The students of the Germaine Tillon middle-school in Livry-Gargan directed a short film as part of a workshop organised by Belladone.
The students imagined a short film around a strange dance fever that plagued the inhabitants of Strasbourg in 1518. Very little information exists explaining as to why these people started to dance: was it a sickness, an epidemic, a way of standing up to oppression? Street dance remains in any occasion a subversive art form as the question of the body in public spaces is one that is always redefined. This short-film allowed the students to work with different genres, from documentary to fiction and dance.
This workshop was led by Yves Mwamba as part of the “Parcours Culture et Art au Collège” an initiative of the Seine-Saint-Denis department. With the help of Nadia El Ghozi and Méghane Dormes, a project choregraphed by Yves Mwamba according to an idea by Elise Picon and a script by Julie Bonan. Video directed by Lorenz Findeisen.