JE suis TOI ( I am YOU)/ creation 2014 - length: 25/30 min

"Questioned by the shadow, during a scenic seen in choreographer Anne Nguyen's piece: Promenade Obligatoire, I wish to develop a choreographic piece based on this theme, as a duet, using bboying esthetics.

I'm inspired by a social-isolation phenomenom called Hikikomori in japanese ( a contemporary movement in which a young adult chooses to separate himself from the outside world by locking himself into an enclosed area) to show the erratic quest of a being whose life no longer makes anymore sense. Eventually, the being comes to the realization that he wants to escape his life of isolation, retake control of his life, face others and confront his shadow ( who is himself).

In this mixed duet, competitive games take place which include interweaving flight and approaching. The two dancers perform breakdancing in a fluid manner, with technical movements on the floor. Breakdancing, a very individualistic dance, is transformed into a contact dance using rhythmic tones from electronic and acoustic percussions."



JE suis TOI work in progress teaser: click HERE




Choreography: Valentine Nagata-Ramos

Dancers: Laurent Kong a Siou, Valentine Nagata-Ramos

Lighting Design: Esteban Loirat

Composer and soundtrack assembling: Patrick Chamblas




Production: Uzumaki Company


Co-production: CCN La Rochelle/Poitou-Charentes, Kader Attou/Accrorap Company, Initiatives d'Artistes en Danses Urbaines ( Fondation de France - Parc de la Villette - avec le soutien de la Caisse des Dépôts et de l'Acsé), Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val de Marne / Käfig Company


Support:  Initiatives d'Artistes en Danses Urbaines, CCN La Rochelle/Poitou-Charentes, Kader Attou/Accrorap Company, L'Avant-Scène Cognac et l'ASERC, Centre de danse du Galion d'Aulnay-sous-bois, CND de Pantin, Centre Chorégraphique National de Créteil et du Val de Marne / Käfig Company, Centre chorégraphique Pôle Pik - Bron, Maison Folie Wazemmes - Lille.


The Uzumaki Company is funded by Aide au projet DRAC Ile-de-France - Cultural and Communication Ministry.

JE suis TOI is funded by Aide à l'écriture from Association Beaumarchais-SACD ( French Society of Dramatics Authors and Composers).




To download more info about JE suis TOI: click HERE