DBiC Podcast Episode 13 - Marius Mates and Marso Riviere in conversation with Rosa Cisneros by RosaSenCis published on 2020-07-01T15:08:36Z The episode features Mates in conversation with fellow dancer, friend and collaborator, Mickael ‘Marso’ Riviere7, a French hip-hop dancer and company director living in the West Midlands. Both artists have close connections with Coventry and the culture of dance in the city. The purpose of the episode is to understand the relationship they have with the city of Coventry and how their experiences of dance have shaped or impacted their practice in the city or elsewhere. They talk about their arrival into the city from Romania and France respectively and the friendships that they have formed through dancing in the city over the years. In addition, Mates and Marso also point out the history of dance in Coventry, and especially the hip-hop community in Coventry. They mention work carried out here, as well as crews that have had an impact upon the hip-hop culture. The two artists describe their own current creative work in the city and the use of breaking styles within the theatre industry. They share their hopes and dreams for the city, especially with Coventry City of Culture taking place next year, as well as how they have been shifting their very physical, theatrical styles into different digital formats during lockdown.