Fri 04.1020:00 - 22:00DOMZAAL
At the start of the new millennium a new subgenre of music originated in the Ivorian community of Paris: Coupé-Décalé. Highly syncopated songs filled with bling-bling and a high dosage of machismo.
Back in Ivory Coast the reckless, joyful and light-hearted style of Coupé-Décalé manages to bring people together in a country that is divided by economic, political and military crises. Out of these spontaneous street dances arose Roukasskass. Heavily influenced by hip hop and breakdance, young dancers started to perform some extremely acrobatic routines.
In ‘Roukasskass Club’ Vooruit resident Nadia Beugré recreates the atmosphere of an Ivorian nightclub, inspired by her own experiences.
“Ms. Beugré knows how to make a crowd trust her just as, in a split second, she knows how to knock the air out of people. She’s wild, like the wind”
creation Nadia Beugré - assistant / DJ Jean-Paul Mehansio - master of ceremony DJ Meko / Kader Lassina Touré - collaborative performers Alaingo, Morris Vandaele, Nestor Kouamé, Ordinateur, Tchala - coproduction Musée de la Danse/Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, Arts Centre Vooruit