Bertrand Saky Tchébé CI
Dancer, choreographer and percussionist, Bertrand Saky Tchébé was born in Yopougon. He was at first a dancer with the National Ballet of Cote d’Ivoire starting from 1993, he was later member and toured in western Africa with the Company AfriKa Bikonda, managed by Cameroonian director Jean-Jacques Yem aka Nlomkop Dikoa starting from 1996. He is the choreographer of the Company Sparks since 1997, then he became a member of the Company 1er Temps of Andreya Ouamba (prize-winner of the Rencontres chorégraphiques in Paris) from 2003 to 2004. He has deepened his knowledge in traditional and contemporary dances of Africa and Europe at the Ecole des Sables, Toubab Dialaw, Senegal. He is a member of the Company Jant-bi and tours all over the world with its creations Waxtaan and Fagaala since 2004. In 2011, he joined the CND (Center National de Danse de Paris) to attend the training courses for the state diploma of professor of dance, within the framework of the convention between the Ecole des Sables and the CND. He lives and works in Dakar and teaches regularly at the Ecole des Sables.
With the Company Premier Temps, he participated as a professor in the dance workshop organized by the Festival KaayFecc in Dakar and he danced in Sale, Morocco during the Karacena festival. In his journey through dance, he collaborated with various choreographers such as Susanne Linke (Le Coq est mort), Kota Yamazaki (Fagaala) and Patrick Acogny (Waxtaan). He participated in the performance The scales of the memory, a collaboration creation between Germaine Acogny and Jawole Willa jo Zollar, founder of the Company Urban Bush Women. In 2005, he met Pierre Doussaint (Les Acharnés, Apparitions and Les Naufrageurs) and in 2010, meeting Laurent Gachet, the former manager of the company Fratellini (Danse avec les Fous, Le délicieux vertige d’une page blanche) and Jean-Yves Penafiel (Metamorphoses de Madame M.).