Power Moves

The production will be shown from November 28 (premiere) to November 29 at tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf.

Five highly skilled Hip Hop dancers from South-East Asia encounter choreographer Fabien Prioville in Düsseldorf to work on a new project that is dedicated to the large complex of Power – Body – Movement.

Power Moves, a term used in street dance, mostly define movements in B-Boying that are specifically impressive, virtuosic and powerful. They are the initial starting point and become part of the research question in how connections between power and movement in dance, are analysed in their negative outgrowth and can yet be artistically transformed and produced positive.

Research areas of the new choreography are Power Moves ‘in court’ and ‘in battle during competition’: In ceremonies and movement cultures, how (in-) visible or (un-) clear is power undermined, illustrated and generated? Historic continuities and breaks of both spheres ‘court and Hip Hop’ are worked with: How do bodies move in contexts of power and can they be (re-) staged playfully?

concept/choreography: Fabien Prioville
dance: Mohammad Farid Bin Mohd Yasin, Wladislaw Buravzev, Paris Crossley, Shanice Elizabeth Kwok, Ong Xing Kai
light design: Tobias Heide
production assistent: Jessica Prestipino
management/pr: Alexandra SchmidtConcept

A production by fabien prioville dance company, co-produced by tanzhaus nrw.
Funded by: Kunststiftung NRW, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Stadt Wuppertal.