GrOove Nation
Week-end of Immersion in
African-American Dance

  • The CCNO and Engrenage[s], under the artistic direction of choreographer Marie Houdin, are offering a unique weekend of 70’s African-American social dances, a genre that includes hip hop. Social dances, urban dances, club dances, dances anchored in historical heritage: come and see, dance, and soak in these styles with three dancers from Engrenage[s]. Over the course of a weekend, the CCNO will become a groove nation in the heart of Orléans. From morning to night, all the CCNO studios will be vibrating hip hop, funk, disco, house, brass band nola: come on and get down!

Compagnie Engrenage[s] © M Photography

Friday, October 18th, 7pm

An atmospheric tour of African-American social dances from the 1970s with DJ One Up, Marie Houdin, Clémentine Nirennold, and Cambo Houth.
An evening open to all – entrance free on reservation

Saturday, October 19

10am-1pm warm-up and workshops
2pm-3pm Musical chill
3pm-5pm workshops

Sunday, October 20

10am documentary film screening
11:30am - 4pm warm-up and workshops
4:30pm-6pm Fun Battle with DJ One Up, Marie Houdin, Clémentine Nirennold, Cambo Houth

The workshops take place in the three CCNO studios. The dances tackled are: Funk: soul and funky step, locking, waacking; New Orleans Second Line Dances: top rocking; Club: House, Hustle; Bboying: top rock, footwork, freeze, tracks

By reservation only

50€ for the weekend

80€ for a “family” registration (2 young people)

Performance Red Line Crossers
Saturday, September 14, 2019, departure from Place du Martroi

In 2019, Engrenage[s] is receives aid from: the Brittany Region, the Ille et Vilaine Department, the City of Rennes, the DRAC Bretagne, the Liffré Cormier Community of Communes