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 competition will take place from 7 to 11 May 2019 in Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso). The jury, headed by Serge Aimé Coulibaly, choose the three best solos from a preselection of 14.
The three laureats are Zora Snake Zobel, Agathe Djokam and Kevin Charlemagne Kabore
The three winners will then be invited in December 2019 for a period of intensive coaching with three choreographers.
3. The tour
As from September 2020, Africa Simply The Best, the three best dance solos from Africa, will go on a world tour. The show will be available until the end of 2021.
The laureates of 2019:
Zora Snake (Kameroen) – Le Départ
Agathe Djokam (Kameroen) – À qui le tour
Charlemagne Kevin Kaboré (Burkina Faso) – Corps en mutation
Coproduction: Théâtre National Wallonie Bruxelles (BE), Tropiques Atrium – Scène nationale de Martinique (FR), Maison de la Danse Lyon (FR)
Faso Danse ThéâtreSerge Aimé Coulibaly
- Genre: Dance
- Performance period: until June '21
- Creation & performance: Zora Snake Zobel - Agathe Djokam - Kevin Charlemagne Kabore
- Artistic assistance: Serge Aimé Coulibaly