Bintou Dembélé
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Bintou Dembélé

Artist in Arts du spectacle Residence

Discover Bintou Dembélé, a French dancer and choreographer recognized as one of the pioneers of hip-hop dance in France. A friendly exchange in which she talks about her encounter with Antre Peaux and her relationship with the artistic scene.

Website of Bintou Dembélé : http://bintoudembele.com

Bintou Dembélé is a choreographer and dancer who defines herself as “originating from hip-hop”. It’s through this street culture and image that she invented her own singular language ever since her beginning in France (1985). She then dances within the group Aktuel Force, of the Mouv’ collective (that becomes Ykanji) in the Théâtre contemporain de la Danse (Contemporary Dance Theater) in Paris, for the Käfig company and MC Solaar, among others.

In 2002, she creates her company called Rualité (wordplay between Rue (Street) and Réalité (Reality)) and develops her choreographic approach. Through her most recent pieces, she notably addresses the colonial fact, the notion of ritual and the maroons (Mon appart' en dit long, Z.H., S/T/R/A/T/E/S - Quartet). 

). She collaborates regularly with other artists, such as Grands Corps Malade, Sophiatou Kossoko and Clément Cogitore, and with researchers like Sylvie Chalaye. The Rualité shows are programmed in France and internationally (recently in Sweden, Chile, and Macedonia).

Bintou Dembélé has formed numerous dancers, male and female, through cultural projects and support to professionalization in French Guyana, over the past twelve years or so, as well as more recently in Burma and Mali. 

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Introduction

Nadir

Concerts / Shows

Pedagogy's space

Haïdouc

Multi-medias Arts

Infoshop

Resource Area

UrsuLaB

Biolab

Transpalette

Art center

Houlocène

Studio Corps

Usina-son

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AntreLab

FabLab

Friche Antre Peaux

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