Ula Sickle, Dinozord, Jolie Ngemi & Yann Leguay [BE]

Solid Gold & Jolie

Solid Gold & Jolie
Solid Gold & Jolie

09.06 – 10.06.2011

The roots of hip hop

The Brussels-Canadian choreographer Ula Sickle has created solos for, and together with, two dancers from Kinshasa, Dinozord and Jolie Ngemi.

Solid Gold, danced by Dinozord, draws from his background in hip hop, tracing an alternative dance history that passes through styles as diverse as traditional African dance and early Broadway entertainment to more recent dances sampled from MTV and the internet. The second solo, Jolie, stays in the present, while looking towards the future. Popular dance sampled from Congolese music videos and nightclubs is the main source of inspiration. 
Musician Yann Leguay creates a live sound track for both pieces using the sounds produced by the dancers themselves - their voices, footsteps and breath.

SOLID GOLD
concept
Ula Sickle | created in collaboration with Dinozord & Yann Leguay | performance Dinozord | sound concept & design Yann Leguay | lighting design Ula Sickle & Peter Fol | production Caravan Production for Rebeccca September vzw (Brussels) | residencies Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats (Brussels), Les Bains Connective (Brussels), KVS (Brussels), Tangente (Montreal) | support Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, l’Office franco-québécois de la jeunesse, the Canada Council for the Arts | thanks to Studios Kabako (RDC), Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing), Kaaitheater (Brussels) 

JOLIE concept Ula Sickle | created in collaboration with Jolie Ngemi & Yann Leguay | performance Jolie Ngemi | sound concept Yann Leguay | sound programing Sylvain Lebeux | lighting design Ula Sickle & Peter Fol | production Caravan Production for Rebeccca September vzw (Brussels) | coproduction Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales Seine-Saint-Denis, Kaaitheater (Brussels), KVS (Brussels), B:OM Festival (Seoul) with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Arts Management Service | residencies KVS & Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles (Kinshasa), Seoul Arts Space - Mullae (Seoul), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels)