The Black Blanc Beur company, officially established in 1984 in an underground car park, began in 1979 when John Djemad and Christine Coudun met. It took a new turn in 1982 with the arrival of hip-hop in France.
The show Si je t'M deals with gender relations. It was a light interpretation, with the dancers’ steps being measured and restrained. Christine Coudun’s work questions the place of women in society and especially in hip-hop. By making breakdancing more feminine, the choreographer emancipated herself from a sort of masculine hegemony. Si je t'M offered a new vision of the world of hip hop and that of dance in general.
The pioneering hip hop company still pushes the limits of a style that focuses on physical demonstration and flexibility. The new piece signed by Christine Coudun and her performers, titled “Si Je t’M”, gets to grips with a delicate issue in hip hop: the relationship between men and women. Hip hop dancing – which was rather masculine originally, due to the need for a muscular physique and the fact that it is performed solo – is very rarely danced in pairs. So the B3s were more than happy to take on the challenges it poses psychologically and in terms of choreography. Rosita Boisseau, TELERAMA – June 2007.