March 09

New translated press on line !

LA TERRASSE – November 2008
"Presented in the context of the 2008 UEFA European Football Championship (“Euro 2008”), the recreation of this piece, which is entirely dedicated to soccer, did not go unnoticed. It features a team of boys who are as familiar with the tackles and backheel flicks of the soccer game as with the domes and backflips of breakdance. This idea of taking the moves and gestures of soccer and turning them on their head to create a hip hop choreography is served up by a group of high calibre dancers, and is highly effective." Nathalie Yokel - The B3’s, directed by Christine Coudun, remount a piece created in 1990.

“The B3’s remount one of their old works on the theme of soccer. “Contrepied” cleverly interweaves the legwork of soccer and the moves of hip hop, the myths of one and symbols of the other, in joyful sympathy with all playing fields. If our memories are good, we won’t want to miss this show, which helps us to verify and even improve our recollections.” Rosita Boisseau

LE MONDE – October 2008
« The trio T’es Trois relies exclusively on the resources of dance to sublimate a story. Based on entrenched masculine relationships, the hip hop choreography bounces its theme back and forth for 50 minutes, showing us a sublimated aggressiveness. In grey pants and white shirts, the three performers construct and deconstruct the multiple acrobatic figures of this dance with an acute sense of counterpoint. Christine Coudun’s choreography answers to a classic and even risky theme with an exercise in style, whose quarrelsome variations never lose sight of their subject. The silver lighting, concrete-coloured stage tinged with slate blue, and black velvet curtains create the perfect backdrop for this violently sculptural settlement of scores. »
Rosita Boisseau- A Hip Hop settlement of scores at Palais Chaillot

AFRISCOPE - Sept/Oct 2008
« T’es Trois is an in-your-face trio that tackles headfirst the theme of otherness. Moving to the hypnotic beat of Doctor L, three dancers confront one another, carving up the space with their tensions. […] The trio pursues its exploration of breakdance, “with heightened awareness of its aesthetic and ethical implications”. They prove that it is possible to last and to be successful without squandering oneself. »
Ayoko Mensah- Black Blanc Beur still at the top of hip hop

FLAVOR - September 2008
« It all starts out, as is often the case, with a trivial gesture : refusing to shake a hand. Maybe out of fear, or from the very real refusal to engage in dialogue. And from there, everything skids out of control. The three dancers of B3 embody anger, jostling the space with violence. […] Their movements jolt, their attempts at supple mediation abort… Cries, lurches and frenzied rhythms : Doctor L, a former member of the band Assassin, has created a superb score to accompany the strife. B3 speaks for those who cannot and, what is more, succeeds in bringing its new language onto the mythical stage of Théâtre du Chaillot : quite an achievement for a company born in an underground parking lot of St-Quentin-en-Yvelines ! In the end, they may not encounter peace, but these three artists succeed in transfiguring the codes of hip hop dance to reveal its grace, its humanity and its incredible relevance. »
Estelle Surbranche

« As its title indicates, T’es trois is a variation on the trio. How is it possible to put up with each other, to overcome one’s fear of the other, to live without concession ? Christine Coudun does away with facile postures to show us an ideologically committed hip hop. Carried by François Kaleka, Laurent Kong a Siou and Lowriz Vo, T’es trois, set to the music of Doctor L, is a lesson in life. And in dance. »
Philippe Noisette

Thanks to Maya Ostrofsky for her translation !

Others "editos" :
- PARADOXE, the new Black Blanc Beur production
- 2014 2015 Autumn & Winter
- 2014 Spring&Summer
- February 2012
- My Tati Freeze spanish press !
- April 2011