Josépha Madoki a.k.a. Princess Madoki showers us with glitter, glamour and utter eccentricity. With the obviousness of waacking, born of 70s gay culture, we meet eight dancers and a DJ who take us on an extravagant club night.
D.I.S.C.O. (Don't initiate social contact with others) was created during the quarantine and tightened restrictions of the pandemic. Deeply affected by the isolation, Madoki dreamed of returning to the dance floor of the club and the disco music of the 1970s. Wishing to live, if only for one night, she is D.I.S.C.O. a celebration of life, its madness and euphoria.
Josepha Madoki, also known as 'Princess Madoki', discovered hip hop dance in her early teens and quickly developed a passion for it. In 2003, she joined the International Academy of Dance (Paris) where she specialised in academic dance styles, such as ballet, contemporary and jazz. She then developed her own style influenced by components from hip hop, afro and contemporary dance. In 2010, she founded the Madoki Company and performed her first solo Mes mots sont tes maux, winning 1st prize in the "Paris Young talents" competition (2010). As a dancer, she collaborates in eclectic projects with choreographers from around the world, such as: Damien Jalet (Movie Suspiria by Luca Guadagnino), Wayne McGregor (Musical; Kirikou et Karaba), and also Pierre Rigal, Ousmane "Babson" Sy, Robyn Orlyn.... In 2016, Josepha Madoki joined the Eastman Dance Company / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. She performed in shows like Babel 7.16, Opera Satyagraha (Basel/Switzerland), Opera Alceste (Munich/Germany) or Stoic (Gothenburg/Sweden). While working with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, she collaborates with the famous artist Beyoncé, in the music videos Apeshit (filmed at the Louvre), but also in Spirit and Bigger (The Lion King film soundtrack). Josepha Madoki is a choreographer and artistic director for various artists and major brands such as: Givenchy, Gims, Undiz, Lous and the Yakuza, Angélique Kidjo... Having become a specialist in the dance called Waacking, she has been invited all over the world to participate and judge international Waacking events. Winner of: "Just Battle" (China 2019), "Pay the Cost To Be The Boss" (France 2019), "Hot Mess" (Canada 2018), "Waack it Out" (Italy 2018), "Werk the Floor London Crew Contest" (UK 2017)...
Post-show talk with choreographer Josepha Madoki in the foyer after the performance.
Workshop with Josepha Madoki (wacking) at 13-15. For anyone over 15 years old with some dance experience.
Premiere party! DJ Najeet will play on stage after the show, dress: preferably disco clothes!
Josépha Madoki aka Princess Madoki
Rémi Bajramie aka Waabee, Daniela Barbieri, Suzanne Degennaro, Manon Del Colle aka Poupie Velvet, Mario Dúran, Oumrata Konan, Kristina Kunn aka Krissy, Paul Moscoso aka Paul de Saint Paul, Mathis Saïd
Costume and set design
camin action - Dirk Korell, Naïs Haidar, Letitica Martín
La Villette - Paris | Compagnie DCA (La Chaufferie) | La Place | Espace 1789 de Saint-Ouen, scène conventionnée de Saint-Ouen | Centre de la danse Pierre Doussaint, GPS&O, Les Mureaux | CCN de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne/Cie Käfig | Compagnie DYPTIK
With the support of
SP.O.T - Network for the support and dissemination of urban dance companies in the greater Paris
Compagnie DCA (La Chaufferie) | La Place | Company DYPTIK | Centre de la danse Pierre Doussaint, GPS&O, Les Mureaux | Théâtre de La Nacelle GPS&O, Aubergenville
CND, Centre national de la danse