Every year Les SUBS invites a residency and creation organization from another country to promote the artists who work there. For the space of a week, Les SUBS lives at the pace of their guest and the guest’s home city. This is our way of helping audiences discover artistic scenes unknown in France and to make the spirit, genius, and art de vivre of a place tangible, and to create while also taking an interest in that place’s music, food, and party sense (or lack of one). The program for this week includes shows, concerts, screenings, exhibits, meetings and discussions, as well as practical workshops for amateurs designed with the invited organization’s team. In short, it’s a partnership à la SUBS.
In 2006, Burkinabe choreographers Salia Sanou and Seydou Boro opened a Center for the Development of Choreographer (CDC) in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). They gave it the unusual name of La Termitière: a place “to develop contemporary dance in Africa that, like a termite mound, grows from the inside due to industrious subterranean work.” Dedicated to creative residencies, professional training, distributing shows, and organizing the “Dialogues de corps” festival, this pioneering center in Africa is now one of the continent’s most dynamic artistic platforms.