I love Tecktonik. These French kids rock hard. Tecktonik is a popular dance movement begun by youth from the suburbs of Paris, France. A combination of techno, house, hip hop and trance dance styles, the new movement is distinguished by its practitioners’ use of urban space. Individuals or teams of dancers “invade” a public space, sometimes a landmark, like the Eiffel Tower, or the Champs Élysées, other times a non-descript office plaza or industrial park,

and perform impromptu dances to electro-house music, in the distinctive Tecktonik style. Short segments of these dances are recorded using consumer-grade electronics, like mobile phones, or digital cameras. They are then edited, featuring the individual styles and personae of each dancer or team, and then uploaded to youtube.com.

Both the dance and the video might be considered archival.

And if you don’t know, now you know!

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