SKILLZ

A fun educational video game about hip-hop dance
Production 2021




SKILLZ is an educational video game about hip-hop dance designed to expand the public’s knowledge and understanding of dance and movement, raise an awareness of the diversity of “hip-hop” dance forms and promote the dancers who make up the French hip-hop scene.
The fun, interactive video game SKILLZ is designed to help the public recognize the different hip-hop dance styles by watching footage of famous dancers. Through dance, the public will sharpen its perception of movement and hone its analytical skills.
Hosted on a responsive design website accessible via a computer, tablet or touch-phone, the video game will be made available to the audiences of various theatres and academic or associative partners, and will provide an entertaining accompaniment to the different shows and workshops staged by the par Terre / Anne Nguyen Dance Company. It may be used to build up hip-hop dance awareness on the social networks of theatres and their partners. The video game SKILLZ will enable the public to acquaint itself with most of the dancers having already performed in the different productions staged by the par Terre / Anne Nguyen Dance Company.

Cast

Concept and creative direction, texts, artistic conception of video installation: Anne Nguyen
Videos, co-artistic conception of video installation: Claudio Cavallari
Artistic advice, #HASHTAGS: Fabrice Labrana
Video selection: Anne Nguyen, Fabrice Labrana
Development of beta version, co-artistic conception of video installation: Alexis de Bretagne
Web development: Louis-Alban Kim and Pierre-François Salmand
Co-ordination: Anaïs Nguyen Khac
Performers: Warenne Adien (Desty Wa), Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim (SonYa), Wilfried Ble (Wolf), Santiago Codon Gras (Santiago), Yanis Bouregba (Yanis), Alan Delahaye (Will), Abdou Diarra (Mamson), Magali Duclos (Magali), Farrah Elmaskini (Farrah), Cintia Golitin (Cintia), Tip Goyi Tangale (Tip), Linda Hayford (Linda), Hakim Hachouche (Hakim), Massangila Hugues Lumengo (Yugson), François Kaleka (Randonneur), Yanis Khelifa (Yanou), Ange Koué (Ange), Fabrice Labrana (Fabbreezy), Odile Lacides (Odile), Karl Libanus (Kane Wung), Pascal Luce (Scalp), Josepha Madoki (Princess Madoki), Gassama Mahamadou (Gass), Fabrice Mahicka (Faboo), Jean-Baptiste Matondo (John Smith), Blondy Moka-Kisoka (Blondy), Antonio Mvuani Gaston (Tonio), Valentine Nagata-Ramos (Val), Mounia Nassangar (Mounia), Sacha Négrevergne (Sacha), Jessica Noita (Jess), Yanka Pedron (Yanka), Maxime Pliya (Max), Rebecca Pregnon (Pennsatucky), Rebecca Rheny (Poca), Guillaume Tanjon (Mista O), Rotha Tuy (Rotha), Lorenzo Vayssiere (Sweet), Konh-Ming Xiong (Killa) Original music: Sébastien Lété, Mahicka, Aaron Evo, Diame Heatmaker, Greg Kozo

Partners

Coproduction:  L’Auditorium Seynod; Centre de la danse de la Communauté Urbaine Grand Paris Seine & Oise.
With the support of Centre d’Art et de Culture de Meudon.

The par Terre Dance Company is funded by l’Aide pluriannuelle du Ministère de la Culture / DRAC Île-de-France, la Région Île-de-France for “Permanence Artistique et Culturelle” and l’Aide au fonctionnement du Département du Val-de-Marne.
In 2024/2025, the par Terre / Anne Nguyen Dance Company is an associate artist to La Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux • La Rochelle, as part of the associate artist residency program by the ministry of Culture, and to Théâtre des 2 Rives de Charenton-le-Pont.
In 2024/2025, the par Terre / Anne Nguyen Dance Company is in residency at l’Opéra de Massy.