Hailing from the Seine-et-Marne region in France, Soria Rem and Mehdi Ouachek have lent prestige to hip-hop dance and have conquered the world’s greatest stages, both in France and abroad. They are now ambassadors of a style of dance recognized by the world’s greatest performers and choreographers, such as Cirque du Soleil director Franco Dragone, Slava Polunin (Slava’s Snowshow), Madonna, Mariah Carey, Kamel Ouali, Redha, Marie-Agnès Gillot, as well as by the top names in live performance, such as Kader Attou (Mehdi Ouachek is the assistant choreographer of Compagnie Accrorap) and Andrés Marín, with whom they collaborate.

Partners on stage and in life, they are representatives of a dance form known as “Abstract.” Breaking the codes and the boundaries of hip-hop, and blending circus arts with mime and contemporary dance, their unique style of choreographic design is based on the pursuit of fluidity of movement, musicality of the body, and the emotion that emerges from them. Because “Abstract dance” isn’t just a style of dance; it entails an exposure of the self, beyond the physical performance that it requires.

Soria Rem and Mehdi Ouachek founded the company Art Move Concept in 2009.

Building upon their past experiences, they are pursuing their creative journey, surrounded by virtuosic performing artists who are committed to abstract hip-hop. Together, they have choreographed five shows, which they have presented on stages around the world. Art Move Concept has been co-produced by the Théâtre des Gémeaux – Scène Nationale de Sceaux since 2016.