This autobiographical show uses movement, poetry and song and puts a comedic twist on the profound and surreal circumstances that surrounded her father’s death.
This captivating and poignant work is a masterful demonstration of wealth that hip hop has to offer.
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Choreographer and Performer: Kloé Dean
Musician: Teresa Origone
Performers: Sean Graham & Stefano A.Addae
Producer: Emily Crouch
About Kloé Dean
Kloé is a choreographer and dance artist and for 10 years has ran her own all-female led company, Myself UK Dance promoting ambition, individuality and self-worth through the medium of hip hop dance, funk and urban dance styles.
"Kloe Dean is a force in UK hip-hop who has been creating, teaching and inspiring for the past decade both nationally and internationally. She is one of few female hip-hop choreographers making a long-term impact on the sector. A reliable trustworthy and exciting ambassador, Kloe is one to watch over the next decade to come" – Hakeem Oinbudo (Impact Dance & Change Maker at The Place, 2019)
Popping and shifting both in unison and discord, the performers reveal the complexities of sibling relationships.
In AlShe/Me (pronounced as “alchimie” in French), Linda Hayford appears on stage alongside her older brother, Mike Hayford. Years after having given her a leg up in the world of popping, the dancer accompanies his sister in a duo that focuses on the ephemeral character of the genre.
Age Recommendation: 8+
Choreography: Linda Hayford
Interpretation: Linda Hayford & Mike Hayford
Outside view: Bruce Chiefare, Saïdo Lehlouh
Music: Link Berthomieux
Lighting: Nicolas Miravete
Costumes: Laure Maheo
Cie Inside Out’s creation
Production: Garde Robe
Executive production: CCNRB
The Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, directed by the collective FAIR-E, is an association that receives grants from the Ministry of Culture (Direction régionale des Affaires culturelles / Bretagne), the city of Rennes, the Regional Council of Brittany and Ille-et-Vilaine Departemental Council.
Co-production: Initiatives d’Artistes en Danses Urbaines – Fondation de France – La Villette 2016, Le Triangle, Cité de la danse – Rennes, Le Pont des Arts – Centre culturel de Cesson- Sévigné, Cie Engrenage.
With support from DRAC Bretagne under the 2016 project aid and Rennes Métropole as part of the Mutualized Residence scheme.
About Linda Hayford
Although Linda Hayford is best known as an ambassador for popping, her dance practice has evolved through the encounter between genres and moves. Above all a practitioner of upright dance inspired by funk and its diverse aesthetics, she is driven by a desire for versatility and a blend of styles that calls for team battles, which brings her into contact with hype, of course popping, as well as locking, the new style, and house. As part of the group Paradox-sal, launched by Ousmane Sy, and the INsideOut dance company she founded, the Rennes-based dancer and choreographer adopts an open-ended and plural approach.
Taking a crossover of styles as her starting point, Linda Hayford finds a common thread between multiple emotional and physical states and focuses her aesthetic research on metamorphosis. Her inaugural solo Shapeshifting materialises the power represented by the passage from one form to another in an intimate fresco that deploys a succession of chimeras. In the process of this quest for transformation, the switch-point or the flipping point between forms and energies charts the course of action sustained by the desire to get closer to the animal side of the body.
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Spring Season 2020