Registering now! On this occasion, Info-Chalon met Jeremy Pirello who also talked about his 10 years spent at the Grand Chalon Conservatory as a hip hop dance teacher. Interview.
It’s been 10 years since Hip Hop Dance entered the Grand Challan Conservatory …
Yes, that’s right, April is exactly 10 years old! We start from a blank page. We made everything. A decade ago, we were the only ones to offer a full course from the 1st cycle to the DEC (Diploma of Choreographic Studies). Today, we have an example for other conservatives. We started with the basic elements of hip hop, from its true value. Moreover, I thank Philip Cheloudiakoff and Robert Lorca for trusting me because I have come up with my background, my sharing method, the transmission. I have always been in transmission, actually since 2003 and then in 2008 at INJEP, the instructor of the future teachers of hip-hop dance. In April 2012, Hip Hop moved to the Conservatory and classes were already completed. Today, to support me, a part-time position has opened up, this is a great development!
How did you create this course of Conservatoire?
Over the years, we’ve built the necessary things around two axes: competition (war) and interpretation (stage). My educational source appears in a book written by Odil Kugel last autumn and which was commissioned by CND in Paris, a chapter devoted to hip hop pedagogy in archives.
Is your formula exported abroad?
The course was exported to Shanghai, China where I went for two weeks to set things up – a great story for several years but unfortunately stand-by from the epidemic. The dancer who was trained to be a teacher there unfortunately did not resume lessons there. With Cie TSN, we created an exchange project in Mayotte. We have already made the trip and built a network of acquaintances there. Mahoris dancers want to come here and make themselves professional.
In particular, you are the educational manager of the professional hip hop training ‘Espace de Ru’, how did the desire to create this training come about?
With Rachid Kassi, we are doing a lot more transmission with Cie TSN. We raise awareness and hip hop training from initiation to master class and we wanted to set up training through the company. Today, it has fulfilled another dream to help all our partners The training is conducted by the Grand Challan Conservatory and our partners are: Space des Arts, Chalon Dance La Rue (CNAREP), the city’s youth service … Previously, our dancers who wanted to be professionals had to go to Paris, Bordeaux or Lyon. It has been in Chalon-sur-Saon since last year! We are a region where a lot of hip hop happens, for a very long time, we were the first to develop this practice within the structure of an organization, it was a logical continuation of the course offered at the Conservatory.
Who is creating this 1st class?
This first promotion consists of 9 trainees. From the Fleur Reunion, 1 dancer came from Bordeaux, 2 from Dijon, 1 from Luhan and the rest from Chalon-sur-Saône. It should be noted that the training is intense, it represents 1200 hours per year and it is very cheap (around 200 euros to 825 euros per year, depending on the method.
Who is this professional training for?
It targets all dancers who want to achieve the basics of stage professionals. This year of training, despite the limitations, the first promotion worked on a part presented with musicians in Piccolo, a street dance show, a show for the opening of Dance Week and a part that will be presented on 13 May. Also, we do a lot of work with all of our partners, here in motion, a transversalism that struggles for existence elsewhere, artist-speakers are also involved with the course. Also, the training includes theater lessons, exploration of other disciplines, especially classical to contemporary dance. Professional training mobilizes a lot of concentration and energy, lots of content; Performer dancers emerge as different from this year. 6 of these groups join professional companies after training.
How to apply?
Candidates contact us through the training Instagram page and directly on the Conservatoire du Grand Run website (https://conservatoire.legrandchalon.fr/pratiquer/formation-professionnelle-danseur-hip-hop-espace -de-rue) 13 May The scheduled application deadline will be postponed, so there is an additional delay. However, the audition will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022. 10 places available, apply!
SBR – Photo / Credit: Jérémy Pirello