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).