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"Let's go children", Hip Hop traces out-of-class destinies

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Directors Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai present their film "Allons enfants".

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By: Jean-François Cadet Follow

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Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai are interested in “Allons enfants”, their new documentary film in the Hip Hop sports excellence section of the Lycée Turgot, a large Parisian establishment.

A unique educational experience that seeks to break the spiral of school failure through dance by integrating students from working-class neighborhoods.


It's a duo of documentarians who have filmed dance a lot: after "Relève", at the Paris Opera with dance director Benjamin Millepied, after their series "Move", on Netflix which offered us a panorama of choreographic creation,

Thierry Demaizière


Alban Teurlai

installed their cameras in a Parisian high school, as close as possible to young hip-hop dancers.

From this immersion, they made a film full of movement and humanity, which recounts an unprecedented experience: integrating students from working-class neighborhoods in the heart of Paris by trying to combine good academic results and choreographic excellence.

But which also reveals singular journeys through endearing characters who have the sensitivity, the talent and the "determination" - understand the determination - to trace their route and shape their destiny.

Their documentary “Allons enfants” will be released next Wednesday (April 13, 2022) on French screens.

Our guests :

  • Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai (directors)

  • Charlotte Saudrais and Maxime Auber (student dancers).



Hortense Volle

went to Rennes for the 25th edition of Mythos, the Festival of the Arts of Speech.

It ended last night.

(April 10, 2022)


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