Project sponsored by JUMP Dance association (Burkna-Faso)

Marion Alzieu

Yacouba Coulibaly, Abdoul Kader Simporé
Alicia Sebia Gomis, Eric Sanou
Charlemagne Kaboré, Daniel Kouala

Music composition
Michael Avron

Association JUMP
Compagnie Ma’
Irène Tassembedo and EDIT Dance School
CDC La Termitière (Ouagadougou- Burkina)
French Institute of Ouagadougou (Burkina)


This project is primarily a desire of dancer and choreographer Marion Alzieu to communicate and create with Burkinabe hip-hop dancers.

Following an encounter with Souleymane Ladji Koné, choreographer and artistic director of JUMP in Ouagadougou, he suggests to Marion that she may want to include in her One Step, One Dream project a dialogue with his company and JUMP’s bboys to lead to a creation.

Bringing them face to face with the realities and the demands of a creation, to develop and refine their status as dancers and to open them up to other forms of dance and new ways to create.

In early 2015, the youth of Burkina Faso remain left to their own devices in a forever growing hunger for new technologies, material goods and acknowledgement.

Resourcefulness remains an asset, and getting bodily involved in this battle becomes vital to seek and… find. Life and dreams are then built a step at a time, hour after hour, day after day.

This creation will question the definition of self, find a goal in the danced gesture and blow up this energy, this turbulence that is so typical of dreams.

Bringing face to face the techniques of hip-hop, contemporary dance and African dance, each dancer looks for a way to channel their dreams, build them with passion and exist through their own bodies and their own knowledge.

How to give what one has, possesses and is, in order to go beyond one’s limits? How to journey together in a momentum of creation and common dream to emerge?

To get through, to push out one’s force and dreams, to push out one’s rage, to push out one’s dance on stage.

To take one’s bag, one’s shoes and to move forward, step by step, towards… one dream!