Actress (Burkina Faso, 1981)
Born in Burkina Faso in 1981, Bintou Ouattara trained herself as performer at acting school of Artistic and Artisanal Training Center “Désiré Somé” in Bobo Dioulasso, directed by Luca Fusi, where she could meet reference names such as Dani Kouyaté, Prosper Kompaore, Souleymane Koumaré. She appeared as Penda in Burkinabe TV series Les Bobodiouf, directed by Patrick Martinet and aired in Francophone African countries. In 2006, during her first trip in Italy she participated into the production of Vertical Palace Stories, a contemporary dance show staged by Virgilio Sieni. After that Bintou joined the playwright Sonia Antinori for the production Terra di mezzanotte, which retells the story of a small Italian village since 1950s until the present time. Graduated at Milan Arsenale International Acting School, under the direction of Marina Spreafico and Ida Kuniaki, she co-found the theatrical company Piccoli idilli in the small village of Merate (Lecco), that promoted the production of Hotel Millestelle, Sole nero luna rossa, Vivaio d’uomini. She participated then at BiancaNera, featuring Teatrimperfetti Company and staged by choreographer Maria Ellero. She collaborated in several productions with Compagnia Progetto Brockenhaus such as Un’opera da tre soldi, dalle stelle alle stalle, staged at Teatro Mecenate, Arezzo, in December 2015. Bintou is coordinator and teacher in dance theater in many laboratories for adults and children. In 2014 she featured also in the production of cookery theater Qualcosa di nuovo. Una ricetta per l’integrazione, with Artevox company, also starring Rosanna Sparapano.
Bintou appeared in 2010 German TV movie Amigo – Bei Ankunft Tod, filmed also in Naples and in the role of a Nigerian sex worker alongside Diego Abatantuono in Cose dell’altro mondo (Things from Another World) by Francesco Patierno, premiered at Venice Film Festival in 2011 and also starring Daniel Mba.
Cose dell’altro mondo (Francesco Patierno, 2011, ff, act)
Frame taken from:
Cose dell’altro mondo. Dir. Francesco Patierno. Rodeo Drive, Medusa Film, Sky Cinema, 2011.
Contributors: Leonardo De Franceschi, with Renato Loriga and Sara Talevi
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