Urban dances tour in 10 cities around the world

  • Performance-lecture

90 min.




CNDB "Stere Popescu” hall (Mărășești, 80-82)


Urban dances tour in 10 cities around the world /
Le tour du monde des danses urbaines en dix villes

From South Africa to Jamaica, from the United States to Angola, Brazilian choreographer Ana Pi offers an urban dance tour of the world, through ten cities and ten different types of dances. Every street dance is about a city, its violence and injustice, but also its vibrant energy.

Nowadays, urban dances are spreading mainly through the internet, which makes their evolution popular throughout the world. Ana Pi created the Urban Dance World Tour in 2014. Since then, she has performed it over 400 times around the world for audiences of all ages.

Urban dances in South America, the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa are always linked to the diverse body of African dance, which migrated with slaves and deported immigrants from the mainland. These forms of urban dance were invented in the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, shaped by waves of deportation and immigration. In these dances, one can also see the complex legacy of this deeply unequal social order coming to the surface.

– Ana Pi

Artistic direction, concept and choreography: Ana Pi (FR/BR)
Performance: Ana Pi
Text : Ana Pi
Video: Ana Pi
Collaborators: Cecilia Bengolea, François Chaignaud

Ana Pi is a choreographer and visual artist, researcher in urban dance, dancer and teacher. She is currently an associate choreographer at MAC VAL, the museum of contemporary art in Val-de-Marne and at La Briqueterie – CDCN, for the European project Dancing Museums: The Democracy of Beings. In 2020, she received a grant from the MoMA in New York to create The Divine Cypher in Haiti.

Produced by

Executive producer
Latitudes Prod. – Lille

Co-produced by
Association des Centres de Développement Chorégraphique Nationaux, with the support of Direction Générale de la Création Artistique (La Place de la Danse CDCN Toulouse Occitanie; La Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine; La Maison Uzès Gard Occitanie ; Les Hivernales CDCN d’Avignon; Le Pacifique CDCN Grenoble Auvergne-Rhône-Alpe; Art Danse CDCN Bourgogne-Franche-Comté; La Briqueterie CDCN Val-de-Marne; Atelier de Paris CDCN; L’échangeur CDCN Hauts- de-France; Le Gymnase CDCN Hauts-de-France; Pole-Sud CDCN Strasbourg; Touka Danses CDCN Guyane.)

Vlovajob Pru, Annie Bozzini and the CDCN team, sponsors of the work. The whole street dance artists community which made this research possible.

Event presented in partnership with the French Institute in Romania.

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Urban dances tour in 10 cities around the world

Artistic direction, concept and choreography: Ana Pi (FR/BR)

Urban dances tour in 10 cities around the world
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