Duration : 40’
Choreographer : Christine Coudun
Music : original composition from Doctor L
Lighting design : Laurent Vérité
Costumes : Hardcore Session and Patricia Ascencio
Dancers : Manuela Bolegue, Setha Chap, Alfreda Nabo, Magali Lefay, Emilie Schram
Video credit : Eric Legay
An encounter between four breakdancers and one standing dancer.
One woman stands alone. Preoccupied by her quest for the heights, she doesn’t immediately see four other women living in a non-vertical world. She first glimpses their feet. They take off and come to light in the heights, where only heads are found. And then she gradually discovers the breakers’ universe : a very low space, close to the ground, where feet share contact points with other body parts. Their feet want to get higher, want to feel weightlessness for a second and the crazy desire to transcend gravity, to taste instants of freedom and spinning. This is also about a more reasonable division of tasks between hands and feet. Sometimes the head takes the lower space, and at last takes over the central and principal contact points : the feet gain more liberty. For the breakers, it is a matter of convincing the “standing dancer” to approach the ground, an emancipation for the two-footed, for the dancer... for Women.
A way of being a bit less head-in-the-air.
Every encounter deserves an exchange : the passionate breakers discover the pleasure and charm of a fluid sternum ; their light and sensitive arms are happy to take back more sensual and less painful commitments. In a synchronized mood, in the pleasure of dancing together, the formation of empathy requires an effort from each dancer in order to become lost within united movement. This effort is a source of positive energy that creates the possibility of a feminine hip-hop dance perspective.
Co-production Black Blanc Beur company, Association Culturelle de Trappes and Ferme de Bel Ebat à Guyancourt. With support from : Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Ile-de-France, Conseil Régional d’Ile-de-France, Communauté d’Agglomération de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, ADAMI, Culture Commune Scène Nationale du Bassin Minier du Nord Pas-de-Calais, théâtre de l’Institut Marcel Rivière and Hardcore-Session.