Reviews

Elektro Kif presents a troupe of grotesquely talented 20-something
Parisian rude boys who make astonishingly adroit ambassadors of Electro…and if
their disgustingly decent dance skills weren’t enough, these gorgeous garconnes
are HILARIOUS. . ..” Read more
The Daily Info, Oxford, 28 March

“The show is terrific, completely fresh, with enormous energy, great to watch and also  hugely enjoyable for the performers….” Read more
David Bellan, The Oxford Times, 28 March

“They’re a strong group, with confident moves and some good comic timing. ..” Read more
Zoë Anderson, The Independent, 5 March

“Stylistically, Li’s electro is a vibrant, nimble and fast-paced form, with the upper body in focus. The cast display good dancing and acting talent. ”
Sarah Frater, The Stage, 5 March

“You can tell from their clothes, that the dancers in this fantastically amiable and energetic street show have arrived from Paris..” Read more
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, 4 March

“…. Li’s exhilarating Elektro Kif explodes with the muscular invention that powers breakdancing in its natural urban setting…” Read more
Barbara Newman, Dance Magazine, 3 March

“With eight sets of elastic arms and rubber legs, this is 70 minutes of energetic dance with a difference..” Read more
Alan Hulme, Manchester Theatre Awards, 15 February

“It’s streetdance but is it good enough for an evening of entertainment at the theatre? Well I have to say a resounding YES, and if the applause from the audience is anything to go by, I’m not alone in this sentiment.” Read more
Damian Robson, What’s On Stage, 22 February

“Grainger Market butchers have been learning some new moves from a group of Parisian street dancers. Blanca Li Dance Company passed on some of their urban body-popping techniques during a midday performance in the market hall.” Read more
Jenny Wotherspoon, SKY, 21 February

“A Slick, bouncy 75 minute show by Blanca Li. It’s her eclectic theatrical savvy that drives the performance. She handpicked the eight young men in the cast, moulding them into a cohesive and disciplined ensemble without sacrificing their individual personalities or spirit. Electro has been touted as the first indigenous French dance form since the can-can. It seems to be a loose yet precise synthesis of club and hip-hop styles, like a manic, total-body version of the intricate arm movements of voguing fused with the rippling energy of popping and the limb-throwing of locking as if on speed. The premise that we’re observing these engagingly unbridled lads during a typical day at college is a useful pretext for them to indulge in cheekily cheerful comic tomfoolery while also demonstrating some buoyantly expressive, explosively masculine physical skills. ”
Donald Hutera, The Times, 15 February

“From one end of the seventy-five minute show – no interval – to the other the lads are engaged in non-stop energy-sapping physical competition”
Alan Geary, Nottingham Post, 15 February