Tounkara Soumaila

  • country
  • Mali
  • disciplines
  • dance, choreography
  • languages
  • Bambara, French
  • born on 21.10.1991
  • in Bamako, Mali
  • lives in Paris, France

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Born in 1991 in Bamako, Mali, Soumaila Tounkara is a dancer and choreographer. He studied at the National Institute of Art and the Balla Fasseke Kouyaté Arts and Multimedia Conservatory of Bamako, won the City-Dance Festival and the Hip Hop Mali Battle in Bamako, as well as the Mali Hip-hop Award for best dancer. He teaches dance in the French high school of Bamako. After spending three months at the National Dance Academy of Rome, he moved to France in 2017 and became a member of the agency of artists in exile. He participates in masterclasses at the Atelier de Paris / CNDC, works with the choreographers Thierry Thieû Niang and Bouba Colorz, and leads numerous workshops. He co-founded the group Trio d’Afrique with which he proposed à vous de danser ! , a participatory ball.