"Going beyond the language and cultural barriers and pre-defined codes is a challenge taken on by dance on a daily basis thanks to the universal language of the body.
In the framework of the project initiated by the 7STEPS network, I will bring together British, Finnish, Danish, Dutch and Belgian dancers on a single stage.
In each of these countries, hip-hop dance has a story of its own. The challenge of this performance will be to confront them in order to gather them better. « The whole is greater than the sum of its parts » : the uniqueness of these 10 artists, their audacity, will form the basis of this unprecedented artistic collaboration as well as what will spice up this human adventure.
Beyond this creation, 7STEPS feeds into an important reflection on the forms and generations’ renewal in hip-hop dance. It is also the professionalisation of this dance form at international level that is at stake.
I am convinced that the development of a European identity can also be achieved through dance, by inventing a new common history."
Artistic director and choreographer Mourad Merzouki
Assistant of the choreographer Kader Belmoktar
Artists Jennifer Bonsenge, Kloe Dean, Ida Frost, Anna Jeppesen, Samantha Mavinga, Nicole McDowall, Kaisa Nieminen, Joëlla Rahina Ramos, Djinti Sullivan, Sonja Tamminen
Lighting design Yoann Tivoli
Costume design Emilie Carpentier
Mobb Deep, Burn
Ensemble Kapsberger (directed by Rolf Lislevand), Tarantellas
Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu, directed by Franck-Emmanuel Comte
La Cicerenella (soprano : Heather Newhouse)
Tarentelles instrumentales napolitaines
La Carpinese (soprano : Heather Newhouse)
Concerto pour cordes en sol mineur, Antonio Vivaldi
Eia Mater, Antonio Vivaldi (contre-tenor : Daniel Cabena)
A Cantina, tarentelle
Alva Noto, Uni Rec