Hip-hop has brought them to light: the underdogs, the socially disadvantaged, in whom the explosive energy of rebellion lives. The French choreographer and pioneer of hip-hop dives deep into the collective unconscious of the rebellious outsiders of our society.
Who are they, the “underdogs” who stir up the city to soul music reminiscent of the climate of the 1970s in the USA? How do their bodies shape the cityscape, how do they break norms that no longer fit? Three breakdancers embody the collective urban subconscious. They bring the social, cultural heritage to light, clash with each other and move away again. Their body language reveals the hidden experiences that connect the inhabitants of the same city. Anne Nguyen shows the “underdogs” as unique personalities.
Duration: ca. 50 min
Audience discussion following the performance on 22.09.
Tactile guided tour at 19:00 h and live-audiodescription on 23.09.
The French choreographer, author and director Anne Nguyen is a pioneer of urban dance and a proven hip hop expert. Not only because she taught the dance style at the Science Po University in Paris from 2012 to 2018, but also because she herself was once active in the world of breakdance and battles, and all her choreographies draw on hip hop. In 2005 she founded her Compagnie par Terre, with which she tours successfully worldwide. She was awarded the Nouveau Talent Chorégraphie SACD in 2013 and was an associate artist at Chaillot – Théatre national de la Danse from 2015 to 2018. She lives and works in Paris.
Choreography: Anne Nguyen
Performers: Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim, Arnaud Duprat, Pascal Luce
Lighting design: Ydir Acef Music
Transitions (creation): Sébastien Lété
Stage Manager on tour: Matthieu Marques
Coproduction: L’Auditorium Seynod; Théâtre de Chevilly-Larue. With the support of Centre d’Art et de Culture de Meudon; Le CENTQUATRE-PARIS; Mairie de La Courneuve – Houdremont centre culturel; Centre culturel l’Imprévu de Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône; CND Centre national de la danse – provision of studio; Etablissement public du Palais de la Porte Dorée. The par Terre Dance Company is funded by l’Aide pluriannuelle du Ministère de la Culture / DRAC Île-de-France, la Région Île-de-France for “Permanence Artistique et Culturelle” and l’Aide au fonctionnement du Département du Val-de-Marne.