Saido Lehlouh

Curated Dance Series: Saido Lehlouh

Worldwide edition 2020

In the mid-90s, the style produced by the Parisian b-boying scene stunned the world with a new vision of breakdance. Wild Cat, Saïdo Lehlouh’s first choreographic attempt, created in 2018, foregrounds this style distinguished by its fluidity and its truly feline refinement. By taming the floor through touch, “Darwin” continuously builds a corporal vocabulary responsive to the needs of the moment. With his partner Johanna Faye, the other member of the Black Sheep dance company, Saïdo Lehlouh explores in Iskio, and later in Fact, the possibilities of speaking out in a choreographic dialog. In 2019, his adaptable performance Apaches arranges bodies and sets them to rhythm in a transitional space where the energy and sincere intentionality are the message.

About the Curated Dance Series:
Six choreographers, connoisseurs of the art form have been invited to present you what they think is relevant, best, urgent, beautiful, breathtaking and mesmerizing at the same time. While picking their brains we train our senses and eyes in search of what makes the ultimate danceseries that you want to watch over again and again and again until the next Summer Dance Forever.

Johanna Faye

Curated Dance Series: Johanna Faye

Worldwide edition 2020

Finding a middle ground through movement is among the key preoccupations of Johanna Faye’s creative gesture. Using non-verbal language, the choreographer opens a conversation that stems from the multiple sources of her inspiration, where the relationship to the dance floor, rooted in her practice as a b-girl, is coupled with verticality and a sensory approach to contemporary dance. Alongside Saïdo Lehlouh, her partner in the Black Sheep dance company, Johanna Faye explores—in a duo in Iskio, in a group in Fact, and in a trio in Afastado em—a world in which the human and material environments prompt the dancers to reshape their mutual interactions in motion.

About the Curated Dance Series:
Six choreographers, connoisseurs of the art form have been invited to present you what they think is relevant, best, urgent, beautiful, breathtaking and mesmerizing at the same time. While picking their brains we train our senses and eyes in search of what makes the ultimate danceseries that you want to watch over again and again and again until the next Summer Dance Forever.

Insight Body  by Dirk Korell

Curated Dance Series: Dirk Korell

Worldwide edition 2020

Presenting: 4 choreographers and an architect from 3 continents question the re-appropriation of the othered, exotified, exploited body. Their works develop notions of the physical, biological, social, collective and resilient bodies, as acts of creation and resistance in different political and social contexts in Brazil, Burkina-Faso and in France. Their visions are inspiring and creative visions, even an utopia, for renewed social and environmental relations to overcome (post)colonial paradigms and the trauma of the present health crisis.

For the full shows please visit:

Influences 2.0 by Bruce Chiefare
https://youtu.be/O2PcPZ3QCD8

Sangue by Flip Couto
https://youtu.be/60Mi43gQTnM

About Dirk Korell:
Dirk Korell is a producer and dramaturge based in Montpellier, France. His organization, camin aktion, develops fellowships with a number of artists, companies and collectives,mainly in the field of dance, with a strong link to the urban arts. Trained in theatre studies, Dirk develops cooperations with dance artists rooted in the hiphop culture since 1993. He cooperates with Storm since the mid-90’s and supported several artists in the construction of their artistic career. Dirk works worldwide and is also involved in creative processes via a dramaturgical approach. He is artistic advisor for festivals and venues in Europe and develops discussion formats related to the arts and societal topics, namely with Summer Dance Forever since now three years.

About the Curated Dance Series:
Six choreographers, connoisseurs of the art form have been invited to present you what they think is relevant, best, urgent, beautiful, breathtaking and mesmerizing at the same time. While picking their brains we train our senses and eyes in search of what makes the ultimate danceseries that you want to watch over again and again and again until the next Summer Dance Forever.