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Bibene is a dance instructor, cultural researcher, curator, choreographer and performer working in theater, ethnic and contemporary dance forms. His own technical and aesthetic sensibility is rooted in the culture and dances of his country of origin, the Republic of Congo. Bibene has toured the world and performed internationally with companies and choreographers originating from Africa, England, France and the USA. In Africa, he has worked with choreographers such as Orchy Nzaba, Salia Sanou, Julie Dossavie, Yvon Serges Bissadissi, and Ouseyni Sako. In Europe and the USA, he has crossed path with Paco Decina, Paco Gomes, Reggie Wilson, Joana Haigood, Sherwood Chen, and Amara Tabor Smith.
Artistic Director of Kiandanda Dance Theater, Bibene founded and direct Mbongui Square festival, a multidisciplinary arts festival that gathers dance, music, spoken word, and visual artists from the Bay Area and across the world. Outside of his professional careers in Theater and Dance, Bibene has a passion for writing. He is the author of numerous poetry and shorts. Bibene owns a Bachelor in Science, Economics/Finances from Marien Ngouabi University/Brazzaville/Congo, an MFA in Dance Creative Practice and a certificate in Dance Production Management, earning the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence from Saint Mary's College of California.