In its Japanese version, hip-hop is revealed in its most frontal form, raw, without dramaturgy, public face: today, the best dancers of the genre come from the land of the rising sun. New gestures, incredible virtuosity and references drawn from the 1980s, but also from the musicals of the 1930s and 1940s: Japanese hip-hop stands out as a true encyclopedia of movement, led by a breathtaking sense of unison . Filmed in 2012 at the Lyon Dance Biennale, three groups succeeded each other, before competing for a final free style challenge: Mortal Combat (from breakdance from the manga universe), Repoll: FX (in an 80s style inspired by funk-soul music and the swag of Cab Calloway), Former Aktion (performers practicing popping, dancing standing, on the model of electric boogaloo).
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After studies of mathematics preparatory class and medecine studies, Luc Riolon begins to make films within the framework of his Faculty of Medicine, then met the famous choreographers of the 80s (Maguy Marin, Mark Tompkins, Josef Nadj, Daniel Larrieu Daniel, Odile Duboc, Josette Baiz, Angelin Prljocaj, etc.) with whom he shoots numerous films (re-creation for the camera, the illegal securements). In the 80s with the American choreographer Mark Tompkins he introduces the video on the stage, broadcasting live on big screens the images which he shoots with his camera by being on the stage with the dancers, mixing live images and pre-recorded images. With Daniel Larrieu he participates in the creation of the famous show WATERPROOF, the contemporary choreography which takes place in a swimming pool, by filming live) the dancers dancing in the water and mixing the live images with pre-recorded underwater images. This choreography has been shown in many countries (USA, Canada, Spain, England…)
Then he collaborates during 10 years with the famous french TV producer Eve Ruggieri for her programs" Musics in the heart ". He shoots with her of numerous documentaries about classical music, opera singers and dance. From 1999 he directs documentaries of scientific popularization, by following researchers attached to the resolution of a particular ecologic enigma. These two artistic and scientific domains which can seem separated are nevertheless, for Luc Riolon, connected by the same approach : the deep desire to understand the world, by the art or by the scientific research, and to restore it to the largest number. Among his recent scientific documentaries, we can quote for example " The Enigma of the Black Caiman ", Living and dying in the swamp " or " The Nile delta: The end of the miracle ". “Chernobyl, a natural history ? “ These documentaries of scientific popularization recently have been awarded in international festivals.
Mortal Combat, Repoll:FX, Former Aktion
Production / Coproduction of the video work
24images ; Biennale de la danse 2012