Milan Emmanuel


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 is 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, and many others.

In 2009, he created the “No Way Back Company” with which he staged the shows “No Way Back”, “Les Polissons”, “Super Showman” and “FrontX”. Recently, in January 2020, he choreographed a “Krump” version of the famous “Romeo et Juliette” for the Liège Philharmonique Orchestra, directed by Fabrice Murgia.

In addition, he also supervises various projects aimed at the professionalisation of hip-hop dancers.

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. In 2015, the City of Brussels has entrusted Milan with the organisation of the yearly “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.