Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Culture, expresses his emotion at the brutal disappearance of Ousmane Sy saidBabson », member of the collective FAIR[E] and co-director of the Centre chorégraphique national (CCN) in Rennes and Brittany.
Both dancer and choreographer, a key figure in hip-hop since the 1990s, specialist in house dance and ambassador of the french touch, Ousmane Sy first joined the iconic group Wanted Posse with which he won the world championship in 2001 Battle of the Year. He then co-founded with Yugson the group Serial Stepperz with which he won many French and international battles.
From 2012, he founded the group ParadoxSal, exclusively female, in which he stimulates aesthetic and cultural research that culminates in 2019 with the creation of Queen Blood.
At the same time, since 2014, it has been developing All 4 House, a unique concept bringing together creations, events, evenings and trainings bringing together the best French and international dancers and DJs.
Since January 2019, he has co-directed the CCN in Rennes and Brittany, with Bouside Ait Atmane, Iffra Dia, Johanna Faye, Céline Gallet, Linda Hayford, Saïdo Lehlouh and Marion Poupinet, the collective FAIR[E].
In December 2020, marked by several months of health crisis and wishing to question professional practices, the FAIR[E] collective published a major forum entitled A use of the world, which ended with these words: «Dream a little - Imagine a lot - And do together». Words that infinitely resemble Ousmane Sy.
Ousmane Sy’s generosity, creativity, dedication and commitment are already painfully lacking in the French choreographic landscape.