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French MovesThe Cultural Politics of le hip hop$
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Felicia McCarren

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199939954

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939954.001.0001

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Dancing in and out of the Box

Dancing in and out of the Box

Franck II Louise’s Drop It! and Compagnie Choream’s Epsilon

(p.99) Chapter 4Dancing in and out of the Box
French Moves

Felicia McCarren

Oxford University Press

French hip hop choreographies discussed in this book respond to a range of discourses about dance, from the “primitivism” projected onto it as a physical form to a means to represent a futuristic, hybrid body, from traditional to hypermodern dance, from sport to art and from popular to classical and concert dance. Chapter 4 exposes the historical links between dance and technologies, the elaboration of visual technologies in synch with dance, and the role that dance plays in regard to new media. Two hip-hop full-length choreographies in the mold of the machine ballets of the 1920s, one by Frank II Louise (Drop It! 2000) and the other by Compagnie Choream, (Epsilon, 1999) comment on the wonders and horrors of technology and think through the hybridity of human and machine.


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