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Silence, on tourne !  And…Action! POCKEMON CREW

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014– 8pm

SM AURA Premier – Samsung Hall

The Alliance française de Manille and SM Aura Premier, with the support of the Embassy of France, present Silence, on tourne ! And… Action!, the new performance of Hip Hop Dance World Champion POCKEMON CREW on May 28, 8:00 pm at the Samsung Hall of the SM Aura Premier.

The Pockemon Crew returns to the Philippines with their newest creation with 9 dancers, exploring two worlds they love: Cinema and the origins of hip-hop movements. Silence on tourne ! is also a glimpse of their home city, Lyon, where cinema was invented by the Lumière Brothers at the end of 19th century. The black and white cinema embellished by this colorful dance inspires this per­formance.

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Through sets and costumes inspired by classical film studios, the dancers bring the audience in a dance and musical journey with impressive physical prowess. The show manages to convey the unifying power that made the success of American musical choreography during the time of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Vincente Minnelli or Stanley Donen. It features a series of acts accompanied by a soundtrack and a lighting stage design reminiscent of Broadway and the golden age of Hollywood musical films.

As a tribute to cinema and the journey towards modern times, this new creation looks back to the origins of Hip Hop in New York in the 40’s. Silence, on tourne ! is a performance that lives up to the reputation of the Pockemon Crew, a company in the constant quest for exploration and the discovery of new dimensions.

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The Pockemon Crew began in 1996-1997, when the dancers were training at the plaza of the Lyon Opera. They performed as a professional group of break dancers for 15 years. Since then, they have won several Hip Hop Competitions at national and international levels: the French Champion in Hip Hop dance in 2003 and 2008, the European Champion in 2004 and 2012 and the World Champion in 2003 and 2006. Today, the Pockemon Crew is a resident dance company at the Opera of Lyon.

Ticket Prices: PHP 500 (orchestra seats) and PHP400 (balcony seats) – 20% for the AFM students and AFM members and groups of at least 20 persons.

Contact SM Tickets for ticket sales and info at 470-22-22 or visit www.smtickets.com

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Silence, on tourne ! And… Action! is organized by the Alliance française de Manille and SM Aura Premier, with the support of the Embassy of France to the Philippines and our official media partner, Solar News Channel. This event is part of the yearly French cultural program, FrancoPhil, with events that include the 19th French Film Festival, the Quatuor Parisii String Quartet concert, and the Fête de la Musique in June and the Tête d’enfant Modern Circus performance in October.

For more information, log on to: www.alliance.ph, www.ambafrance-ph.org, pockemon-crew.net or contact Sabrina Durand, AFM Cultural Coordinator, at 895-7585, 895-7441 or email: sabrina@alliance.ph.

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