کد خبر: ۳۰۸۹
تاریخ انتشار: ۱۹ مهر ۱۳۹۸ - ۱۳:۰۶
در زندان بورکینافاسو برای داشتن امید به زندگی و آینده به آنها آموزش رقص و شادی داده می‌شود. در میان زندانیان ، مردانی هستند که به جرم یکسری جنایات متهم یا محکوم شده اند - از سرقت و رسیدگی به اموال مسروقه گرفته تا تجاوز و قتل. برخی نیز به حبس ابد.
When dancer and choreographer Aguibou Bougobali Sanou (centre front) was a baby, his mother would carry him on her back, moving her body to soothe him when he cried. He believes this was when he learned to dance. [Jacob Bonkian Londry/Al Jazeera]





As a young man, Aguibou trained in France and his native Burkina Faso, eventually founding one of the largest dance festivals in West Africa. When his sick son died after striking doctors refused to treat him, dance played a key role in helping him to overcome the pain and anger he felt. Following that experience, he decided to share the therapeutic power of dance with the inmates of Bobo Dioulasso prison.
Aguibou aims to teach the prisoners more than mere steps. He hopes they will learn to express their emotions and tell their stories, conveying some of their worst experiences, through the movement of their bodies. [Jacob Bonkian Londry/Al Jazeera]
There are roughly 700 prisoners in the Bobo Dioulasso prison and conditions are cramped and uncomfortable. [Jacob Bonkian Londry/Al Jazeera]
Prisoners prepare their own food but supplies are limited and many must rely upon family and friends on the outside in order to eat properly. [Jacob Bonkian Londry/Al Jazeera]
The prison is trying to provide the prisoners with skills that will help them reintegrate into society and which will decrease the likelihood of them re-offending once they have served their sentences. Aguibou's dance lessons are part of this effort. [Jacob Bonkian Londry/Al Jazeera]
Many of the prisoners learn how to make bags they then sell to earn an income. [Jacob Bonkian Londry/Al Jazeera]
Left: Kassoum Songne, 30, was charged with possessing a stolen motorbike and sentenced to 48 months in prison. Only his mother knows that he is incarcerated and he has asked her not to tell the rest of his family, including his 14-year-old child. When he is released, he says he would like to become an artist. Right: Zinaba Mady used to work on gold panning sites. One day, he carried out an attempted burglary with a friend. His friend escaped but Zinaba was arrested at the scene and sentenced to six years in prison. He has two years left to serve.
Left: Fousseni Traore is 18 years old. He was sentenced to five years in prison for robbery and burglary but says he is innocent. He says the dance classes are
Left: Abdoulaye Gansore, 25, was charged with raping a 14-year-old girl. The apprentice bricklayer has been in prison for three months, awaiting trial.
Aguibou, who affectionately refers to the prisoners he teaches as
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