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YËS celebrates Yanice and Sébastien, two young dancers and beatboxers. This virtuoso duo blends hip hop and acting into an ode to the performer figure, and to tight-knit friendship and singularities.

It’s a YËS for Yanice and Sébastien. They are dancers but also beatbox and whistling experts. One loves quiet and being left in peace; the other is a real livewire – and their personalities and differences inspired Fouad Boussouf. After meeting the two young men when they were still in their teens, the choreographer specially wrote a subtle and dynamic duet for them. In this ode to their performer figures, to their singularities and to their multi-faceted identities, hip hop composition blends with acting. Close friends in everyday life, Yanice Djae and Sébastien Vague strengthen their bonds of friendship on stage, cranking up the games and challenging each other. The works of Fouad Boussouf – his new piece Fêu will also be performed at the Biennale de la danse – have communicative energy and spontaneity in spades. YËS is no exception.




Piece for 2 performers — 2021

Dance company Le Phare – CCN du Havre Normandie Performers Yanice Djae and Sébastien Vague Playwriting & actor direction Mona El Yafi Light design Fabrice Sarcy Tour & technical manager Aloïs Darles

Production takeover Le Phare - Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Normandie - direction Fouad Boussouf Production Dance company Massala Coproduction La Maison de la danse de Lyon, Scènes and Cinés, Scène conventionnée Art en territoire – Territoire Istres Ouest Provence, Espace André Malraux – Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Équinoxe – Scène nationale de Chateauroux, Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape Studio loan La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Théâtre Jean-Vilar - Vitry-sur-Seine, Le Studio Dahomey - Alfortville Le Phare - CCN du Havre Normandie is subsidised by Ministère de la Culture / DRAC Normandie, la Région Normandie, la Ville du Havre and le Département de la Seine-Maritime.

Fouad Boussouf is an associate artist at the Maison de la Musique de Nanterre, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national.