Beatrice Kombé (1971-2007) died February 22, 2007, a result of kidney failure. Ms. Kombé founded the all-women dance company Compagnie TchéTché in 1997 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The company’s repertoire includes the award winning Dimi (1999), which played at the Walker Art Institute last November.
In addition to their Minneapolis performance, the show was performed throughout the United States. TchéTché has performed extensively at international festivals and art houses in Africa and Europe. Ms. Kombé’s company was awarded the UNESCO prize at the MASA festival in Côte d’Ivoire for Dimi.