Je Te Souhaites du Bien et Apres        Who Fears Not Death

Je suis entre deux        Inherited Dreams

C'est Lass        Transcendance

Kenbe, Amour, Colère, Folie        La Amitie

Cycles of Violence        Ninga        Ashade

Site Specific Works        Past Work in Repertoire

Screen Dance and Projection


Inherited Dreams #1, 2 and 3 (2013–2015)

Inherited Dreams investigates the spaces of shared experience, including the traces of past events on each individual. These life events and dreams are in dialogue, demonstrating the shared, similar and disparate paths of varyious artists. This work portrays conversation about shared hopes and differing directions, our disconnections and possible unities. It enacts failure but also the joy of inter-cultural dialogue.

Choreography: Celia Weiss Bambara
Dance: Jean-Luc Okou, Lassana Kamagate, Celia Weiss Bambara
Original Music Composition: Aboubakar Bassa Boumou
Costume Design: Souleymane Boumou
Lighting Design: Sam Bapes
Length: 40 minutes

This production has been generously supported by grants from the US Embassy in Abidjan, the Puffin Foundation, the Ministry of Culture, project partners EDEC and the INSAAC (National Arts University) and donations to the CCBdance Project. Technical assistance was provided by the CNAC and a residency at the National Center for Art and Culture.

Inherited Dreams premiered at the National Arts University (INSAAC) in Abidjan and the Afrik Urban Arts Festival (Ivory Coast) in 2013. It has also been shown at Un Pas Vers L'Avant at the Institut Français in Abidjan in 2014, the CNAC in Treichville, Abidjan, and the MASA Festival in Abidjan in 2016.

We are indebted to Kate Arcieri for her support, as well as to Kadhy Boumou, Marie Rose Guiraud, Jenny Mezile, Massidi Adiatou, Ange Aoussou, Souleymane Badolo and Abou Bassa.