Récital, a show that has marked the history of hip hop culture, is funny union where the energy of the hip-hop mingles with the tones of the violon and the talk box. Created in 1998, this piece continues to encounter diverse audiences all over the world.
"For Récital we have wished to develop a danced and musical work where antipodean tones fuse with humour, in a space towards which we were utter strangers. To destabilise our own vision of the hip-hop. Such are the elements which constitute the very essence of this new creation.”
A major figure on the hip-hop scene since the early 1990s, Merzouki works at the crossroads of many different disciplines: he adds circus, martial arts, fine arts, video and live music to his exploration of hip-hop dance. Without losing sight of the roots of hip-hop movement – of its social and geographical origins – this multidisciplinary approach opens new horizons and reveals original outlooks. Since 1996, 30 creations have been performed in 700 cities and 65 countries, with more than 3,000 performances given for 1.7 million people. Since 2009, Merzouki is director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne, where he created the festival Kalypso, a Parisian twin of his festival Karavel in the region of Lyon. In 2016, he is also appointed artistic director of Pôle en Scènes in Bron.
More information : http://ccncreteil.com/
Back in 1987, after having completed her studies at the Ecole nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière, Valérie Urréa began asserting her passion for visual and performing arts. Documentaries, live recordings, fictions, from 'Bruit Blanc' to 'L’Homme qui Danse', all of Valerie Urréa’s films, which are principally coproduced by ARTE, explore highly-sensitive themes such as autism, masculinity and issues concerning race, through artistic visions. Her multiple award-winning films are regularly presented in international festivals. She was guest-artist twice for the Commission Image Mouvement de la Délégation des Arts Plastiques (Image/Movement Commission of the French Visual Arts Delegation). At the same time, she was a teacher for several years at the École Supérieure des Arts Visuels (ESAV - Higher Institute for Visual Arts) in Marrakech, specializing in the relationships between images and performing arts.
Source : Valérie Urréa
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
Artistic direction / Conception
Yann Abidi, Brahim Bouchelaghem, Franck II Louise, Najib Guerfi, Rachid Hamchaoui, Mourad Merzouki et Chaouki Saïd
Réalisation du teaser Fabien Plasson, Images Réalisation : Valérie Urréa
Cissou Winling, Christine Thepenier
Ministère de la culture et de la communication, avec le concours du Mécénat de la Caisse des dépôts en faveur de la Danse (aide à la création), avec le soutien de la Maison de la Danse de Lyon, du TNDI Châteauvallon, de l'Espace Albert Camus de Bron
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Compagnie Käfig, Parc de la Grande Halle de la Villette, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon
Production / Coproduction of the video work
La Sept / ARTE & Ex Nihilo - 1999.