One of the founding mantras of hip hop dance is “Peace, Unity, Love, and Having Fun.” A joyous start to this artistic movement, part of French culture for more than thirty years now, having featured and promoted a wide range of dancers. They began in the street and swiftly moved onto social media and YouTube; now some of them have been brought together onstage by the choreographer Amala Dianor, casting a wide swath among A List dancers.
How did this philosophy, these dance techniques and this memory move from generation to generation? Between the old-timers and the young hotheads, Dianor sought to preserve the “challenge” concept, the confrontational nature of their performance as well as their sheer pleasure in dancing, with an overriding feeling of goodwill between all the parties, in the communication of movement, of solidarity, irrespective of each person’s age or origins. This piece is an answer and an offering channeling all the perspectives we all have.
No upcoming representation.
Amala Dianor is associated artist to Touka Danses, CDCN Guyane, France (2021-2024) and Théâtre de Macon, France (2021-24) ; Les Quinconces - l’Espale, scène nationale le Mans, France (2021-2024).
Cie Amala Dianor / Kaplan, sustained by French State - DRAC Pays de la Loire, Pays de la Loire Region, Town of Angers. Since 2020, it is receiving the support of BNP Paribas Foundation.