Two Crews: Lady Rocks, the Parisian break group will dance at Sydney and Adelaide Festivals in 2020

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Lady Rocks, a Parisian break group will dance in “Two Crews” a show directed by Nick Power which will be played at Sydney Festival and Adelaide Festival in 2020. We spoke to Léa Cazauran, choreographer and founder of Lady Rocks.


Photo: Create Lamine


Léa Cazauran, you’re a choreographer instructed by Mathias “bboy Thias” Rassin. Lady Rocks, is a company you created in 2012. How did you all meet?

In 2012 during many battles, there were very few women to practice top rocking. I got the idea of creating a uniquely feminine group to develop an essentially feminine dance, with our own movements. So I asked Claire Leeza and Valentine to create a group. First of all we appeared on stage (la Villette, Opéra de Massy, Ccn de Créteil..) and we were also active in national and European battles. The group then grew and we are now 9 active in the group and we also work with men.


You’re interested in top rock, a discipline of hip hop dance which has, until now, been very rarely implemented on stage and is generally danced by men. Where did this interest spark from?

Our interest was to develop feminine gestures while keeping top rock roots, which is a dance of combat and demands.


Have you all danced since your childhoods?

Yes, we have all had this common passion since our early youth.


What attracts you to hip hop dance?

The freedom to be who you are, the freedom of expressions, the energy and the music.


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Two Crews Photo: @timo_eyeam


You’re currently in Sydney for rehearsals with Riddim Nation, an Australian hip hop dance company with which you are going to appear in the show “Two Crews” at Sydney Festival and Adelaide Festival. When did you first meet? How do your dance styles differ?

We met Nick a year ago; he had found us on the internet via Valentine Nagata Ramos (member of the crew), he spoke to us about his project which we signed up to straight away.


Our dance styles are similar but also different. We all practice dance styles called “standing dance” in the hip hop community. The difference comes from the cultures with a French touch and an Aboriginal touch.


Léa Cazauran you are the choreographer and founder of Lady Rocks. Where did the idea of creating Lady Rocks from and how did you make it happen? Also, what was the inspiration for the name Lady Rocks?

As I mentioned earlier, it was recognising how few of us there were in battles. Then, I needed to affirm my place in an ultra-masculine world.  It was important for me to stand out and to position myself not as a feminist but to create something new and not seen before.


8 women make up Lady Rocks. How do your styles differ or are they similar to each other?

We are all multi-skilled dancers with top rocking as a common point.


How would you describe “Two Crews” at Adelaide Festival and Sydney Festival?

An energetic, lively hip hop show.


Similarly, why should people come to see “Two Crews”?

Quite simply because this project highlights 2 countries which are thousands of kilometres apart with a common passion being HIP HOP.


Do you need to like hip hop music and dance to appreciate “Two Crews”?

Not necessarily, it’s a show for all audiences with a contemporary script. The music created by Jack Prest is electro hip hop.


Anything else?

We have a creation which has just come out in France, GY PSY, if you’re over there, come and see us, we will be in Lille from 6 to 9 February. For other dates, you can follow us on:

Image: Sydney Festival

You can purchase your tickets to see Lady Rocks in Two Crews:


Sydney Festival is on from 8 to 26 January and Adelaide Festival from 28 February to 15 March.


Do you like break and hip-hop?



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New Year’s Eve 2019/2020: Where to celebrate French style

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New Year’s Eve 2019/2020: it’s hard to believe that 2020 is only two days away! If you’ve not yet made plans you may like to bring in the New Year French style. We’ve found a few places around Australia where you can do just that!


Les Bubbles

Celebrate the end of 2019 with steak frites a cocktail and dessert for $69 at Les Bubbles.



Bookings can be made via the website


Sofitel Brisbane

Sofitel Brisbane invites you to experience cultural getaways and gastronomical adventures with a sumptuous dinner in its exclusive buffet restaurant, Thyme2


Before the clock strikes midnight, indulge in market fresh seafood, festive cuisines, irresistible hand-crafted desserts and a beverage package as you dance the night away to live entertainment.


The beverage package includes French sparkling wine, white and red wine, tap beers, juice and soft drinks.



Adult (dinner + no beverage package) | $139.00*

Adult (dinner + beverage package) | $189.00*

Children | $70.00*


AccorPlus Adult (dinner + no beverage package) | $119.00*

AccorPlus Adult (dinner + beverage package) | $169.00*


For bookings and enquiries: Email [email protected] or call direct on (07) 3835 3535


*This is a prepaid event. Prices are subject to change. Regular AccorPlus and Entertainment Book discounts do not apply. Children price valid for 5-12 year olds.



Enjoy a three course dinner to ring in the New Year with two sitting times available:


1st sitting at 5.30pm/6pm: 3 course dinner for $98 for adults and $50 for children



2nd sitting 8.30/9pm: 3 course dinner a glass Champagne & appetizer on arrival 138.0

3 course dinner a glass Champagne & appetizer on arrival & matching French wines 188.0


Reservations can be made via email [email protected] or by telephone 07 3161 1858.




Les Bistronomes

At its new premises in Campbell, Les Bistronomes invites you to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019/2020 with a 5 course degustation menu for $100 per person (with matching wines for an additional $50).



Bookings can be made via the website or by calling the restaurant.





Bergerac invites you to celebrate the end of 2019 with its usual a la carte menu.


Be quick making reservations though as there are very few tables left! Call (03) 9642 3646.


Chez Olivier

Chez Olivier invites you to a 5 course dinner for $150 accompanied by live music from singer Alana Aldea at its New Year’s Eve celebration.



Bookings can be made via the website at or by telephone on 03 9525 2273.



Entrecote invites you to enjoy a set menu for dinner on New Year’s Eve.

They have two sittings:

  • From 6pm with a 2 hour sitting time for $119.90 per person including a glass of champagne on arrival
  • From 8:15pm for $149.90 per person including a glass of champagne on arrival

Wine matching will be available.


All reservations must be prepaid






Frenchies invites you to a 4 course set choice menu $95 or $125 with unlimited sparkling wine (1.5hrs)


Amuse bouche:

Gougere, feuilletine onions, gazpacho verrine


Entrée (choice of)

Housemade chicken liver parfait with cornichons & croutons

Salt & pepper calamari with tartar sauce

Chargrilled Garlic & butter Prawns, fennel & watercress salad

Hervey Bay scallops with cashew, chives & lemon butter


Main (choice of):

Hiramasa Kingfish, crushed potatoes, fennel, radish & snow peas slow, sauce vierge

Duck leg confit, gratin dauphinois, petite frisée salad & Port wine jus

Pan Seared Market fish, ratatouille, roasted cherry tomatoes, lemon butter capers & parsley

Black Angus eye fillet (200gm, marble score 2+), French fries, Frenchies’ signature sauce



Pineapple & mint granita


Dessert(choice of)

Warm apple Tatin with vanilla ice cream

Profiteroles: Hazelnut or burnt caramel or coconut ice Cream, chantilly cream, chocolate sauce & almonds

Crème brûlée


Pricing: $95 pp 4 courses menu or $125 per person with 1 ½ hours of bubbles at your 2 hour sitting


Bookings via the website at




Bloody French

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019/2020 at Bloody French with a set 3 menu plus a glass of sparkling wine and oysters on arrival for $80 per person.



Chargrilled prawns, seared scallops, Mango salsa, avocado mousse

Chicken liver parfait, Ham and hock terrine, brioche, cornichon

House smoked Field mushroom, ratatouille, goat cheese, crispy leeks

Confit Duck croquettes, pickled fennel, orange, pistou



Herb crusted Barramundi, fennel remoulade Charred & pickled zucchini, basil

Beef Fillet, Cauliflower puree, green beans, Antiboise sauce

Gratinated Crepes, asparagus, caramelised shallots,bechamel,cheese, capsicum

Duck Breast, carrots puree, charred broccolini, Port jus




Assiette de Fromage

Deconstructed passion curd tart, meringue, crumble and fresh strawberries

Milk Chocolate mousse, raspberry coulis, fresh strawberries


Bookings are essential and can be made on 0432701909


Chez Pierre

Enjoy a 4 course dinner for $100 per person.

Cream of Asparagus, parmesan and truffle soup served with crispy bacon and fresh herbs


Fresh Atlantic Salmon, Grilled Exmouth Tiger Prawns and seared shark bay scallop served with a wild mushroom and parmesan risotto accompanied by sauteed asparagus and spinach and finished with a light dill beurre blanc sauce


Tender Harvey fillet of beef, oven roasted and served with a creamy pomme puree, parsley coulis, glazed baby vegetables and finished with a creamy mushroom, cognac and garlic Forrestier sauce


Bailey’s, Frangelico and Hazelnut gateaux, layers of crispy biscuit, feuilletine, hazelnut ganache and finished with an aryola chocolate and Bailey’s mousse served with a creamy hazelnut ice-cream

Bookings can be made via the website or or by telephone on (08) 9386 5886.




Brasserie L’entrecôte

Celebrate the end of 2019 with a 4 course menu and glass of champagne on arrival at Brasserie L’entrecôte for $120 per person.



Franca Brasserie

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019/2020 at Franca Brasserie’s ticketed gala dinner.



Bookings via email [email protected]


Gavroche Chippendale

Gavroche Chippendale invites you to a choice of set Christmas menus: 3 courses for $68 or 5 courses for $79. You can add a 2 hour beverage package to your menu for $45 per person.


Gavroche is also celebrating New Year’s Eve 2019/2020 with Pommery champagne at a special offer price of $118 a bottle and attractive prices on the whole range



Customers are requested to make their booking by telephone or on the website.


Loluk Bistro

Loluk Bistro has a lunch time and a dinner setting for New Year’s Eve 2019/2020.


You’re invited to ring celebrate the end of 2019 with a 4 course set menu for $84 per person which includes a glass of champagne or for $134 with paired wines.



Reservations can be made via the website




Monopole invites you to a shared menu for $75 per person.


They will have two sittings: one from 5-6:30pm for two hours and the other from 8:30pm. The 8:30pm is already full but you can still have dinner at that time but at the bar counter.


Quoi Dining

Quoi Dining invite you to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Quoi with a heavenly 14 course dégustation menu offer. 14 courses!


You’re invited to reserve via the website


How are you celebrating New Year’s Eve 2019/2020?



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