3rd PERIOD

Christine Coudun creates her choreographies and works with fewer dancers in order to obtain a better definition, a bigger requirement in work. "Inventing a dance of author, Christine Coudun is one of the first to turn the questions of the writing and the composition over in her mind and to open the hip-hop vocabulary to other influences : contemporary, African and oriental [… ] " Ayoko Mensah

3rd period (since 1995)

1997 : Lambarena

(Duration : 40’)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Music : Hugues de Courson, Pierre Akendengué, from J.S. Bach work’s and a collection of traditional Gabon’s musics.
Musical editing for the choreography : Christine Coudun
Dancers : Sylvain Aupra, Iffra Dia, Richard M’Passi

“[…] On a composition mixing Bach with Gabonese traditional music, the choreographer sketches a world of zombies spurted out of an African fantasy […] the dance slips into in a new style. It softens its angles, slows down the tempo, and sacrifices the prowess. Obviously less exuberant, the body movements, which have not lost anything of the hip hop warlike virtues, sharpen their drawing. In this asceticism, everything is joined and finds the way of this delicate balance between abstraction and theatricality. Christine Coudun shows with sensitivity that hip hop and contemporary dance can be matched in good intelligence."
Rosita Boisseau- Le Monde- April 1998

1997 : Blue Legend (short version)

(Duration : 25’)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Music : Biber Gullatz and Eckes Malz
Dancers : Sylvain Aupra, Marilyn Berry, Iffra Dia, Richard M’Passi

1998 : Songe d’un cri d’été

(Duration : 40’)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Music : DJ Abdel
Dancers : Marilyn Berry, Fabrice Bonazebi, Loëtitia Chapput, Lamine Diouf, Claise M’Passi, Eric M’Passi, Sonava Prum, Malika Zgaren

"Well balanced by eight hooded dancers, ensembles intensify the geometrical beauty of the hip hop figures, playing counterpoints, testing unseen steps sequences."
Rosita Boisseau, Le Monde April 1998

"Le Songe d’un cri d’été enlightens the perfomance with a devastating energy. With a live scratched soundtrack by DJ Mouss perched on top of a metalic tour, Martin Luther King’s voice overlaps Mohammed Ali’s, and Miles Davis’ trumpet bursts into algerian raï." Télérama, September 1998

1999 : Wartane

(Duration : 21’)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Music : Renaud Garcia Fons
Dancers : Iffra Dia, Lamine Diouf (99-2000)/ Iffra Dia, Rachdi Zgaren (2000/2001)/ Mathieu Raguel, Stéphane Limongi (2002/2004)

" In the audience, piling up to the doors of la Villette Grande Halle, rumour is threading its way. The Black Blanc Beur’s Wartane duet is “mortal ”... it’s the first time in fifteen years of choreography that Christine Coudun of the Elancourt B3, hip hop historical company in France creates a duet. She dreamt of condensing her energy. She reaches to a fullness of expression which does not weaken... One of the most beautiful talk which can exist, abstract and eminently sensual with a retained lyrism... This magnificent natural, where eloquence is coupled with delicacy, takes the two man’s most diversified moods and prove again the huge potential of his hip hop dance to transfigure its rules".
Rosita Boisseau- Le Monde- November 99

"On a arabo-andalus music, the two dancers (regarding “Wartane”) are building a gestual dialogue with a sumptuous simplicity. Fabulous art and a lot of patience to reach this staggering beauty".
Agnès Izrine- Danser- Décembre 1999

2000 : Ballade

(Duration : 10’)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Music : Frédéric Chopin (Ballade in minus A - opus 23 – performed by Vladimir Horowitz)
Dancer : Marilyn Berry

"As genuine explorations of aesthetics and thematics, the company’s dances are daringly disconcerting, even to the like-minded. Ballade, a solo danced by Marilyn Berry to music by Chopin, symbolises, in a certain way, everything that “pure” hip-hop had always rejected : a girl, a piano, music that’s uncompromisingly classical, concentrated, measured move-ments where technical prowess is not the priority. The company’s tour de force is to have succeeded in gaining acceptance for their new approach, so much so that young people are now claiming the style as their own. "
Agnès Izrine- AFAA France Danse CD Rom

2001 : Défilles

(Duration : 30’)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Light Creation : Patrick Flores
Music : DJ Mouss
Dancers : Marilyn Berry, Malika Zgaren (2001), Anne Nguyen, Sadia Lbaz (2002/2003), Alfreda Nabo, Valentine Nagata (depuis 2004)

2002 : Shuffle

(Duration : 25’)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Light Creation : Patrick Flores
Music : editing of existing musics (new york contemporary jazz : Max Roach, Martin Madeski & Wood, Art Blakey, Dizzie Gillespie, Erik Truffaz…)
Dancers : Sylvain Aupra, Gemini, Christian Andongui.

"As a curtain raiser, there is a trio who looks like just coming from the 30s. The three dancers are dressed with the kind of broad costumes hepcat dancers used to wear, and their gestures are made of both technical and infinitely fluid moves. A cheerful jazz music, whirling arms and legs put rhythm in every thing on stage.That is Shuffle... between afro and jazz, but driven by a powerful freedom where the three dancers create a style that is really out of the paths of a hackneyed hip-hop. "
Nedjma Van Egmond- LA PROVENCE- December 2003

2002 : Break Quintet

(Duration : 38’)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Assistant choreographer : Iffra Dia
Light Creation : Patrick Flores
Music : collaboration with the Transeuropéennes Musical Orchestra and Pablo Cueco
Dancers : Franz Cadiche, Laurent Kong a Siou, François Kaleka, Adilson Horta de Sousa, Vo Trung Ngon Lowriz.

2004 : Si Je t’M

(Duration : 60’)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Assistants choreographer : Iffra Dia- Marilyn Berry
Light creation : Patrick Florès
Costumes : Olga Papp/ Hardcore Session
Music work : Christine Coudun (Winton Marsalis, Chopin, Art Zoyd, …)
Dancers : Franz Cadiche, Adilson Horta de Sousa, François Kaleka, Laurent Kong a Siou, Magali Lefay, Valentine Nagata or Emilie Schram, Vo Trung Ngon Lowriz, Jennifer Suire ou Manuela Bolegue.

2005 : Un pas dans la tête

(Duration : 30’)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Music montage from Christine Coudun : Linton Kwesi Johnson, Medeski, Martin et Wood, Hugues de Courson, James Brown.
Dancer : Iffra Dia

2006 : T’es Trois

(Duration : version 1 : 30’, version 2 : 60’)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Assistant choreographer : Laurent Kong a Siou
Music : Doctor L
Dancers : François Kaleka, Laurent Kong a Siou, Vo Trung Ngon Lowriz

2006 : Au Féminin

(Duration : 40’)
Creation November 2006
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Music : Doctor L
Cast : Manuela Bolegue, Setha Chap, Magali Lefay, Alfreda Nabo, Emilie Schram

During all those years, Christine Coudun conceives with the former contributors a dance culture, a “style” today recognised as well by the B. Boys as the Dancing’s audiences.

2008 : Contrepied

revival 2008 Duration : 77’ (57’ for scolar audiences)
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Music : Carole Rieussec & Gino Favotti original composition

Dancers : Andréas Cetkovic, Benoit Garraud, Adilson Horta de Sousa, François Kaleka, Laurent Kong a Siou, Alfreda Nabo, Valentine Nagata, Jackson Ntcham, Mathieu Raguel, Julien St-Maximin , Emilie Schram, Lowriz Vo

2010 : My Tati Freeze

duration 65’
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Music : Carole Rieussec
Lighting design : Laurent Vérité
Dancers : Séverine Bidaud, Sarah Bouyahyaoui, Manuela Bolegue, Alfreda Nabo, Emilie Schram, Simone Sithiphone, Jennifer Suire

2011 : Chroniques du périmètre

Choreography : Christine Coudun
Assistant : Lowriz Vo
Lighting design : Laurent Vérité
Dancers : Manuela Bolegue, Franz Cadiche, François Kaleka, Adilson Horta de Sousa, Alfreda Nabo, Mathieu Raguel, Julian Rouyre, Emilie Schram, Saym Sithiphone, Lowriz Vo

2013 : Inside

Artistic direction and choreography : Christine Coudun

Lights : Laurent Vérité

Dancers : Lowriz Vo, Adilson Horta , Mathieu Raguel, François Kaleka, David Phiphak « Laos », Simone Sithiphone « Saym », Manuela Bolegue, Sarah bee, Alfreda Nabo

2013- 2014 : Paradoxe / Les B3 JUNIORS

Artistic direction and choreography : Christine Coudun Assitants Choreographers : Mathieu Raguel & Adilson Horta

Lights : Laurent Vérité

Dancers : B3 JUNIORS Tony Cordella, Benjamin Putkownik, Rudy Ferreira, Alain Kasongo, Kevin Tran, Boris Bononon, Youssef Taouli, Loueye Abbassi et Marc Pullicilo

2014 > TRAVELLING Black Blanc Beur’s 30 year anniversary

TRAVELLING the performance-happening celebrating Black Blanc Beur’s 30 year anniversary !

Artistic direction and choreography : Christine Coudun

Lights : Laurent Vérité

Dancers : Iffra Dia, Richard M’Passi, Lowriz Vo, Adilson Horta , Mathieu Raguel, François Kaleka, Franz Cadiche, David Phiphak « Laos », Simone Sithiphone « Saym », Jennifer Suire « Pookie », Manuela Bolegue, Guilia Zingariello, Séverine Bideaud, alfreda Nabo, Sarah Bee & les B3 juniors

During all those years, Christine Coudun has built up, with her past collaborators, a dance culture and a “style” renowned today by both the B-Boys and a wide range of dance audiences.