Pockemon Crew presents new breed of hip hop

The Pockemon Crew returns to the Philippines with their newest hip hop creation

The Pockemon Crew returns to the Philippines with their newest hip hop creation

The Alliance française de Manille and SM Aura Premier, with the support of the Embassy of France, present Silence, on tourne ! And . . . Action!, the new performance of Hip Hop Dance World Champion Pockemon Crew on May 28, 8 p.m. at the Samsung Hall of the SM Aura Premier.

The Pockemon Crew returns to the Philippines with their newest creation featuring nine dancers that will explore two worlds they love: cinema and the origins of hip-hop movements. Silence on tourne ! is also a glimpse of their home city, Lyon, where cinema was invented by the Lumière Brothers at the end of 19th century. The black and white cinema embellished by this colorful dance inspires this performance.

Through sets and costumes inspired by classical film studios, the dancers bring the audience in a dance and musical journey with impressive physical prowess. The show manages to convey the unifying power that made the success of American musical choreography during the time of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Vincente Minnelli or Stanley Donen. It features a series of acts accompanied by a soundtrack and a lighting stage design reminiscent of Broadway and the golden age of Hollywood musical films.

As a tribute to cinema and the journey towards modern times, this new creation looks back to the origins of Hip Hop in New York in the 40s. Silence, on tourne ! is a performance that lives up to the reputation of the Pockemon Crew, a company in the constant quest for exploration and the discovery of new dimensions.

The Pockemon Crew began in 1996 to 1997, when the dancers were training at the plaza of the Lyon Opera. They performed as a professional group of breakdancers for 15 years. Since then, they have won several Hip Hop Competitions at national and international levels: the French Champion in Hip Hop dance in 2003 and 2008, the European Champion in 2004 and 2012 and the World Champion in 2003 and 2006. Today, the Pockemon Crew is a resident dance company at the Opera of Lyon.

For tickets, contact SM Tickets at 470-22-22 or visit www.smtickets.com. For more information, log on to www.alliance.ph, www.ambafrance-ph.org, pockemon-crew.net or contact Sabrina Durand, AFM Cultural Coordinator, at 895-7585, 895-7441 or email: sabrina@alliance.ph.


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