The passionate relationship between Alexandra "Spicey" Landé and hip- hop dance goes back a long way. After attending workshops with street dance’s biggest names, she decides to dedicate herself to choreography. Spicey, who has been teaching dance for over 20 years, was inspired by her love for hip-hop when creating Retrospek. 

In this this first piece, she challenges the rules and codes of Hip-hop while pushing boundaries beyond measure. Supported by a cast of nine impressive dancers, she invites her public to experience a unique show where movement and emotions are one. Retrospek evokes feelings of love, passion, despair and death while conveying, through music, an electrifying energy. 

(60min presentation)

Credits:

Choreographer and Artistic director: Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé

B-boying Choreographer: Eric ‘Zig’ Martel
Popping Choreographer: Handy ‘Monsta Pop’ Yacinthe

Dancers:
Michel ‘Boombo’ Lim 
Mélanie ‘Kurlz’ Pinheiro-Borrowes 
Samantha ‘SamIam’ Hinds 
Eric ‘Rockit’ Athis 
David ‘D*1’ Flynn 
Eric ‘Zig’ Martel 
Frédérique ‘Sleepy Fred’ Dumas 
Handy ‘Monsta Pop’ Yacinthe 
Saxon Fraser.

Spoken Word written and performed by: Handy ‘Monsta Pop’ Yacinthe 
Acappella song written and performed by: Samantha ‘SamIam’ Hinds

Music conception: Shash’U & other artists
Light Conception:
Philipe Dupeyroux 
Theater Advisor: Veronica Mélis

This project is financially supported by the Conseil des arts et lettres du Quebec. This project also receives financial support from the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications and the City of Montreal under the 2005-2008 Montreal Development Agreement. 

Retrospek was co-produced by the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) www.m-a- i.qc.ca