Bintou Dembelé


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Recognized as one of the pioneers of hip-hop in France, Bintou Dembelé began dancing in 1985. She is co-founder of the companies Ykanji and Ladyside, she has also performed within Aktual Force or at the Théâtre contemporain de la danse in Paris before founding Rulité in 2002, a structure with which she has given life to shows such as L'Assise (2004), LOL (2008), Mon appart' en dit long (2010), Z.H. (2014), S/T/R/A/T/E/S – Quartet (2016), Le Syndrome de l'initié.e (2018), presented in France and worldwide. She has developed collaborations with academics such as Noémie N'Diaye, a professor in the English literature department of the University of Chicago, or Isabelle Launay, a university professor in the dance department of the University of Paris VIII. In 2019, she joined the Paris Opera where she choreographed Les Indes galantes, an opera-ballet staged by Clément Cogitore and directed by Léonardo García Alarcón. In 2020 she is among the 10 international artists invited to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Centre Pompidou-Metz. Artist associated with the Ateliers Médicis, in 2021 she is an invited artist at Villa Medicis - French Academy in Rome and at Villa Albertine in Chicago. In 2022 she received the SACD Choreography Prize.