Chrysogone Diangouaya

Dancer – choreographer and artistic director born in Congo-Brazzaville 1992 Founded the Center for Bod Expression, Dramatic Art, Stories. Percussion and African Sonas and the first Congolese contemporary dance companv, the Monana Ballet Theater. In 1994 Creates the Association of Young Creators of Brazzaville (A.J.C.) which its obiective is to help the maturation of young talents and to show them to the general public. Later in 1995 Directs Coconut ballets (selection of the Avignon Young Public Theater Festival) and Koklondumn (first prize in Africa in Creation and selection at the International Choreographic Encounters of Seine-Saint-Denis).


In 1996 Chrysogone founded “Mabina Danse”, Brazzaville’s first choreographic festival which will sour the emergence of many companies 1998 In Exile meets the choreographers Germaine Acogny.

companies. 1998 In Exile, meets the choreographers Germaine Acogny, Carlos Orta, Avi Kaiser, Louise Burn, Elsa Wolliaston with whom he perfects his technique. In the year 2000 he settles in France. Later he tours as a soloist in Le Coq is dead Suzanne LINKE (Théâtre de la Ville-Paris). Collaborates as a choreographer with Equilibre Horse Theater directed by G. Dewez and J. Lloyd Francis, in Wales.


Chrysogone founded the company MONANA in order to continue

with its many artistic, educational and socio-cultural actions. Here he

works along with patients with Alzheimer, people with disabilities, in

hospitals, schools and with children in difficulty. In 2001 Presents a first version of the solo Singur at the Dapper Museum and comes out with a new version of Koklondumn. From the year 2005 to 2010, he creates Nartikibehiki, the image of the salty wind at the National Dance Center where he presents three solos: The Echo of a Shadow, The Curtain of the Devil and What else. He also creates the KA BAA Festival, the Afrik’A’Wa Festival.


By the year 2012 Chrysogone founded the Chrysogone Diangouaya Dance Center in the heart of the 18th district of Paris and creates ‘Afrik’a’wa’ annual traveling festival whose fourth edition took place in Paris in 2016. He writes, choreographs and plays “The cry of the giraffe”. This show is programmed by the Théâtre de la Ville as part of the Children & Youth program. More recently. 2015 – 2017 Plav in Koto forever, a plav written and directed by Frédéric Ferrer.

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Chrysogone joined insightDproject in 2017