The CCBdance Project was formed in 2006 by Christian Bambara and Celia Weiss Bambara to promote intercultural understanding and peace through experimental African based contemporary dance. The CCBdance Project aims to address themes of race, travel, translation, love, violence and interculturalism. Since its formation the CCBdance Project has engaged in work that critically addresses the traditional base of West African and Caribbean dance in combination, African contemporary movement as well as with American and European contemporary movement. The company includes the choreography and collaboration of Lacina Coulibaly, Christian Bambara and Celia Weiss Bambara and is directed by Celia Weiss Bambara.
The company's work has been performed in many locations in Chicago as
well as in Connecticut, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Michigan,
Iowa, Jamaica, Trinidad, Haiti, Burkina Faso and the Cote d'Ivoire.
The CCBdance Project has been awarded residencies, grants, or
partnerships by the Puffin Foundation, US Embassy, Abidjan, The Ministry
of Culture, Ivory Coast, Links Hall, Grinnell College, The Chicago
Cultural Center, INSAAC (National Arts University), EDEC (Abidjan), Holy
Family Ministries, University of Illinois, Chicago, Iowa Arts Council,
Gateway Dance Theatre, The City of Chicago, UCIRA, Makeda Thomas Roots
and Wings and Dance and Performance Institute, Metro Arts, BVAR, Haiti
Soleil and the Haitian Consulate in Chicago.