Spanish-born, Paris-based choreographer Blanca Li has worked with some of the biggest names in the music world for video clips and promos – Daft Punk, Beyonce, Gold Frapp and Kayne West – for starters. Electro Kif is her own production featuring Parisian dancers recruited largely from local electro dance competitions and battles.
Born out of Paris’ iconic clubs of the 2000s – the Metropolis, Red Light and Mix – electro danse is a French trend that has gone global and that Li has formalised with a stage production titled Electro Kif. In the space of an insanely energetic hour, the production loosely follows the narrative of a day in a French high-school – from pop quizzes and eating in the canteen to a basketball game and watching illicit porn during computing class.
The featured videos (starting from top, right) show some of Li’s dancers at the Eiffel Tower; a teaser from the stage production Electro Kif; similarily colourful choreography Li did for Daft Punk’s Around the World film clip and finally, a teaser with battle sequences at Vertifight in Paris.
(FYI the word kif means ‘like’ in Algerian; it’s used as a slang substitute for ‘aime’, so Je t’aime = Je te kif.)