Our review of Allons enfants, by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai: 120 beats per tumble

CRITICAL – The two directors set up their camera in a Parisian high school which has opened a hip-hop section.

The legs yes, but the head? This is the question ofLet’s go children, by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai who know dance inside out. They had signed movesthe very beautiful series on choreography broadcast in 2020 on Netflix, and before succession around Benjamin Millepied.

This time, it is the urban dances that they put in the viewfinder. Precisely this enlightened initiative of the Lycée Turgot in Paris which challenged itself to open a hip-hop section. The calculation is simple: to get out of the spiral of academic failure of enthusiasts of this type of dance. Coming from the difficult suburbs, here they are released in this high school in the Marais. The beautiful neighborhoods widen their eyes.

A singular humanity

The section of the Lycée Turgot will compete for the championships of France, and therefore perhaps of the world. “I will be intractable on school results”, warns the headmaster on the first day of school after reminding the young people to smile and put away the laptop. Two other people will join…

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