- La Terrasse - September, 2009

“After a quarter of a century of creating for the company, I could be easing off, observes Christine Coudun (choreographer and co-founder of the company). But today changes can be made to hip-hop. And I don’t want to miss that ! I feel how much, just now, my experience can be of help.” For her new project, the choreographer has brought together 8 female dancers. « For a long time, breakdance has been considered a man’s thing. There were very few girls, and when there were girls, they were often confined to imitating the boys. However there have been some pioneers... And today the question of femininity in hip-hop can be investigated. Which is all the essence of this project : developing this dance through energies, questions and emotions emanating from a group of women. As often in Black Blanc Beur, one of the directions of this research relates to the musical choices : “we have asked Carole Rieussec to create the music, which will be electroacoustic, with women’s words put to music. Resorting to untypical musics can help opening up the dancers to expressive tones that are rarely cultivated within breakdance.” For the first time, video will also be conjured up, through a collaboration with plastic artist Antonella Bussanich. Let’s conclude by mentioning that le Théâtre d’Ivry – Antoine Vitez presents a real series of 18 performances of My Tati Freeze (amongst which half are for young audiences). An opportunity rarely offered to dance companies, which will help the creation to mature, to transform though the contact with the public, to find its own intrinsic rhythm and to flourish. Marie Chavanieux