Riding the wave of urban cultures in Saint-Dizier

Riding the wave of urban cultures in Saint-Dizier
Riding the wave of urban cultures in Saint-Dizier

From April 22 to 28, more than 80 young people from the region participated in the week of urban cultures, at the socio-cultural center through around ten workshops.

Coordinator of the urban cultures week at the socio-cultural center (CSC), Myrtille was pleased with the number of people registered for the workshops. More than 80 young people from Bragards and Joinville took part in the activities which took place from April 22 to 28. The event should therefore be repeated next year. Some young people, initially reluctant to register, took pleasure in the different forms of urban cultures. “As the hours passed, word of mouth spread and registrations soared to reach 80”according to Myrtille.

“I teach young people that it is possible to perform beautiful tricks”

Around ten workshops were offered to participants. Mouloud Alloua, hosted the freestyle football session, which he practices as a professional. “I started in the 2000s and as a result, I was one of the pioneers of this discipline whose goal is to perform artistic and acrobatic figures with a football.”, he explains. In 2004 he competed at the world championships in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, a competition where he finished fifth. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, he rose to second place in the French championships. “During the workshop at the CSC, I teach young people that it is possible to perform beautiful tricks with a simple soccer ball. There are no rules.”.

Jump rope, hey hey

A few meters from the freestyle football workshop, that of the double Dutch (acrobatic jump rope in French) led by Ilyes Debbah and Brice from the Koezion collective. “This discipline combines dance and gymnastics. I practice it at the national and international levels as world champion in 2013 and 2014 and vice-world champion in 2015”, indicates Ilyes Debbah. The two facilitators taught the participants the basics of the discipline which has disappeared from playgrounds. For her part, Sabine Langromme offered a customization workshop. “From recovered clothing, participants give them a second life according to their desires”. In the CSC gymnasium, breakdancing by Albert Roubaud: “this discipline, accessible to all, combines sport and dance. For the first time, it will be present at the next Olympic Games”. Divergent music and sounds from Stéphane Brossais’ workshop. “I introduce young people to beatmaking by adapting to their desires and their influences”. Outside the CSC, Skoros teaches children the art of graffiti, “a complicated discipline to understand due to constraints such as patience and the cold”. And it’s not over, on May 7, at Les Fuseaux there will be a krump evening at 8 p.m.


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