Hip-hop, is it really serious?

2014 creation

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 make every effort to convey their 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 personnages that have been chosen wisely enables 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 presented 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 trained generations of dancers and who continue to develop this practice.

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

 

Photo credits: David Schaffer

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.

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

Choregraphy assistant: Jane-Carole Bidaud

Help with staging and acting: Delphine Lacouque

Performers on tour 2017-18: Aline Dasilva, Clément James , Cault NzeloMarc-Olivier Picard and Séverine Bidaud

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 :