In 2002 Bintou Dembélé created her own dance company Rualité (wordplay between the words Street “Rue” and Reality “Réalité”). It is settled in Morangis, in the suburbs of Paris.biography – bintou dembélé
The structure gathers around Bintou Dembélé, artistic director, dancer and choreographer of the company, along with street dancers whom she leads to dialogue with academics and various celebrities brought together by their desire to explore new forms of commitment to performance.
Denis Darzacq, photographer for VU agency, Sylvie Chalaye, anthropologist specialised in colonial representations and historian of the performing arts both collaborated with Rualité. Since its creation, the company produced 6 shows and a documentary called Z.H for “human zoos”, co-directed with Enrico Bartolucci. Mixing a dance with multiple influences, live music, singing. The shows expore the concepts of body memory, identity, in resonnance with History.
Within the company, Bintou Bembélé also trains amateur and professional dancers, organises events, cultural projects, encounters in schools, prisons and universities.
Since 2006, she developped a work of transmission and accompaniment to professionalization in French Guyana where she also organised events such as Block parties (2001-2008) and Le Cercle de l’Ouest (2013-2014).
Her activity as director of Rualité brought her to reflect on access and accessibility
to the arts within the territory, on the spatial dimension of inequalities, on racism and the possibilities of creating projects for social justice. Rualité’s shows are scheduled in France and abroad (recently Swden, Myanmar, Chile, Macedonia, Guyana and Mali).
biography – bintou dembélé