Aguibou Bougobali SANOU | Choreographer, Festival Director | Waterbury | Art Jobs
Country: United States
City: Waterbury
Industry: Arts & Culture
Professional Title: Choreographer, Festival Director
Specialties: Contemporary African Art

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Winner of the highly selective and prestigious US State Department Scholarship Fulbright, Semi-finalist of ‘Africa’s Got Talent’ in 2016, dancer and choreographer Aguibou Bougobali Sanou (known as ‘Bougobali’) hails from Burkina Faso, West Africa. He trained with choreographers and theatre directors such as Salia Sanou, Carolyn Carlson, Thierry de Mey, Luca Fusi GM, Régine Chopinot Alexandre de la Caffinière and has won several choreographic awards, including the Bronze Medalist of the Francophone Games Nice - France 2013, 2nd prize of SNC 2012, and Delphic Laurel Medal in South Korea in 2009. Aguibou Bougobali Sanou’s work is a mix of West African Mandingo traditional dances, Brazilian capoeira and theater expressions drawn from his work with influential European stage directors. His training in sacred and profane African traditional dance in his native country combines with other forms of expression to create a unique theatrical statement. His work starts with a warm up which allows for a full body awareness and stimulation of the body's energy using African and/or capoeira music and song. After sharing traditional dance movement, he leads students to the creation of exciting phrases and exploration of African-based movement of their own. Aguibou created a dance program in a prison in Burkina Faso and worked with more than 70 prisoners in order to help to reenter the society. In the past ten years, Bougobali has developed a dynamic performance and teaching presence which has led him to work assignments in Mexico, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Morocco, France, France, and the United States