Soa Ratsifandrihana


Portrait of Soa Ratsifandrihana

In 2024, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting choreographer Soa Ratsifandrihana for her next creation Fampitaha, fampita, fampitàna.

Soa Ratsifandrihana is a Franco-Malagasy dancer and choreographer based in Brussels. After studying at the CNSMD in Paris, Soa worked with James Thierrée, Salia Sanou and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. In October 2021, she presented her first solo in Brussels entitled g r oo v e. The show has been performed over forty times and continues to tour in Europe. At the same time, Soa is working on a diptych in which she tells a story she would have liked to hear as a child. This story will take the form of a radio creation Ce n'est pas moi qui mens, ce sont les anciens and a show entitled Fampitaha, fampita, fampitàna. Following on from her first solo, she explores the possible entanglements between different media, from radio storytelling to choreographic and musical composition. Her practice reminds us that our bodies, like our words, are bearers of stories, and that however we communicate them, they must be told. Soa is an associate artist of Kaaitheater from 2023 to 2025.

Photo: © Lara Gasparotto