Last update: 07:00 | 28/05/2017
Hiphop show “Sadako” will be held at IDECAF,28 Le Thanh Ton, District 1, HCM City on June 9.
With “Sadako”, Valentine Nagata-Ramos revives a Japanese tragedy. According to one legend, anyone who folds 1000 paper cranes will see his wish fulfilled. Sadako Sasaki, a young victim of the atomic bomb of Hiroshima, was only able to make 644 origamis before being swept away by her leukemia at the age of 12 and buried by his classmates with the remaining 356 cranes that they folded for her.
This piece is an opportunity for the French-Japanese dancer to make a journey into her mixed origins by combining hip hop and Japanese dance theatrical art of butoh, and to invite us to accompany her again on the tortuous path of childhood, between pain and hope.
Valentine Nagata-Ramos is one of the key figures of French breakdance. As a member of the first French hip hop company, she won numerous international competitions and taught breakdance on French television before creating her own company, “Uzumaki”.
The first part will be “I AM YOU” from a workshop of Valentine Nagata-Ramos with Vietnamese breakdancers whose identity will be confirmed soon.
Also within the framework of the “French Hip Hop Nights” are “In The Middle” by the company Swaggers on 10 June at 8 pm at the HCM Opera House and a Hip-hop evening on June 10 at 10 pm at Piu Piu.
Contemporary dance – hip hop “In the Middle” by Swaggers with the support of the Institut français de Paris will take place in HCM City on June 10 and at Youth Theater, 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hanoi on June 12.
The exclusively female Swaggers team is touring Asia to present their famous show “In the middle” – a dance piece choreographed for seven female hip hop dancers. Images of Western infinite beauty incorporate with elegant and sensual dance moves to create a breathtaking performance.
With this dance piece, choreographer Marion Mottin wants to expose all expressive possibilities of the body, as well as the feelings and emotions of the dancers. Inspired by each team member, the performance is a journey of finding the inner balance that we seem to have forgotten.