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July 2006

BBB in Tokyo it was an unique occasion to show our work. I invite you to have a look on this link. Reuters has taken some great pictures of the show !!!!! play video


BBB in Tokyo it was an unique occasion to show our work. I invite you to have a look on this link. Reuters has taken some great pictures of the show !!!!! play video

Apart from the 2 happening performances which took place in a delightfully crazy festival, what held my attention was Christine Coudun and the B3 dancers’ work in the course of a Carte Blanche evening performance. The event took place in ASAHI Foundation in front of a rather old and attentive audience who were apparently keen on dancing. After rapidly presenting each context, numerous extracts of her working with the dancers came one after the other. Without choosing between virtuosity and the artistic gesture, Christine showed the ways she generally takes to write with the dancers. To achieve that, she starts on the basis of a fast and virtuoso, short and improvised straight expression.

During the extracts some forms spurted out. They gradually escaped from their genre, their original background without any wound, disavowal, rejection or revenge.

The evening performance was completed by staging some young dancers who took part in a few hours workshop to acquire more sensitiveness on hip hop dancing. They were awesome what pleasantly surprised us. Laurent Lowriz and Valentine also did an amazing job.

Many thanks to Mrs. Marie - Christine De Navacelle, who has informed her friend Mrs Kyoko Edo in Japan since our meeting in Cambodia.

We were offered by Mrs. Edo a beautiful international stage to help us to illustrate our singularity. Indeed, to conclude our stay, the Company performed a big show within a mostly hip hop and Caribbean program. The effect was guaranteed. I warmly thank her and all her team in the name of all the Company.

I give special tenderness to Pascale Ara who was more than a translator. to the whole team of Asahi group for the distinction and the quality of their welcoming. to Air France crew members and more particularly to the AF 275 July 5th and AF 276 July 12th 2006 flight captains (they will know why) , to Flying-Steps who are authentic good dancers... and many thanks to the journalists we met there.

Congratulations and admiration to Christelle, Franck, Laurent, Francois, Lowriz, Magali, Manuella, Valentine, Franz and Adilson, who have built together with Christine that BBB tour in Tokyo.

Sushi-thoughts to Esteban, Bout Bout, Alfréda, Marilyn and Iffra who were not with us.

Jean Djemad




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