dancer, performer - Cameroon - Residency 19th to 25th
Zobel Raoul, or TEJEUTSA which means “A person with strong empathy” in the traditional Yemba language, is a dancer, choreographer and researcher in Performance Art of Cameroonian origin, best known under the name Zora Snake.
He is the founder of the Zora Snake Company, of the international festival Modaperf (Movements, dances and performances of Cameroon), and one of the most promising artists of the current contemporary scene in Africa and Europe.
Winner of Visa for the creation of the French Institute in Paris 2016-2017, several projects with the French institute and the Goethe Institute of Cameroon, Zora Snake is the author of several dance and performance creations in Africa: “Transfrontalier” (On the immigration routes), “The departure” (art and politics), “The aftermath of colonization” (Chapters and danced memoirs on the impact of colonization on our current generations), “Beyond the human », « I am ».
Winner of the 1st prize Acogny D’or, Africa Simply the best of the choreographic competition of Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina-Faso) with his creation “the departure”1, Zora Snake won on October 3, 2020 the prize of Best artist dancer and performer of the year, of the Golden Artistic Awards in Brussels (BELGIUM) organized by Brukmer Magazines.
His virtuoso, transgressive, daring, overflowing, explosive, committed creations also intersect with the ritual practices of his ethnicity where dance is a strong social structuring value carried by tradition.
His creations are inspired by a strong political will to change social perceptions, for a more soothing, decisive, objective, resilient, united and resistant humanity.
His current projects are a residence with a Togolese plastic artist and sculptor, “Les masques Tombent”, a tour with Serge Aimé Coulibaly “Wakatt”. His is also touring with his show “Le Départ”.
Zora Snake is always active, organizing workshops and artistic creations around the world.