Company Decalage-Marso Riviere Plus

Birmingham UK

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Born in France, Marso (a.k.a Mickael Riviere) has been based in the UK for over 10 years and has, in that time, established himself as a major force in both the contemporary dance, and bboy dance worlds.In 2004 he started his professional dance company, Company Decalage, for which he has created two works, Decalage and See and has performed at a range of venues and festivals including DanceXchange,  British Dance Edition and Resolution! at The Place, London. In 2006 he was nominated for the Place Prize and in 2007 he took part in The Place’s Choreodrome and TouchWood. The latter led to the early development of ‘Appel’. In 2008 Mickael was selected for the semi finals of the Place Prize 08 with “Breaking Point”, a new work made in collaboration with Navala Chaudhari which is currently being developed as a full length piece for Company Decalage.Marso is also in demand as an independent choreographer and has worked with artists as diverse as The Bolshoi Ballet/Theatre (in 2007), hip-hop theatre artists Jonzi D, Lianhart and world leading Bboy Team Project Soul (Korea). In 2008, he choreographed a piece for the International Raw Energy as part of the International Dance Festival Birmingham. Since then, Marso has been concentrating on his Choreographic work and, with support from DanceXchange, The Place and a number of European venues has developed new work including Eteins Pas (2009), La Porte (2010) and Citeaux (2011). He has also presented work at British Dance Edition 2010, The Place, London, and MasDanza in Spain. Marso is currently an associate artist of DanceXchange.
An acclaimed teacher and established Bboy, Marso holds a number of weekly Breakin’ classes in London and Birmingham and regularly teaches contemporary repertory classes at organisations such as The Place, Birmingham and Warwick universities, London and DanceXchange, Birmingham as well as teaching workshops internationally through his Urban Dance Agency Bboys Attic now regarded as one of the foremost urban dance educators in the UK.

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