joris De BolleArtistic advice
    Thomas Prédour 

  • Light design 
    Giacinto Caponio 

    Stage manager 
    Matisse De Groote 

    Sound operator 
    Ralph M’Fah-Traoré 

    Light operator 
    Hermann Coulibaly 

    Artistic assistant
    Hanna El Fakir 

    Production director 
    Sandra Diris 

    Company Manager Faso Danse Théâtre 
    Lies Martens 

    Faso Danse Théâtre 
    Sandra Diris 

    Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

    Faso Danse Théâtre & Münchner Kammerspiele 

    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), La Biennale de la Danse Lyon (FR), Ruhrtriennale (DE), deSingel Antwerpen (BE), Kampnagel Hamburg (DE), Tanzhaus Düsseldorf (DE)

    Frans Brood Productions 

    With the support of 
    Ankata (Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso), Dreamcity Tunis 

    With help from
    La communauté Flamande, La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Le Tax Shelter Belgique 
    Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK co-production support for dance, sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media of Germany.