Mickaël Marso Rivière | Hip-hop
Born in France, Mickael Marso Riviere is a multi-award winning choreographer. A major figure in the world of contemporary dance and breakdance for 19 years, he has produced and broadcast his original creations in the UK and abroad.
Founder of the company Decalage, Bboy's Attic and of Marso Riviere IMG Photography, and an active member of Breakin 'Crews MDK and Bronx Boys 1975, he judges, competes and promotes hip hop culture on the international scene.
Among his recent commissioned pieces are T-break presented at the Birmingham International Dance Festival, Matches with Guy Nader, and Hokiri for Carlos Acosta's company “Acosta Danza”, which premiered in Havana in December. 2016.
For the Birmingham Hippodrome theater, he hosted the B-Side Hip Hop Festival and the KRE8 experimental dance concept event! (2016-2018).
He co-directed and participated as a performer in the Hippodrome Creative project, X-Ray: The Unknown Quantity by Hugh Turvey. Marso also appeared in the 100th anniversary edition of Vogue for Hussein Chalayan's Gravity Fatigue show choreographed by Damien Jalet. He was on the shortlist for the Kevin Spacey Foundation's “artist of choice” award in 2016 and lectures at leading institutions such as the Rambert School and The Place in London.
Marso is a choreographer in residence at the Royal Academy of Dance as part of the “Step into Dance” program and was recently awarded the 2019 Choreodrome Research Residency Program award at The Place.