Milan Emmanuel


BIOGRAPHY

After training in breakdance with the group “Original Style” and then with the pioneers of the movement in the USA, Milan became the Benelux Vice Champion (BOTY) of breakdance in 2004.

He was part of the first promotion of the “Tremplin Hip Hop” in 2012 organised by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. Milan also takes part in many groups involved in contemporary choreography and teaching hip-hop dance.

Artistically at the confluence of styles, Milan has collaborated in numerous adventures with: Bob Wilson, Kader Belarbi, Robert Lepage, Olivier Py, José Besprosvany, Jean-Marc Favorin, Rosa Mei, Robert Carsen, Clara Maria Lobos Villa, Jos Houben…

In 2009, he created the “No Way Back Company” with which he staged the No Way Back shows: “Les Polissons”, “Super Showman” and “FrontX”.

On request, he has also performed short form shows: “No Way Back meets the Traviata” for the Royal Theatre La Monnaie – BRAFA 2013 and “Tango VS Hip-Hop” for the 2014 Tango Festival.

Milan supervises various projects aimed at the professionalisation of hip-hop dancers: Step by Step and Hip-Hop mentoring.

Since 2009, Milan has organised the Detours Festival, which offers an alternative version of the urban arts and gives pride of place to contemporary creations in hip-hop dance.
Since 2015, the City of Brussels has entrusted Milan with the organisation of “Detours Cyphers” every Wednesday of the summer in front of the Brussels Stock Exchange.

It is in the street and in direct contact with the public that Milan finds the essence and inspiration for his art. With his love of playing with conventions and opening new fields of expression, Milan likes to involves the public so as to create a participatory and always unpredictable show.