Kounfetaga means wandering in the Bambara, Dioula and Mandinka languages. Based on a simple question, What is the worst thing that ever happened to you?, the choreographer draws on his personal experience of grief – the passing of his child – and embodies it in a choreographic piece.
Kounfetaga is a choreographed reflection on the human spirit and the strength it takes to get through the hardest moments in our lives.
Aguibou Bougobali SANOU was the Fulbright artist in residency at Naugatuck Valley Community College where he taught history and appreciation of world dance as well African contemporary dance. He developed the African Dances Curriculum at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Connecticut. Beside dance Aguibou is a storyteller and works with kids. Aguibou Bougobali SANOU founded a dance program in his native city’s civil prison where he helps youth detainees to re-enter the society.
In the past 10 years, Aguibou has taught and performed in 38 countries in 4 continents.