Video interview

Encounter with Alejandro Rodriguez, author

Centre de création O Vertigo – CCOV
13 min 17
Espace Perreault Transmissions chorégraphiques

In a lively, inspired interview, Alejandro Rodriguez, theatre artist and poet of Cuban origin living in New York, tells us about the genesis of his friendship with Crazy Smooth, the partnership that blossomed through their love for hip hop culture, and his contribution to the creation of In my body. A solid, supporting presence in the studio, constantly asking questions of the dancers, listening personified, Alejandro needs to write to see the bodies up close. He underscores the courage of the choreography, which deals with aging bodies in hip hop culture, a culture that values both strength and virtuosity.

A fascinating encounter for exploring the connections between dance and writing, conducted by Sophie Michaud, dramaturgical consultant for the project.


In My Body (work in progress)


Yvon Soglo (a.k.a Crazy Smooth) is a choreographer and founder of the company Bboyizm. He is also currently an artist in the long-term residency program at the Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV, which provides support and access to its creation studio. Bboyizm has…


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