The CCBdance Project was formed in 2006 by Christian Bambara and Celia Weiss Bambara to promote inter-cultural understanding and peace through experimental African-based contemporary dance. The CCBdance Project aims to address themes of race, travel, translation, love, violence and inter-culturalism. Since its formation, the CCBdance Project has engaged in work that critically addresses the traditional base of West African and Caribbean dance in combination with African, 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 France, Germany, Jamaica, Trinidad, Haiti, Burkina Faso,
Mali, Senegal, the Ivory Coast, North Carolina, Connecticut, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Michigan and Iowa.
The CCBdance Project has been awarded residencies, grants or partnerships by the Ecole Des Sables, Donko Seko, TanzArt,
the University of North Carolina–Asheville, the Puffin Foundation, the US Embassy in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast Ministry
of Culture, Links Hall, Grinnell College, the Chicago Cultural Center, CNAC (National Theater Center, Abidjan, Ivory
Coast), INSAAC (National Arts University, Abidjan), EDEC (Abidjan), Holy Family Ministries, the University of Illinois
at Chicago, the Iowa Arts Council, Gateway Dance Theatre, the City of Chicago, UCIRA, Makeda Thomas Roots and Wings
Dance and Performance Institute, Metro Arts, BVAR, Haiti Soleil and the Haitian Consulate in Chicago.