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From the world of hip hop and its influence, the choreographers Bouside Ait Atmane, Iffra Dia, Linda Hayford and Saïdo Lehlouh, united under the aegis of the FAIR-E collective, respond to the invitation of the Biennale de la danse to offer a genuine and original choreographic immersion in the Usines Fagor.

The collective, which heads the National Choreography Centre (CCN) of Rennes and Brittany, advocates the act of “making” as a way of seeing the world – and as a way of appropriating its immediate environment, and where possible injecting desire, poetry, fairness, imagination, joy, commonality and sharing. The UP/DOWN/LEFT/ RIGHT/TWIST immersion asks each of us questions about how we relate to so-called “underground” cultures, practices and artistic gestures, which are viewed as marginal whereas they currently tend to be described as “mainstream”. Hip hop dances, which over four decades have seen their status change from niche “underground” artistic practices to major aesthetic trend, contain innovations based on unique modes of relationship with the audience; on values such as autodidacticism and dialogue with other aesthetic forms; on the individual-collective relationship; and on being inherently rooted in reality. In France, as in many other countries, their rapid spread has helped to diversify popular dances and to renew practices related to them. For this novel proposition, tailored to the Biennale de la danse de Lyon, the FAIR-E collective is inviting artists from multiple backgrounds. Solos, performances, a battle concept, shared dances, film screenings, graff sessions and radio conversations will generate numerous flourishes of artistry during this carte blanche event, where underground and upperground will rub shoulders. Come to immerse yourself in a moving experience. Come to observe, take part, read, listen and dance in UP/DOWN/ LEFT/RIGHT/TWIST!


*11h - 22h Non-stop
Film screenings, (in)volontary sidesteps, graff session, barbecue, radio stream and more to come...

11h-13h Collective practices session
– Directed practice – Public taster workshops – Workshops for professionals

13h-14h30 Self-led practices in the spaces with DJ

14h30-17h30 Collective immersion based on the corpus of FAIR-E’s pieces + guests
Casting (in progress):
– Collectif FAIR-E - Bouside Ait Atmane, Iffra Dia, Linda Hayford et Saïdo Lehlouh – Collectif Parvie, Blondy Mota Kisoka, Marina de Remedios, Jerson Diasanoma, Lumi SOW, Kaê Carvahlo, Andrège Bidiamambu, Mike Hayford, Kaide Gonzales, Alesya Dobysh, Junior Almeida, Walid, Karima, Dominique Lesdema, Raphaël Stora ....

18h-20h Battle concept by Pac Pac

20h-22h The Ones battle by Bouside Ait Atmane
A 3 vs 3 all-style battle concept, showcasing the aesthetic approaches and prowess of several teams as well as their individual members. Three members per crew are invited to take part, while a fourth one serves as the judge. The Ones thus becomes a confrontation between dancers, but in a friendly and sharing atmosphere – a battle where, in the osmosis and alchemy of the moment, everyone gets their kicks both as group and solo performers.

22h-2h After party at Club Bingo
With Mounia Nassangar a.k.a Djasra LEGGO, Lumi SOW, Break the Rave and Aho Ssan...


À partir de 10 ans




Participatory event — 2023

The Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, directed by the FAIR-E collective, is an association subsidised by the Ministère de la Culture (Direction régionale des Affaires culturelles / Bretagne), the City of Rennes, the Région Bretagne and the Conseil départemental d'Ille-et-Vilaine

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