It’s time to dance once more because the present ‘Electrik’ involves Hyderabad on Might 11 as a part of Bonjour India 2022. Hosted by Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad, the Elektro dance with a contact of European music was created by well-liked choreographer Blanca Li in 2005. A workforce of seven dancers from her dance firm in Paris are presently in India for a multi-city present in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi.
“Elektro dance was born at a nightclub within the suburbs of Paris round 2005; At first, they only needed to bop with a play of sunshine,” shares workforce supervisor Stéphane Hivert. Within the one-hour-fifteen-minute present, the distinctive choreography that blends electro music with Baroque influences guarantees to move the viewers to a world the place dancers create optical illusions with their actions. The choreography is in elements by Blanca Li and the dancers select their very own actions. “When the dancers started performing, they have been solely 20 years outdated. Now, they’re mature and their decade-long expertise displays within the actions,” says Stephane.
Since 2010, the group has travelled throughout the globe for exhibits that shouldn’t have any story to inform. Additionally, they don’t have solely Elektro music as ‘it might have been too lengthy, loud and repetitive for the viewers.’ “The primary half has a contact of Baroque music and because the present progresses, the depth of Elektro dance explodes on the stage,” he provides.
With a pink conventional stole round his neck, dancer Slate Hemedi walks in with co-dancer Lorenzo da Selva, jubilant after his win on the ‘battle’ (up to date dance competitors) in Mumbai.
Slate calls the present a chance to provide dance’s common message which is to have a good time life. “Elektro for me is just like the disco of the twenty first century. Many dancers residing in distant corners have begun to make use of the web due to our movies on social media. We share our work in every single place.”
Lorenzo chips in, “We’re from totally different international locations however by no means converse badly about them or their tradition; we respect them. Additionally, there isn’t any race in Elektro dance because it was born within the golf equipment. We’re gender-neutral and from totally different origins. We love our dance.
Slate observes that COVID-19 created a break nevertheless it can’t be an excuse to not be taught/pursue. “First it was World Battle, then got here the Chilly battle, Ebola, Chikungunya and now COVID. Challenges will at all times be there however we have to discover a strategy to optimize the time to share and unfold, say with on-line occasions/workshops. We by no means know what occurs subsequent, in order artists, we have to be taught and adapt.”
Slate goes on to indicate us a mudra he learnt in Mumbai, as Lorenzo shares that being rooted is his dancing mantra. “The Elektro dance group in Mumbai requested me find out how to create one’s personal model. I instructed them, ‘You’re from a rustic that has a thousand years of historical past and dance that’s complicated, with mudras, totally different footsteps and positions which are centuries outdated. Be your self, use your id in dance and create your personal model.”