As a prelude to the establishment of the Accrorap Company in the Southern Region, this work is an invitation made by Kader Attou to ten or so professional hip-hop dancers of the Region to explore his artistic universe. This “all terrain” work – presented for the first time at the Marseille festival – has the vocation of reaching all publics and bringing hip-hop dance to where it is least expected, the depths of choreographic creation to weave links between the leading partners of the territory and the artists

Prélude is the story of the meeting between the music of Romain Dubois and the physicality of the male and female dancers. The music, a rhythmic and melodious crescendo, holds us in an intensity that becomes tension. The virtuosity of the dancers beats in unison with the music and the spectators’ attention. This tension increases and the community of dancers become one body to move in unison to the very end. The spectator is drawn in by this raw energy that takes them through the different states of these bodies and emotions. Holding their breath, they too embark on the journey proposed to them, participating in this release and final liberation.

Choreographer: Kader Attou
Dancers: Antuf « Jkay »Hassani, Azdine Bouncer, Alexis de Saint Jean, Damien Bourletsis, Simon Hernandez, Aline Lopes, Yann Miettaux, Nabjibe Said, Margaux Senechault
Musical composition : Romain Dubois
Lighting design : Cécile Giovansili-Vissière

Production : Compagnie Accrorap
Coproduction : Scènes et Cinés, Scène conventionnée Art en Territoire

This show is labeled as part of the regional season Rue et Cirque, Réseau R.I.R.
The show Prélude Out is listed in the Provence en Scène catalog (Oct 2024 / Sept 2025).

La Provence
The widely renowned choreographer presented his show Prélude in the street, and with this opened the season at the Scène Nationale in Cavaillon.
End of the afternoon in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.  The thermometer reads 33 degrees. Place de l’Eglise, hundreds of spectators are in place, waiting for something they already feel will be intense. Sitting at the stage control desk, a discrete man, wearing Bermudas, tries to quench his thirst under the sweltering sun. This man is simply one of the greatest choreographers in France today: Kader Attou, aged 49, born in Lyon, who, in his creations, interweaves contemporary dance movements with markers from hip-hop, as in his anthology works that have toured France and far beyond, from Allegria to The Roots. On that day, Kader Attou is present with the nine dancers, men and women, of his company Accrorap, for the first of the highpoints of the season at La Garance, the Scène Nationale in Cavaillon.
Prélude is a breathtaking work that lasts 35 minutes, a dance of suffering and lightness, a glimpse of confrontation and isolation, a shock of bodies that find themselves in communion, in duos or together…
…with Kader, we Attou: poetry, physical explosions, jumps and jolts. An end to a day we dream of, in the heart of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
F.B. 

Zébuline
Prélude,
brings together music by Romain Dubois, full of crescendos ad libitum, in an endless ascending spiral, where the bodies of the dancers are swept up into a swell of energy. A true homage to hip-hop, Prélude, for nine dancers, is articulated by the steps of this dance, invites the artists to surpass themselves in solos of dazzling virtuosity; the movements as an ensemble, facing the public, in a repeated affirmation of gestures free from all forms of constraints, inhabited by the blood of life. Breathing draws movements, folds into the rhythms, bringing mind-blowing intensity to the substance of this work.
Maryvonne Colombani

Clicanoo
The public at Champ-Fleuri, lacking true choreography and pending Total Danse, had with Prélude, a burst of thankfulness and acknowledgement for the new direction of Teats which was the opulent idea to add to the current programme the Accrorap Company of Kader Attou, which, in his time, Jacques Dambreville had also invited to the same stage, without being remembered…
It must be said that since the beginning of this millennium, the hip-hop dancer and circus performer who was one of the first to offer his notoriety to street dance, recognised at the Biennale de Danse de Lyon with his first creation, Athina, has climbed the ladder of success to earn his stripes in contemporary dance with the same passion expressed at his beginnings and with additional experience which propelled him, with his Company, to the leadership of the National Centre of Choreography in La Rochelle to better impose himself in the South of France alongside the Friche de la Belle de Mai where he never stops creating (aptly, in beauty), with, at the key, total harmony erupting from an ocean of energy. His nine dancers (Antuf « Jikay » Hassani, Azdine Bouncer, Alexis de Saint Jean, Damien Bourletsis, Simon Hernandez, Jade Janisset, Yann Miettaux, Nabjibe Said, Margaux Senechault) invited with him by the Théâtre Luc Donat and by Teat Champ Fleuri to perform their latest creation, Prélude, have here given a breathtaking demonstration in unison, which we appreciated on Saturday as a benediction, us and the dance-lovers that Pascal Montrouge trained for 16 years in the aisles of Teat with the best national and international choreographer. This having been said, to pay homage where homage is due, and to specify the nostalgy for shared enthusiasm in the aisles that has weighed upon us all, these past months…
So, to find a theatre transfixed, in awe and one which knows to applaud to burst the allegresse was a true gift among the abundance of performances which, today, sometimes, mislead the gazes towards the supposed “exploits” which just are not such.
Here, “Bravo!” as Mister Vabois would say to Kader Attou and the genies of his company equally, who, to the melodious music of Romain Dubois, particularly well-adapted to the frensy of their paces so precisely placed, to orchestrate in crescendo this unbridled virtuosity and almost breathless performances which they reward us with, magnifying as no one else can, the rhythm and movement, we thank them for this. The proof in any event that the addiction to choreography is still present here to impose itself through thick and thin, at Champ Fleuri. Let us hope that Prélude bodes well for the upturn…
Marine Dusigne

 


2023

5 February
Festival Les Élancés, Grans

6 June
Festival Couleurs Urbaines, La Seyne-sur-Mer

22 April
Festival Impulsion, Aubagne

8, 9, 10, 11 June
Trois-Rivières, Festival DANSEncore, Québec

13, 14, 15 June
Tunis, Le 4ème Art

24 June
Marseille, Cité des Arts de la Rue (R.I.R.)

30 June
Ollioules, Châteauvallon-Liberté

1 July
Entreveaux, Arts et Culture (R.I.R.)

15 July
Marseille, Festival L’art Attrape, Parc Longchamp (R.I.R.)

21 July
La Londe les Maures, Tournée Mosaïque-ARSUD

22 July
Clermont-en-Genevois, Château de Clermont

26 July
Biot, Musée Fernand Léger, Tournée Mosaïque-ARSUD

27 July
Aix-en-Provence, Un Air de Danse #2, Ballet Preljocaj - Pavillon Noir

10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 September
Cavaillon, Nomades (R.I.R.)

20, 19 September
Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf Festival!

22 September
Vitrolles, Domaine de Fontblanche (R.I.R.)

12, 13 October
Caluire-et-Cuire, Radiant-Bellevue, Karavel

14 May
Nice, Le 109, Temps-Danse Extérieur

17 June
Londres, Bell Square

28 July
Marseille, Esplanade du Mucem, Tournée Mosaïque-ARSUD

31 July
Marseille, Jardin du Pharo, l'Été marseillais

1 August
Marseille, Parc de Bonneveine, l'Été marseillais

2 August
Marseille, Parc du 26ème centenaire, l'Été marseillais

3 August
Marseille, Parc de la Mirabelle, l'Été marseillais

4 August
Marseille, Théâtre de la Sucrière, l'Été marseillais


2024

1 March
Prélude Out, Espagne, Sabadell, Dansa Metropolitana

31 March
Prélude In, Autriche, Innsbruck, Festival de Danse

4 April
Prélude Out (Scolaire), Salon de Provence, Collège Joseph d’Arbaud

6 April
Prélude Out, Velaux, Artonik 13 en jeux

4 May
Prélude Out, Marseille, Archives Municipales

17 May
Prélude Out, Cluny, Festival Cluny Danse

23 May
Prélude Out (Scolaire), Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, Théâtre de la Durance

11 June
Prélude Out (Scolaire), Fos sur Mer, Collège André Malraux

12 June
Prélude Out, Marseille, Art Explora

19, 20 June
Prélude Out, Villeurbanne, Festival Les Invites

27, 28, 29, 28 June
Prélude Out, Draguignan, Théâtre en Dracénie (R.I.R.)

11 July
Prélude Out, Marseille, centre pénitentiaire de Marseille-Baumettes

31 July
Prelude In, Italie, Civitanova, Theatro rossini

3 August
Prélude Out, Mont-Dauphin, Vertical'été

7 August
Prélude Out, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Festiv'arts 2 Rue

14 September
Prélude Out, Port de Bouc, Théâtre le Sémaphore

26 September
Prélude Out, Creil, La Faïencerie

27 September
Prelude In, Grasse, Théâtre de Grasse

28 September
Prélude Out, Venelles, Artonik 13 en jeux

4 October
Prelude In, Boulogne-Billancourt, Carré belle feuille

11 October
Prélude In, Mornant, Festival Karavel, Théâtre Cinéma Jean Carmet

15 October
Prélude In, Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, Théâtre Le Rive Gauche 

17 October
Prélude In, Lillebonne, Centre Culturel Juliobona

14 November
Prélude Out, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Salle de l'Alpilium

21, 22 November
Prélude In, Châlons en Champagne, La Comète, Scène Nationale

27 November
Prelude In, Aulnay sous bois, Théâtre et Cinéma Jacques Prévert

13 December
Prélude In, Portugal, Viseu, Teatro Viriato


2025

24 January
Prélude In, Castres, Théâtre Municipal

3 February
Prélude In, Oyonnax, Centre Culturel Aragon

5 February
Prélude In, Divonne-les-Bains, L’Esplanade du Lac

7 February
Prélude In, Saint-Martin-d’Hères, Hip Hop Never Stop Festival

12 February
Prélude In, Rueil-Malmaison, Théâtre André Malraux

8 April
Prélude In, Agen, Théâtre Municipal Ducourneau

26, 27 May
Prélude Out, Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, Théâtre Durance, Scène Nationale

Cie Accrorap
Direction Kader Attou

Territory Project — 2022
Piece for 9 dancers

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Dates


2024

28 September
Prélude Out, Draguignan, Théâtre en Dracénie (R.I.R.)

31 July
Prelude In, Italie, Civitanova, Theatro rossini

3 August
Prélude Out, Mont-Dauphin, Vertical'été

7 August
Prélude Out, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Festiv'arts 2 Rue

14 September
Prélude Out, Port de Bouc, Théâtre le Sémaphore

26 September
Prélude Out, Creil, La Faïencerie

27 September
Prelude In, Grasse, Théâtre de Grasse

28 September
Prélude Out, Venelles, Artonik 13 en jeux

4 October
Prelude In, Boulogne-Billancourt, Carré belle feuille

11 October
Prélude In, Mornant, Festival Karavel, Théâtre Cinéma Jean Carmet

15 October
Prélude In, Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, Théâtre Le Rive Gauche 

17 October
Prélude In, Lillebonne, Centre Culturel Juliobona

14 November
Prélude Out, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Salle de l'Alpilium

21, 22 November
Prélude In, Châlons en Champagne, La Comète, Scène Nationale

27 November
Prelude In, Aulnay sous bois, Théâtre et Cinéma Jacques Prévert

13 December
Prélude In, Portugal, Viseu, Teatro Viriato


2025

24 January
Prélude In, Castres, Théâtre Municipal

3 February
Prélude In, Oyonnax, Centre Culturel Aragon

5 February
Prélude In, Divonne-les-Bains, L’Esplanade du Lac

7 February
Prélude In, Saint-Martin-d’Hères, Hip Hop Never Stop Festival

12 February
Prélude In, Rueil-Malmaison, Théâtre André Malraux

8 April
Prélude In, Agen, Théâtre Municipal Ducourneau

26, 27 May
Prélude Out, Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, Théâtre Durance, Scène Nationale