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The Author : Patricia Brignone

Patricia Brignone is a critic and Doctor in art history, with a keen interest in stage practices at the crossroads of various disciplines. She has collaborated in numerous media (artpress, Mouvement, Critique d'art, France-Culture) and has written sev... [ read more ]
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07 March 2019

The Amorous Indies
in the age of krump

In 2017, artist Clément Cogitore made a film with a high energy content. On the stage of the Opéra Bastille in Paris, around forty dancers are doing the krump, a street dance that originated in 2000s in the South Central district of Los Angeles. They display their movements and impose their style and culture to the baroque music of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s, Les Indes Galantes (The Amorous Indies). Shaking up time and genres, and above all avoiding the conventional pitfalls of appropriation, Cogitore succeeds in creating a forceful work that goes beyond cultural clichés.

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