Originally from Burkina Faso, Hamidou Savadogo made his acting debut in Burkinabe cinema in 1990 and joined the Atelier Théâtre Burkinabé in Ouagadougou in 1993. Over time, he took various courses in acting, directing and improvisation, specializing in reading and performing children’s books that combine song, dance, music, masks and puppetry. He added storytelling, which has shaped and coloured his life since early childhood, to his professional skill set in 2001. His artistic journey has taken him from Burkina Faso to France by way of Mali and Norway.
Based in Quebec for more than a decade, he has given storytelling workshops in several schools in Montreal and across Quebec. On stage, he performed in the play L’étrangère by the Montréal theatre company Mythomanie (2010) and has displayed his storytelling talents in the young audience shows Un si long voyage (Productions Rhizome, Québec, 2009–11) and Le fascinant voyage de Mamadou (Théâtre le Petit Chaplin, Montréal, 2011–12).
On the small screen, he has appeared notably in Le gentleman III, 30 vies and Les jeunes loups.
In film, he has appeared in Denis Côté’s Que ta joie demeure and Boris sans Béatrice, Ryan McKenna’s Le cœur de Madame Sabali, and Wiebke von Carolsfeld’s The Saver.