Triple bill #1 (creation)
In this three-part bill – a Franco-Japanese dialogue initiated by Dominique Hervieu, guest director of the 2018 Dance Dance Dance @ YOKOHAMA – two French choreographers rub shoulders with five Japanese female hip-hop soloists, with a smattering of Japanese freestyle. Attou borrows from the martial arts; Gallois uses the head spin to defy gravity; and Tokyo Gegegay – whose work (choreographer: Mikey) is going down a storm in Japan on TV and YouTube – take us back to high school for a hilariously odd exam.
3 short pieces for 10 dancers
Families – ages 10+
Choreography Jann Gallois
Tokyo Gegegay’s High School
Show supported by the European Creative Hub, Lyon
As part of the 2018 Japonismes season
Co-organised by the Japan Foundation
Co-hosted by Le Radiant-Bellevue
Co-producers: Centre Chorégraphique National de La Rochelle / Cie Accrorap (France) / Dance Dance Dance @ YOKOHAMA 2018 (Japan) / La Biennale de la danse de Lyon, Pôle européen de création – Ministère de la Culture / Maison de la Danse aide pour la Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2018, Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, La Coursive - Scène Nationale de La Rochelle, La Rampe-La Ponatière, Scène conventionnée – Echirolles
Co-organisation: Japan Foundation In the context of JAPONISMES 2018
With the support of Institut Français, French Embassy/ Institut Français du Japon and Parco
The company : Kader Attou – Jann Gallois – Tokyo Gegegay
Tokyo Gegegay is a Japanese hip-hop group created and led by Munetaka Maki, also known as Mikey. The group’s other members are women: Bow, Marie, Miku and Yuyu. They had their breakthrough in 2013 when they won the fifth season of “Dance@Hero Japan”, the famous competition on the Japanese programme “Dance@TV”.
Since then, Tokyo Gegegay’s members have produced their own hip-hop videos and amassed hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. They have become real stars in Japan and also have an excellent reputation in many southeast Asia countries, where they tour regularly.
Tokyo Gegegay won the 10th Japan Dance Forum Award in 2016, which recognised the group’s remarkable creativity and its major contribution to the world of dance.
Discover mind-blowing hip-hop made in Japan!
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