productions

2008 > CONTREPIED

2008 production
Duration : 75’ (55’ for scolar audience)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Music : Original composition from Carole Rieussec and Gino Favotti
Lighting design : Laurent Vérité
Dancers : Andréas Cetkovic, Benoit Garraud, Adilson Horta de Sousa, David Phiphak, Laurent Kong a Siou, Alfreda Nabo, Valentine Nagata, Jackson Ntcham, Mathieu Raguel, Julien St-Maximin, Emilie Schram, Lowriz Trung Ngon Vo
Video credit : Rudolf Vadja



BBB recreates "Contrepied" the first production choreographed by Christine Coudun.
"Contrepied is a small masterpiece of energy, humour and intelligence. "JL. Hervé- Les Nouvelles de Versailles- September 1990

"Contrepied" is a choreographic piece whose topic is football and athletic gesture.

This production created in 1990 left good memories, so much that many programmers dreamed of seeing it again.
Mrs. Mimi Wunderer from St Pölten, Austria urged on this project and succeeded in convincing the team. In this year of Euro in Austria, she has suggested us to produce again on this topic.
The matter and the music haven’t aged, but even it was appealing not to repeat it , but re-create it using today’s news, which is much more and still part of this topic.

The production is based on a narrative frame referring to the life of two "football children". What has changed, is more the dancers than football. Social and political stakes are still the same. The audience and the importance of the phenomenon followed the explosion of the media and especially television.
In 1990, the B3 dancers were more self-taught with various stylistics, from jazz, rock’n’roll, funky to hip hop grooving through reggae. All the boys were also football players.
We almost laid down the original music the day of the general rehearsal because work could be done only through the pleasure of dancing on the binary rhythms of hip hop music.

Today, some dancers play football but the others, in their majority, are at an interesting distance from the phenomenon.
The development of the gestures in dancing, particularly in break dancing which has been the main developed stylistic in the company those 10 last years, the increasing capacity of the dancers to be embodied out of their circle and their personal desires gave to the project an exciting turn.

"Contrepied is about the story of life with its games and its arguments, its joys and struggles. The game of a life. Black Blanc Beur is dancing football until people kneel down".
NÖN - 21 Avril 2008

"Contrepied neither presents a parody nor a tribute of football but a spiritual rise of this topic (...). B3 get 80 mns of pure stage entertainment even to the audience who is allergic to sports. Among the uncountable tries for artistic opening in prelude of the Euro 2008, the show Contrepied is unquestionably the most interesting and achieved one."
B3 : philosophers, ironical... The football seen as a parable of life- APA0057 5Ki 0387 - Avril 2008-

"This show tells the routes of two kids who dream of football. One of them will succeed, the other won’t. On the stage dreamed models which much resemble to the sublimated fathers make their appearance. Rehashes of the dramaturgy of a choreographed match, where dancers are more braggart than ethereal dandies. Markings, winger’s battle dance of the scalp in front of the libero. Tackles and aesthetically pleasing trips performed in a slow motion way. Two techniques mixed on a popular emotion background "
Luc Le Vaillant- Libération- September 1990



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