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France, 2017

Production : Les Films Pelléas

Programmed by Jean-Marie Barbe

Without dialogue



The krump is a dance born in the black ghettos of Los Angeles after the riots of 1995. Clément Cogitore, through this performance at the Bastille Opera, creates a battle between the urban culture and the music of Rameau.

A word from Tënk

This under-five-minute film did quite well on the Internet. Jean-Phillipe Rameau’s music as interpreted by Krump (a highly technical variant of hip-hop dance) dancers certainly gives off a wild and revolutionary energy. Perhaps its most powerful element is the synchronisation of three centuries of time. What Clément Cogitore has achieved is a marriage of aristocratic baroque music with a dance born from low-income Black communities in Los Angeles in response to police violence. Les Indes galantes’ use of a sequence shot provides a sublime moment of exaltation, a hymn to art’s resistance to the passage of time.

Jean-Marie Barbe
Producer and Co-founder of the États Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas

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