Premiere – January, 2013
First and foremost, The Roots is a human adventure, a journey enacted by eleven exceptional hip-hop dancers. Chapter after chapter, the actual performance transforms, opens up new horizons and brings the spectator elsewhere. This universe consists of ordinary settings, a table, a crackling vinyl record on a turntable, childhood memories.. Music plays a crucial part, stirring and calling for the unity of dancers. Brahms, Glazounov, electro music... all these melodies open doors to a dancing mankind.
This creation digs into one’s history, each dancer with their strengths and their own path. Starting from their unique style honed over the years, I initiate a journey from the roots towards bodies’ memory. The Roots represent the rewards of this quest: drawing from the generosity of this dance in order to discover new paths.
Artistic director and choreographer Kader Attou
Scenography Olivier Borne
Creation of the original painting Ludmila Volf
Original sound creation Régis Baillet – Diaphane, along with additional music
Lights Fabrice Crouzet
Costumes designer Nadia Genez
Cast: Babacar «Bouba» Cissé, Bruce Chiefare, Virgile Dagneaux, Erwan Godard, Mabrouk Gouicem, Adrien Goulinet, Kevin Mischel, Artem Orlov, Mehdi Ouachek, Nabil Ouelhadj, Maxime Vicente