Un pas de côté
Un pas de côté
UN PAS DE CÔTE
Choreography Salia Sanou and Seydou Boro
Music Jean-Pierre Drouet
How does a musician feel the dance in his very flesh? How do you construct a work that does away with the traditionnal dance/music and sound/movement boundaries? Is not the musician a dancer, with each note matching a body prt that is affected , or stirred ? Is the dancer not a musician in his use of movement and rythm? This approach, with its blurring of artistic boundaries and domains, has something captiving about it. in a single performance space it presents artists from different cultures and with different life experiences, not as an exploration of difference but with a view to understanding and exploiting our shared assets.
Source : Press Book - Biennale 2006
Chorégraphie Salia Sanou et Seydou Boro Musique Jean-Pierre Drouet
Danseurs Salia Sanou, Seydou Boro, Ousséni Sako, Ahmed Khémis, Bénédicth Sene Musiciens Jean-Pierre Drouet, Michel Maurer, Pierre-Simon Chevry, Eric Lamberger, Alain Tressallet, Dramane Diabaté
Direction musicale Philippe Nahon Scénographie Claudine Brahem Lumières Eric Da Greça Neves Son Xavier Bordelais
Video direction : Charles Picq
Production : Biennale de la Danse
Updating : March 2012
1992 Introduced to Bobo rituals and traditions, he was trained for african dance with Drissa Sanon, Alasane Congo, Irène Tassembedo and Germaine Acogny, Salia Sanou met Seydou Boro at l’Union Nationale des Ensembles Dramatiques de Ouagadougou.
In 1993, Salia Sanou is 24 years old when he met Mathilde Monnier and reconnected with Seydou Boro at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier. The creations «Pour Antigone», «Nuit», «Arrêtez, arrêtons, arrête», «Les lieux de là», «Allitérations» followed. At the same time, Salia sanou choregraph « L’héritage ».
Building on this success and their joint path within the Mathilde Monnier’s dance company, Salia Sanou and Seydou Boro decided to explore together a contemporary African dance, far from exotic and folkloric stereotypes. In 1995, they founded the company Salia nï Seydou and created their very first show «Le siècle des fous», then «Fignito, l’oeil troué» (1997) and «Taagalà, le voyageur» (2000). Next year, Salia sanou is invited by the company Tumbuka Dance of the Mozambique National Ballet as a guest choreographer for the show «Kupupura». Surrounded by Seydou Boro and Ousséni Sako, he choregraphs «Weeleni, l’appel» (2002), one of the most intimist creation of the company.
2001-2006 Salia Sanou is the artistic director for the Rencontres Chorégraphiques de l’Afrique et de l’Océan indien. With Seydou Boro, they invited the multi-talented French instrumentalist and composer Jean-Pierre Drouet to join them in a first-time collaboration with the instrumental ensemble Ars Nova, and created together «Un Pas de Côté» (2006).
In 2006, Salia Sanou and Seydou Boro founded and directed the Centre de Développement Chorégraphique La Termitière in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
In 2011 Salia Sanou and Seydou Boro leave each other, each in his way, but still managing together the artistic direction of la Termitière, in Ouagadougou. Fifteen years on from their first creation, they established on the international artistic scene a contemporary, singular and profound writing. He created « Au-delà des frontières » (2012), « Doubaley or the mirror » (2013), « Clamor of the arena » (2014) and « Desire for horizons » (2016).
Source : Salia Sanou 's website