Tidiani N’Diaye – dancer
After training for four years at a dance centre in Bamako under the direction of Haitian choreographer Kettly Noël, Tidiani N’Diaye won First Prize in 2009 at the Bal des Donkelaw, organised by the Institut Français in Bamako and Donko Seko, for his dance piece Être différent. He joined the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d’Angers under the direction of Emmanuelle Huynh in 2011 and was awarded a graduate diploma as a professional dancer and a degree in Theatre Studies from Université Paris VIII in 2013. In September 2013 he took up the ex.e.r.ce MA programme at the Centre National Chorégraphique de Montpellier under the direction of Mathilde Monnier, graduating in 2015. Since 2010 he has carried out projects combining dance and digital arts. In 2010 he created Copier Coller (a multimedia resource and artistic creation centre) in Bamako, and then Cie Copier Coller in 2013 in Angers (France). Tidiani has danced in such shows as Cie Gilles Jobin’s Le Chaînon Manquant – The Missing Link, VR_I and Magic Window, Cie Blonba’s Alla te Sunogo (France/Mali) and Cie Dagada’s Grenzland (Germany).