Since its installation in Languedoc-Roussillon and the creation of the company perpetual movements in Montpellier in 2010, the choreographer Salia Sanou is constantly developsing projects. Step by step, they establish, support and consolidate his artistic line : Always develop a choreographic writing to better understand the complexity of our contemporary world.

“Desire for horizons”, will run from the 29th of June until the 1st of July at the Théâtre de Chaillot, in Paris. A new show drawing from workshops conducts in Burundi and Burkina Faso, with the support of the African Artists for Development Fund.

Montpellier and Languedoc-Roussillon : a place to be anchored to. The financial support of the State and the Region Languedoc-Roussillon has allowed a strong inclusion of his work in the territory.

Associate Artist at the Theatre of Narbonne (2011-2014), Salia Sanou will maintain an ongoing dialogue with production and artistic diffusion partners, as Montpellier Dance.

From a creation to another, the company maintains and develops a significant presence within the territory.

The three latest creations by Salia Sanou have appeared in the departments of Aude, Herault and Lozère.

Large shapes (“Beyond borders”, “Clamor of the arena” or coming from “Desire for horizons”), projects (“Scope of the body”, “Sweet France”) performative creations combining public (“Princess street memories”) or duo, as “Doubaley the mirror”.

In the course of his creations, he is committed to share with the audience the sources of his choregraphic writing.

With his choreographic ballads, proposed in 2016 and 2017, Salia Sanou questions forms of representation. To meet the public in order to reach out to a wider audience, which does not usually visit performance venues. To explore locations far away from the city. Meet a wider audience to discover the streets with the power of dance, meeting. Meaning of party and trance. Where art comes to the other and associates it in a festive shape.


An artistic line, always sustained by a humanity from shore to shore. Between the Languedoc-Roussillon, the company Mouvements Perpétuels and the town of Ouagadougou and the Termitière, a centre of choreographic development. First of its kind in Africa. A true springboard for young dancers.

Educate the glance, make spaces sensitive, in a theater, in the great outdoors, in a village centre or on a square. An artistic line, always sustained by a humanity from shore to shore.

Between France, his adoptive land, ans his native country, Burkina Faso. Belonging to two different choreographic cultures means Salia Sanou is always looking for sharing and knowledge. Access to culture should be within reach for all. «The flow of ideas and cultures are personally very important to me, making us see, hear and understand the creative power as a vehicle of tolerance».

To stay tuned in with his audience, Salia Sanou always shares with others after the show.

Attentive to all and especially to youth. Many discussions were held with schoolchildrens, college and high school students.

Since 2011, the company Perpetual movements provides artistic workshops in schools, artistic performances in a library. To meet audiences, who do not have access to arts.

Information campaigns and training sessions as fantastic tools to facilitate the understanding of a major art form: dance, as the keystone of his engagement process.

“Princess street memories” enables us to better understand Salia Sanou’s interest in the work of the hobby artists . A meaningful gateway to cultural facilities and places for the creation.