Hip-hop, is it really serious?


Choreographic piece for everyone from the age of 7, co-written by Sérevine Bidaud and Marion Aubert.

Peace, unity, love and having fun!” That’s what hip hop is all about. That means that with us, everyone can dance.”

Hip-hop, it is really serious?” is a committed piece full of humor in which the choreographer Séverine Bidaud, relates her discovery of hip hop with ease and derision. A show halfway between dance and theater in a vibrant and offbeat staging. 

On stage, the troupe made of five dancers makes every effort to convey its passion with authenticity and sincerity.

As a funny and lively lecturer, Séverine Bidaud quotes the main dancers who influenced her own artistic career. These mythical figures that have been chosen wisely enable her to retrace the origin of the hip hop movement, its roots and its influences, from its emergence in the United States in the 1970s to nowadays.

Locking, popping, break… Based on archival images, different techniques of hip-hop dance are thus introduced in a playful and educational way. Related through anecdote and technique, this history of hip-hop dance is first and foremost a tribute to those who have trained generations of dancers and who continue to develop this practice.

The opportunity for young and old to understand the roots of this culture.

This show, which lasts approximately 1 hour may be followed by a 15-minute audience meeting during which the company will be able to answer their questions.

Download the show sheet : Here

Download the press document in English: Here
Usted puede descargar el documento de prensa del espectáculo en español: aquí

Design and Art Direction: Séverine BIDAUD
Duration: 1 hour (followed by a discussion with the public) 
Number of speakers: 4 dancers + 1 speaker / Artistic Director

Artistic direction and staging: Séverine Bidaud, aka Lady Severine

Texts : Séverine Bidaud and Marion Aubert

Choregraphy assistant: Jane-Carole Bidaud

Help with staging and acting: Delphine Lacouque

Performers : Cynthia Barbier, Séverine Bidaud, Blondy Mota-Kisokat, Clément James and Cault Nzelo  

Performers/creation: Cynthia Barbier alternating with Aline Dasilva and Jane-Carole Bidaud, Ange Koué, Valentine Nagata-Ramos, called B Girl Val alternating with Emilie Schram, Marc-Olivier Picard alternating with Cault Nzelo and Séverine Bidaud

Script: Séverine Bidaud and Marion Aubert

Lights: Stéphane “Esteban” Loirat

Costumes: Alice Touvet

Musical creation: Séverine Bidaud

Editing / Mastering soundtrack: Xavier Bongrand

Video editing: Séverine Bidaud, assisted by Pascal Minet

Complicit look : Flore Taguiev

Popin’ Pete, one of the originators of the Popping style and a cofounder of the American pioneer group “The Electric Boogaloos” (since 1977), talks about this show :