2004 > SI JE T’M

2004 production
Duration : 60’
Choreography : Christine Coudun
Choreographer assistants : Iffra Dia, Marilyn Berry, Laurent Kong a Siou
Dancers : Adilson Horta de Sousa, Laurent Kong a Siou, Magali Lefay, Valentine Nagata, Jackson Ntcham, Jennifer Suire or Manuela Bolegue, Emilie Schram, Lowriz Trung Ngon Vo.
Lighting design : Patrick Florès
Musical work : Christine Coudun
Costumes : Olga Papp/ Hardcore Session

Video credit : Eric Legay

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A romantic challenge in the tropics, or how the “motives” of our living together can appear when the universal drama of love is displaced in a setting deprived of our usual landmarks.
Tchaïkovsky, Wynton Marsalis, Kronos Quartet, Chopin, Art Zoyd, Saint-Saens... the musical editing created by Christine Coudun relies on the confrontation of melodic genres. It is the pursuit of life while breakdancing.
The round dance of energies, the swirl of voluptuous pleasure, the ball lost out of time and all ages.

Si Je t’M (French for “If I Love You”) questions the relationships between Men and Women.
Over a long period, Christine Coudun observed that there were very few contacts between boys and girls in breakdancing. And yet, she uses breakdance to choreograph that relationship ; the search to gather true meaning and emotions, far beyond the stereotypes conveyed by breakdance style, is the driving force of her creation process.

In the sphere of Hip Hop the relationships between Men and Women are still and too often censored, taboo or biased words. Si Je t’M is getting on to this theme as one the reflection of the real situation of what this generation is experiencing in that background.

Links :
- Press
- Hardcore Session website

Coproduction : Black Blanc Beur company, Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines (Fondation de France– Parc de la Villette– Caisse des dépôts– Acsé), Culture Commune- Scène Nationale du Bassin Minier du Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Ferme de Bel Ebat and Ludwig Forum à Aix-la-Chapelle With support from : Communauté d’Agglomération de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Ile-de-France, Association Beaumarchais, ADAMI, théâtre de Villepreux, théâtre de l’Institut Marcel Rivière, Hardcore Session & Cultures France for some international tours.

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