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Filmed in Congo Brazzaville, this dance film allows us to discover the screendance work created by artists on the African continent, often painfully absent from the international circuit.


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Direction Boris Ganga Bouetoumoussa & Aliénor Vallet
Congo – France

Filmed in Congo Brazzaville, this dance film allows us to discover the screendance work created by artists on the African continent, often painfully absent from the international circuit. The message, however, remains pessimistic in regards to the state of the artists' country and turns to the future for creative inspiration as witnessed by the dancers of the film. An intense film that deserves to be viewed.

Source : Festival international de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne



Direction Boris Ganga Bouetoumoussa & Aliénor Vallet

Editing Aliénor Vallet

Choreography Boris Ganga Bouetoumoussa


Updating : October 2013

Ganga Bouetoumoussa, Boris

Boris GANGA BOUETOUMOUSSA, choreographer, dancer-performer and Artistic Director of the Bô Zu dia Katiopa Company, born on 3 August 1973, in Linzolo in the Republic of Congo, began his artistic career at the age of 14 in the Ballet Génie militaire. In 2001, he founded the Zu dia Katiopa Group, which went on to become the Bô Zu dia Katiopa Company in 2006. He also co-founded the Ngoma za Kongo and Diba Danse companies (in the DRC) and the musical group Biya Loukoyi.


In 2005, he took part in the 6th course at Germaine Acogny’s Ecole des sables Jant-Bi in Senegal (Egide educational grant), in the 7th course in 2007 (UNESCO grant) and in the 9th course in 2009 (AMA grant). In 2008, he obtained a grant from the French Ministry for Culture for a 3-month contemporary dance training programme at the Centre national de la danse (National Centre for Dance). At the end of 2009, he took part in a choreographic writing workshop initiated by CulturesFrance.


Since 1997, he has been called upon as a choreographer and has created several works: Désordre with the Rocado Zulu théâtre troupe in 1997-1998, Makenga (Souffrance - Suffering) with the Diba Danse Company from the Ecurie Maloba in the DRC in 1999, Tiya (Le feu - Fire) with the Ngoma za Kongo Company (winner of the 4th Jeux de la Francophonie in 2001), Point d’interrogation with the National Ballet of Chad in 2004. He also choreographs for theatre plays: “La Rue des mouches”, “Monologue d’or and Noce d’argent”, “Une chouette petite vie bien osée” by Sony Labou Tansi; Les jupes scellées and L’oseille à pépin by Maurice Dibingue; as well as Quai ouest by Bernard Marie Koltes. With his company, he choreographed a first creation in 2003, entitled Obstacles, then Tatamana (Perseverance) in 2004 and a Yuma project (Diable sec – Dry devil) in 2005. He created a trio version of Confusion cérébrale in 2006, which became a quartet in 2007, and a solo Bitini Bitini (Secteur par secteur - Sector by sector), in partnership with the French videomaker Aliénor Vallet. For the 4th edition of the Festival Mantsina sur Scène in Brazzaville, he adapted Dieudonné Niangouna’s Intérieur-Extérieur, giving it a fresh perspective with the director Alain Gintzburger. In 2007, he began working on a Yuma (Conflits - Conflicts) recreation project in partnership with the director Eva Doumbia and was involved in the documentary “Bô, l’empreinte du rythme”, made by Aliénor Vallet, and which presents his portrait. Boris Ganga was an Associate Artist for the 5th edition of the Festival Mantsina, where he presented a Carte blanche Ti mpeve with 2 M’fundu (Procès - Judgement) projects and Qu’est-ce que c’est que c’est, a Pas d’embrouille creation and choreographed Dieudonné Niangouna’s Vilaine project. In 2008, he initiated his Il ou Elle creation, which led to 15 performances at TARMAC at La Villette, Paris, in 2009 and to a dance video “Mpeve Ya Nzadi (L’esprit du fleuve - River Spirit)”. Following on from a duo creation project with a French dancer, DES PEAUX session, at the CND (the National Centre for Dance), he signed his new creation Port du casque obligatoire at the beginning of 2010.


He has trained the dancers in his group since the end of 2001 and the dancers of his company and also runs regular training programmes for dancers in Brazzaville. Between 2003 and 2006, he was a trainer and co-director of the Choreographic Research Workshops in the French Cultural Centre in Brazzaville, under the pedagogical direction of Paco Décina. In 2009, he led a course at the Nyata-Nyata Studio in Montreal. He is currently working on implementing a regular pedagogical programme for dancers of the National Ballet.