Back to Hip Hop
Théâtre National de Chaillot.
1 place du Trocadéro 75116 Paris. 16th arr.

Located directly across the river from the Eiffel Tower, the Palais de Chaillot not only houses several museums, including the Musée de l’Homme and Musée de la Marine, but it also hosts a full program of spectacles and performances throughout the year. Before the show, we ate dinner at the restaurant in the Palais Chaillot.

“Back to Hip Hop” is the name of the dance quartet formed by Karim Barouche, Hakim Maïche, Xavier Plutus, and Régis Truchy. Involved in the scene since the beginning, all four have contributed greatly to French hip-hop culture.

From the beginning of the show, there was no doubt that it would be something special. The group opened with “Planète Rock, ” a duo with Barouche and Plutus, and followed with the longer show “Quatuor(s).” Contrary to what we expected, the quartet actually choreographed its show to jazz music. Nevertheless, the group remained true to their hip-hop roots, using a dazzling array of break dancing and pop and lock routines. An impressive display of skill and prowess, “Back to Hip Hop” managed to convey the essence of French hip-hop in one remarkable show.

(Back to Hip Hop- photo Source: http://www.theatre-chaillot.fr/public/20042005/alaffich/fset01.htm).