Through a dance video, a group of students from Liberté middle-school in Drancy tell the story of fifty Strasbourg citizens that were struck by a dance fever in 1518. Very little information exists explaining as to why these people started to dance: was it a sickness, an epidemic, or 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 showcases the way these students created an unusual poetical world by working with their own bodies. After the choreographer presented the student with this idea of working on reinterpreting this piece of news from the 16th century, the group imagined the movements that could make up this particular dance if this fever struck today, drawing from different genres: hip-hop, contemporary dance and traditional dance.
This workshop was led by Yves Mwamba and Elise Picon as part of the “Parcours Culture et Art au Collège” an initiative of the Seine-Saint-Denis department.
The students of the Jacques Jorissen middle-school in Drancy are happy to present their Sonomaton, a collective oral self-portrait where the students show the sounds that make up their world. Each of them drew from their own memories the sounds that constitute their present and past.
This project was led by Mathilde Guermonprez and a group of students from the Jacques Jorissen middle-school in Drancy, as part of the artistic education program launched by Belladone with the support of the Seine-Saint-Denis CAC initiative.
“Les Ruffins, les Morillons et nous” is a documentary made by the students of the George Politzer middle-school in Montreuil. The students and inhabitants of the Ruffins and Morillons neighbourhoods were encouraged to tell their versions of what these places mean to them. They tell us which places make up their everyday lives and which don’t.
What images and what representations do these inhabitants hold of these neighbourhood, of Montreuil as a whole and even of Paris ? Interviewed by the students, each was encouraged to tell a personal anecdote linked to their lives in the neighbourhood.
This workshop was led by Marjolaine Normier, and was part of the cursus « parcours Culture et Art au Collège », an initiative of the Seine-Saint-Denis department.