Sidiki Bakaba

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Sidiki Bakaba (born in Abengourou, 1949) is an actor, a scenario writer and a director from Côte d'Ivoire.

He lives and works in Abidjan. After studying at the National School of Drama of Abidjan, he conducted training at the Living Theatre and with Grotowski.

In 2000, he became the director of the Palace of Culture of Abidjan (Palais de la Culture d'Abidjan) located at Treichville. He also founded the Actor's Studio (an actor training school in the Palace of Culture)[1]

Along with a significant acting career, he produced fiction films, documentaries such as Les Guérisseurs ( 1988 ) which won the award for best music at the Francophone Film Festival, as well as the Voice of Hope at FESPACO Ouagadougou in 1989. He directed short films such as Le Nord est tombé sur la tête (1985–1998) for TV5, Le Parole (1992), L'Anniversaire de Daymios (November 1992 ) and documentaries such as Cinq siècles de solitude and La victoire aux mains nues in 2002.

A close supporter of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, Bakaba April 2011 he was in Gbagbo's residence in Abidjan during the siege which resulted in Gbagbo's capture[2] and is reported to have been wounded during it.[3]

Education and training[edit]

  • 1962–1966 in National School of Drama, in Abidjan. His focus was: stage production and actor management
  • 1966–1970 in National Institute for the Arts, in Abidjan
  • 1970–1972 in International University of Theatre, Paris. His focus was: Living Theatre, Grotowski

Teaching career[edit]

  • 1970 1972 Teacher/intern at the National Institute of Arts, Abidjan
  • 1972 – 1975 Teacher of body language at the National Institute of Arts, Abidjan
  • 1985 Teacher of Drama, the Lavilliers Bernard School, Paris
  • 1985 – 1986 Teacher of Drama, School of Arts and Josephine Baker, Paris
  • 1990 Body language/expression training, Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne University
  • 1991 Body language/expression training, Image d'Ailleurs Paris
  • 01-02.1992 Training as an actor, staging a play at the Franco-Nigerian Cultural Centre, Niamey
  • Sept. 1992 GTRO Actor training, Abidjan
  • 2001–2008 Director of the Actors Studio at the Palace of Culture in Abidjan

Awards[edit]

List of awards
Year Film Awarded for Organization
1979 Bako, l'autre rive Best Actor Festival de la Francophonie, Nice
1985 Petanqui,|Le Médecin de Gafire,|Suicides Grand prix d'interprétation Festival International of Carthage
1987 Le Médecin de Gafire Best Actor Culture Festival in Algiers
1988 Healers Best Film Music Award Festival de la Francophonie, Martinique
1989 Les Guérisseurs Voice of Hope Award FESPACO
1992 Honorary citizen of Louisville, Kentucky, USA
1997 Roues libres Best Screenplay Award for Ayala Bakaba and Sidiki Bakaba Amiens International Film Festival
1999 Les Déconnards UNESCO Award MASA Festival in Abidjan
2001 Los Palenqueros,|Cinq Siècles de Solitude UEMOA Award
2003 Prix Culturel Africain du Mérite Rifad (International Network of African Women and the Diaspora)
2005 Ikeda Culture and Education Award SGI-Côte d'Ivoire
2005 Roues Libres Best director l’Association des Professionnels du cinéma de Côte d'Ivoire
2006 Best Cultural Promoter Cultural Union of Journalists of Côte d'Ivoire
2006 Prix d’Excellence Diplôme d’Honneur General Council of Abengourou, his hometown
2008 Best Actor for West Africa la Fondation des artistes de Côte d'Ivoire (FONDACI)
2009 Awarded for his entire career 2nd Pan-African Cultural Festival in Algiers

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

TV films[edit]

  • 1981 Un dessert pour Constance, by: Sarah Maldoror, starring: Sidiki Bakaba, Cheik Doukouré and Elias Sherif [17]
  • 1982 En votre aimable règlement, by: Jean-Claude Charnay, starring: Christian Parisy, Micky Sébastian and Anne Fontaine [18]
  • 1983 L'Aventure ambiguë, directed by: Jacques Champreux for TF1
  • 1985 Néo Polar, TV series, starring: Vincent Lindon, Jean-Pierre Léaud and Claude Nougaro [19]
  • 1985 L'épi d'or, TV series, directed by: Fabrice Cazeneuve, starring: Jean-Noël Brouté, Sophie Caffarel and Christine Murillo [20]
  • 1986 La méthode rose, directed by: Claude de Givray, starring: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Marie-Noëlle Eusèbe and Gérard Caillaud, TF1 Films Production [21]
  • 1986 Azizah, la fille du fleuve, directed by: Patrick Jamain, starring: Michel Auclair, Sidiki Bakaba and Kouadou Brou, produced by: Antenne [22]
  • 1989 Le triplé gagnant , TV series, starring: Raymond Pellegrin, Thierry Rode and Jean-Michel Martial [23]
  • 1992 La Parle, directed by: Sidiki Bakaba
  • 1992 L'Anniversaire de Daymio, Afriki Projection production
  • 1992 Zoo Story, directed by: Edward Albee, Afriki Projection production
  • 1992 Maître Harold, directed by: Athol Furgarth, Afriki Projection production
  • 1995 – 1996 L'Empereur Jones, directed by:Eugene O'Neill
  • 1995 – 1998 Le Nord est tombé sur la tête
  • 1999 Les Déconnards, directed by Koffi Kwahulé
  • 2002 C’est ça là même, directed by Sidiki Bakaba[5]
  • 2002 Papa Bon Dieu, directed by: Louis Sapin
  • 2002 L’homme sur le parapet du pont, directed by: Guy Foissy
  • 2002 Fiers Ivoiriens
  • 2003 l’Exil d’Albouri, directed by: Cheick Aliou N’dao
  • 2004 Monoko-Zohi, Diegou Bailly, Director: Sidiki Bakada
  • 2006 Il nous faut l’Amérique, directed by: Koffi Kwahule
  • 2007 Îles de Tempête, directed by: Bernard B. Dadié
  • 2008 Hêrêmankono, directed by: Diégou Bailly
  • 2010 La Malice des hommes, directed by: Jean-Pierre Guingane

Documentaries[edit]

  • 1999 Fête de génération d'Abobote, director: Sidiki Bakaba, duration: 26’
  • 2000 Los Palenqueros Cimarrons de Colombie
  • 2000 Cinq siècles de solitude, directors: Sidiki Bakaba et Blaise Ndjehoya, duration: 52’, producer: Afriki Projection and Absynthe Production, diffusion: CFI, TV5 Afrique, Awards: Prix de l’UMOA au Fespaco 2001 Amiens 2000, Média Nord-Sud 2001, Pan African Film Festival 2001, Images d’ailleurs 2001 [24]
  • 2002 Côte d'Ivoire, terre d'espérance, a documentary about Afro-Colombia by Blaise N'Dehoya and Sidiki Bakaba Video on YouTube
  • 2002 Caravane de la paix
  • 2005 La Victoire aux mains nues[25]

Filmed theater[edit]

  • 1992 Zoo Story of Edward Albee, director: Abdul Karim[disambiguation needed], Afriki Projection production
  • 1992 Maitre Harold by Athol Furgarth, producer TV 1, production, Afriki Projection production
  • 1995 – 1996 L' Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill
  • 1999 The Déconnards by Koffi Kwahulé
  • 2002 Papa Bon Dieu, director: Sidiki Bakaba
  • 2003 L’Exil d’Albour, director: Sidiki Bakada
  • 2004 Monoko-Zohi, director: Sidiki Bakada
  • 2007 Îles de Tempête, director: Sidiki Bakada
  • 2008 Hèrèmankono, director: Sidiki Bakaba
  • 2010 La Malice des Hommes, director: Sidiki Bakaba

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Article slateafrique.com du 06/04/2011". Slateafrique.com. 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Article grioo.com du 11/04/2011". Grioo.com. 2007-08-23. Retrieved 2012-05-15. 
  4. ^ "Roues Libres, Sidiki Bakaba". Africultures. 2001. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ "C'est ça la même (une Pièce de Sidiki Bakaba)". Chronofoot. November 20, 2008. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 

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