A documentary approach on Krumping and Breaking through the eyes of two contemporary choreographers


Intention Note

Our body speaks about our history, our roots, our way of living. Five dancers from France and Germany and four dance styles meet on stage. With the rage of Krump, the acrobatics of Break, the per-meability of Release dance and the communicability of Contact dance, Krump ’N’ Break Release dives into the biographies of each dancer. The dancers revisit their history and the way they relate to their movements while forming their new dance with humor, openness and courage.


“This performance feels like a mutual invitation from two different worlds and the proof that the result is positive.’’

Magazine Danser

“Malgven Gerbes and David Brandstätter break the image of youngsters that have nothing to loose. Krump ’N ’ Break Release situates itself perfectly in the documentary approach. Deliberately rough, this performance refuses all apparent esthetisation. Its beauty lies in its veracity, in the encounter that it allows and in its simplicity. The dancers are here peformers of themselves, explaining the genesis of Krump and Hip Hop.’’



PROJECT, CHOREOGRAPHY Malgven Gerbes, David Brandstätter | DANCE, COLLABORATION Raphael Hillebrand, Waldo Pierre, Emilie Ouedraogo Spencer, Anthony Jean, Alan Page | DRAMATURGIC ADVICE Howard Katz | VIDEO Christoph Lemmen, Malgven Gerbes | LIGHT DESIGN Bruno Pocheron, Ruth Waldeyer | MUSIC Jim Sert, David Brandstätter | PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Katja Kettner, Christine Elbel | TOURING Alix Pellet, Clémence Rey | PRODUCTION s h i f t s – art in movement | COPRODUCTION Les Hivernales d’Avignon; Le TRIANGLE, Cité de la Danse, Rennes; La Villette – Résidence d’artistes; fabrik Potsdam: Artists-in-residence; Uferstudios - Tanzfabrik Berlin | WITH THE SUPPORT OF Haupstadtkulturfonds Berlin; La Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles de Haute-Normandie; La Région Haute-Normandie


Preview Les Hivernales d’Avignon | Tanznacht Berlin | Question de danse KLAP Marseille | Festival Made in Postdam | Première in France Le Triangle, Cité de la Danse, Rennes | Lofft theatre Leipzig | festival des Cultures urbaines Canteleu | Villette Street Festival Paris | Festival Pharenheit : Le Phare CCN Le Havre | Théâtre Joliette-Minoterie in collaboration with KLAP Marseille.