myles golden
October 20, 2012
Arthur Cadre aka “lil crabe”

Arthur Cadre aka “lil crabe”

Arthur, a young dancer from France whose video “Break Ton Neck” has impressed millions, will be coming to La Jolla on November 10th to perform at the next Buddhi Session. When we first saw his video last year we were floored.  His strength, flexiblity and unique movements have a lot of similarities to advanced yoga postures.  Read his interview below and don’t miss this amazing opportunity to see him live!  Get your tickets HERE.  

How old are you and when and why did you start getting into breakdancing?

my name is Arthur, I am 21 years old and I started dancing 9 years ago.  I come from France but I’m currently living in Montreal.

There are many similarities to yoga in your style of breakdancing.  Do you practice yoga or have you ever taken a class?

I am a dancer and a performer, I like to create my own moves and my own style. I like to mix flexibility with power and dance. I have never tried yoga as a spiritual practice but I stretch every day. I practice a new kind of dance wich is more like circus style. However, I am open minded about yoga and I can see the similarities.  What I do and yoga both require dedication, concentration, strength and flexibility.

Who came up with the idea for the video and did you think it would be as successful as it is?

Me and my friend wanted to create an interesting video in a unique location.  We shot the video in 2 hours on a September morning and we had no idea it would be as successful as it is.  It was a great experience. Without Alex Yde ‘s talent (he filmed, edited and selected the music), the video wouldn’t have been the same.  Currently, the video has 2 millions view on Vimeo, and almost 1 million hits on youTube.

Have you ever been to the states and are you excited about your visit?  What are you looking forward to the most?

I am really excited to come in La Jolla since it will be the first time I am coming to California for a performance. I really enjoy the United States and I’m dying to visit the Salk Institute of Louis I Kahn, whom I admire very much.

How do you train for your performances and have you gotten a lot of opportunities from your video?

My training is all about streching and coming up with new moves.  I constantly try to create new skills and increase my concentration.  I have had some new opportunities come up with this video and I’m making myself available to do shows, perform on stage, and appear in TV shows but this is the first time I’m coming to the US for a performance.  

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