Winner of the highly selective and prestigious US State Department Fulbright Scholarship 2018-2019 and The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University fellow 2020-2021, Aguibou Bougobali SANOU is a dancer, performing artist, choreographer, musician, storyteller International Dance Festival Director and dance educator. In 2016, he was a semi-finalist on “Africa’s Got Talent,” and won the Visa pour la creation from the Institut Francais de Paris, Facets Choreographer residency in India.
Born in Burkina Faso and raised in Burkina Faso and Mali, West Africa, Aguibou’s work is a mix of West African Mandingo traditional dances, Brazilian capoeira and theater expressions drawn from his experiences with influential European stage directors. His dance goes beyond the simple beauty of movement, it speaks, questions and disturbs. His dance deconstructs and rebuilds, it balances, touches the heart and soothes souls. Simply stated, his dance Heals. He designed an African dance curriculum at Naugatuck Valley Community College 2018-2019 and created dance program at the civil prison of Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso).
Aguibou Bougobali SANOU is currently a Low Residency MFA student at University of the Arts Philadelphia.