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  • From the street to the Olympics

    From the street to the Olympics From the streets to the Olympics captures moments of the dance form Breaking (also known as Breakdance) through the lens/eye of an experienced dancer and documentary photographer, Yoriyas. Yoriyas shows us rare perspectives on the dance culture and its practitioners in various countries such as Senegal, Morocco, Algeria, France, Netherlands and Germany. Breaking gathers a global connected community, that supports each other and fulfill great projects, like the fundraising for Zulu Rema´s lower limb prosthesis, or battle each other for the win in medialized, international high level competitions, leading to the Youth Olympics 2018 and Olympic Games in 2024. Emerged in the 1970s in New York, Breaking culture kept the competitive aspects by organised battles and the cypher as social get together where dancers meet, compete and exchange. But outside of competition and cypher is a space which mostly stays invisible – the moments of individual privacy, collective happiness or celebration of the joy in movement, shared with friends in any space that seems suitable to be transformed to a dance arena. The project captures these special moments that mostly stay invisible in Breaking. Fr From the street to the olympics capture des moments rares et parfois imprévisibles sur la culture hip-hop à travers l'oeil d'un danseur et photographe documentaliste expérimenté, Yoriyas. Yoriyas nous montre sa perspective sur le breakdance à travers plusieurs photos prises dans différents pays tels que le Sénégal, le Maroc, l'Algérie, l'Egypte, la France, l'Allemagne.. Le breakdance rassemble une grande communauté solidaire qui sait se mobiliser pour des grandes causes telles que la collecte de fonds pour la prothèse de membre inférieur pour le danseur Zulu Rema ou pour se disputer la victoire lors de compétitions internationales. Le niveau technique du breakdance et l'attrait médiatique ne cesse de croître, menant ainsi à la participation des Jeux Olympiques de Paris en 2024. Ce projet est un voyage visuel sur le monde invisible du break.