- CCN-Ballet de Lorraine
- Centre Chorégraphique National
- Practical information
The ON DANSE workshops and courses allow students to physically explore the universe of the artists workin with the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine. They are open to amateur and advanced dancers alike, 16 years and older.
Rates: full rate: 40€ / reduced rate*: 25€
Informations et réservations auprès de la billetterie : firstname.lastname@example.org / T. 03 83 85 69 08
“Cradled since childhood by the rhythms and songs of my native region in the Ivory Coast, as a young teen of 14, I left my family home and began to encounter urban and traditional dances. I earned a CAP as an autobody mechanic, which allowed me to at least earn a sort of living.
However at the age of 22 I decided to go for it, to become a dancer, then to be a choreographer. My childhood dream, to become a doctor did not happen, but I retain a connection to this vocation in that I hope to contribute to the community by healing others. Dance is for me not only a formidable social tool, but also an art form which I chose for its ability to create joy in the body and the soul, its potential for revealing the inexpressible and freeing the body from constraints.
From 2004 to 2011, I began dancing professionally, with, among others Cie Klozai, Cie Djiguiya, Cie Georges Momboye, and Kamel Ouali for the Panaf 2009 in Algiers. During this time, already interested in communication and teaching, I trained nearly 300 dancers from the Cebafrica troupe in the Ivory Coast.
I continued working on my own research and founded my company, Jasp, in 2008, which toured to many different countries in Africa: Ivory Coast, Bénin, Burkina Faso, Algeria and France. I met a number of important artists, notably Mathilde Monnier, Salia Sanou and Seydou Boro in 2004 at the Dialogues of Bodies Festival. I was also influenced by the pedagogy of Pierre Doussaint and Koffi Koko with whom I studied intensively the dances of Bénin when I was exiled there from 2011- 2013. Living in France since 2013, I danced with various artists, among them: Bernardo Montet, O’ More, Alfred Alerte (2017), and Christiane Emmanuelle (2021). When they came to Strasbourg, I continued working with artists such as Steven Cohen (performance), Sylvain Huc (contemporary dance) and Sherwood Chen (Bodyweather).”
Abdoulaye Trésor Konaté