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Maud Le Pladec

Feat. Jr Maddripp
Silent Legacy
Show
2024/2025
France /
Montreal
Performance partner

Relay set

Investigating transmission and affiliation, French choreographer Maud Le Pladec stages an intense encounter between krump and contemporary dance in this mirror portrait of two dazzling dancers, a surprise hit at the Avignon Festival.

A child prodigy of krump, the fierce urban dance form that emerged in Los Angeles at the turn of the millennium, young Montrealer Adeline Kerry Cruz unleashes all the energy of her 11 years in a stunning first solo. With the help of her mentor, krumper JR Maddripp, she occupies the stage with astonishing ease, transported by the feverish score of Chloé Thévenin, a pillar of the French electro scene. She then passes the baton to Siaska Chareyre, an accomplished dancer with a brilliant command of contemporary dance styles and codes. Each carves her own path, delivering a powerful performance of impressively authentic dance. Silent Legacy weaves the invisible threads that connect these two uninhibited dancers from different cultures and generations. Fascinating.

Artists

Choreographer
Maud Le Pladec

After completing the Ex.e.r.ce training program at the CCN de Montpellier, Maud Le Pladec went on to perform for several choreographers, including Georges Appaix, Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, Loïc Touzé, Mathilde Monnier, Herman Diephuis, Mette Ingvartsen and Boris Charmatz.

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Choreographer
Jr Maddripp

Jr Maddripp. Originally from France, Kevin Gohou, also known as Westrock Aka Intimidate, has been named "Junior Maddripp" within the Tight Eyez family.

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Dancers

Adeline Kerry Cruz
Biography by Mandy, Adeline's mother.

"We listened to a lot of hip-hop music when Adeline was a baby and she always seemed to move with these big aggressive motions. We decided to put her in hip-hop dance when she was 4 at Urban Element Zone. In her first class they taught her the elements of hip-hop (D.J., Graffiti, B-Boy, Beatbox). We knew we were in the right place. At the time, she was taking ballet and hip hop, and truly loved both. She always loved to dance and when the music played anywhere she couldn’t help but feel it inside of her. At the end of each class, they had a cypher, where the students would get to do a solo in the circle. It took her a lot of courage to work her way up to being brave enough to step in, but eventually, she did, and sometimes, it was hard to get her out. In 2019, she auditioned to be part of a hip-hop troupe at UEZ and she made it. She had never been prouder of herself. She practiced the moves with her dad in the living room and was constantly dancing in front of the mirror. In 2020, she was just about ton have her first dance competition when the pandemic hit and all dance classes stopped. At the time, her studio did not offer anything online but she had a heart for dancing and nothing could stop her. She continued to dance in the mirror and put on shows at home. 

In 2020 we were contacted by Jacob Jonas Dance Company who had seen some videos that her father had posted on his personal Instagram of her dancing. He asked if she wanted to be in one of their films as part of the films.dance series. She was so incredibly happy to take lessons again, this time on Zoom, with the world renowned krumper, Russell Fergusson. The director of the film, Vincent L’Ortie, wanted to show expression through dance and decided to use the krump style as the medium for expression. Adeline had never taken krump classes before. After a couple weeks of rehearsals, she starred in the video. From that moment forwarded, she became completely overtaken by the dance style. It was almost as though the small vocabulary Russell had showed her had allowed her to express herself in away that she was never able to before. 

In March of 2021, she connected with Parisian born krumper, Jr Maddrip who was living in Montreal, and had studied for years under one of the originators of krump, Tight eyes. Jr Maddripp took Adeline under his guidance and helped her develop her own vocabulary of Krump. He never taught her how to dance, but rather guided her in expressing herself. She began to learn the art of storytelling through dance and how powerful dance could be in expressing here motions, ideas, and even imagination. She earned the name, “Lil One”. In the summer of 2021 she performed with Les 7 Doigts de la Main as a dancer alongside Jr Maddripp and was so incredibly proud to be dancing alongside her personal idol. Adeline lived to Lab with Jr Madddrip, and she couldn’t believe that she got toper form with him in a live show."

Siaska Chareyre

Siaska Chareyre is a contemporary dancer currently based in Lyon. She discovered dance through modern jazz, which she practiced for nearly 10 years before taking an interest in contemporary dance at the CRR de Lyon. She then joined the professional training program for dancers, as well as the young ballet Désoblique, where she deepened her technical and artistic knowledge. In 2019, Siaska Chareyre continues her apprenticeship at SEAD Salzburg, graduating in July 2023. During her stay in Austria, she rubs shoulders with different artists and explores a wide range of techniques and practices. Siaska is currently performing with Maud Le Pladec, in the pieces Silent Legacy and Twenty-seven perspectives.

Credits

Silent Legacy

Duo for a 6 to 9 year-old child and an adult dancer
Created the 20th of july 2022 at the Festival d'Avignon

Conception, artistic direction and choreography Maud Le Pladec feat. Jr Maddripp – Solo Adeline Kerry Cruz : MaudLe Pladec and Jr Maddripp – Solo Audrey Merilus : Maud LePladec and Audrey Merilus.

Choreography assistant Régis Badel.

Music composed, arranged, performed& produced by Chloé Thévenin.

Voice coach Dalila Khatir.

Musical dramaturgy assistant Pere Jou.

Dancers Adeline Kerry Cruz and Siaska Chareyre.

Costume design Christelle Kocher – KOCHÉ.

Costume assistant Marion Régnier.

Lights and stage design Éric Soyer.

General manager Fabrice Le Fur or Mélissandre Halbert.

Light manager Nicolas Marc.

Sound manager Vincent Le Meur or Justine Pommereau.

Production and development A propic, Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent and Lara van Lookeren.

Photos Alexandre Haefeli and César Vayssié..

Production Centre Chorégraphique National d'Orléans.

Coproductions Festival d'Avignon / Par.BL.eux, centre culturel canadien in Montreal (Quebec) / Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse and the Van Cleef & Arpels Foundation / Le Carreau Scène nationale de Forbach et de l'Estmosellan / La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand scène nationale / Scène nationale d'Orléans / Les Halles de Schaerbeek Brussels (Belgium) / Ville de Fontenay-sous-Bois - Fontenay en scènes / Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France.

Creative residencies Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans / Théâtre d'Orléans in collaboration with Scène nationale d'Orléans / Par.BL.eux, centre culturel canadien, Montreal (Quebec).

The Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans is supported by the Ministère de la Culture -D.R.A.C Centre-Val de Loire, the City of Orléans, the Région Centre-Val de Loire, and the Conseil Départemental du Loiret. It receives support from the Institut français - Ministère des affaires étrangères for its tours abroad.

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