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Laurent and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois, professionally known as Les Twins are French dancers, choreographers, producers, models, designers, and actors. They are recognized internationally for their talents in new style hip-hop dancing as well as other various dancing styles. The Twins were born in Paris, France and are the youngest in a large, extended Guadeloupean family of 18 children. Growing up very poor, Larry and Laurent began dancing on the streets of Paris for money. It wasn’t long before they were battling their way through the underground dance scene and gaining worldwide recognition for the way they moved with kinetic energy in a synchronized fashion, that would set them apart from other dancers. The duo danced their way into the hearts of millions around the world. The self-taught dance duo became the darlings of the French audience in 2008 as finalists on the television show Incroyable Talent. They quickly rose to prominence in the U. S after a video of their performance on the San Diego leg of the 2010 World of Dance tour went viral on YouTube, with over 46 million views as of 2020. In March 2011, the twins won the Hip-hop New Style division at Juste Debout. They were also star dancers on the Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil until December 2011. That same year they performed alongside Beyoncé at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, the BET Awards, leading to garnering even greater attention on the world stage. Their collaboration with Knowles would continue into 2013 when they toured with Beyoncé as the only male dancers on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. In 2014, Les Twins joined Beyoncé and Jay-Z on their On the Run Tour and returned again for Coachella. They have been featured in numerous web, television, and print advertising campaigns, including Jay-Z’s viral video campaign "That’s Rocawear", New Era, Benetton, Givenchy, H&M, Chanel, Adidas, Beats By Dre and Hewlett-Packard to name a few. More recently, Les Twins became the face of Diesel’s Only The Brave street cologne. In 2017 the twins made world news by winning Jennifer Lopez’s World of Dance competition on NBC. They are Currently Judges for Canadian TV Show Revolution. In 2021, they appeared on the silver screen with their first major movie, playing the main Aliens in Gary F Gray’s MIB International. They also appeared in the universal film CATS as Plato & Socrates. From the streets of Paris to the stages at Coachella alongside Beyoncé, and now onto the big screen, Les Twins have changed the dance world and raised the bar for dancers worldwide.
Laurent and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois, professionally known as Les Twins are French dancers, choreographers, producers, models, designers, and actors. They are recognized internationally for their talents in new style hip-hop dancing as well as other various dancing styles. The Twins were born in Paris, France and are the youngest in a large, extended Guadeloupean family of 18 children. Growing up very poor, Larry and Laurent began dancing on the streets of Paris for money. It wasn’t long before they were battling their way through the underground dance scene and gaining worldwide recognition for the way they moved with kinetic energy in a synchronized fashion, that would set them apart from other dancers. The duo danced their way into the hearts of millions around the world. The self-taught dance duo became the darlings of the French audience in 2008 as finalists on the television show Incroyable Talent. They quickly rose to prominence in the U.S after a video of their performance on the San Diego leg of the 2010 World of Dance tour went viral on YouTube, with over 46 million views as of 2020. In March 2011, the twins won the Hip-hop New Style division at Juste Debout. They were also star dancers on the Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil until December 2011. That same year they performed alongside Beyoncé at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, the U. K.'s Glastonbury Festival, the BET Awards, leading to garnering even greater attention on the world stage. Their collaboration with Knowles would continue into 2013 when they toured with Beyoncé as the only male dancers on The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. In 2014, Les Twins joined Beyoncé and Jay-Z on their On the Run Tour and returned again for Coachella. They have been featured in numerous web, television, and print advertising campaigns, including Jay-Z’s viral video campaign "That’s Rocawear", New Era, Benetton, Givenchy, H&M, Chanel, Adidas, Beats By Dre and Hewlett-Packard to name a few. More recently, Les Twins became the face of Diesel’s Only The Brave street cologne. In 2017 the twins made world news by winning Jennifer Lopez’s World of Dance competition on NBC. They are Currently Judges for Canadian TV Show Revolution. In 2021, they appeared on the silver screen with their first major movie, playing the main Aliens in Gary F Gray’s MIB International. They also appeared in the universal film CATS as Plato & Socrates. From the streets of Paris to the stages at Coachella alongside Beyoncé, and now onto the big screen, Les Twins have changed the dance world and raised the bar for dancers worldwide.
Beyonce's backup dancers Les Twins: What happened to them?Larry and Laurent aka Les Twins could be coming to a city near you on Beyonce’s next tour (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)
A new Beyonce album means a new tour from Queen Bey and, hopefully, the long-awaited return of two of her most beloved backup dancers Les Twins.
This Friday will see the release of Beyonce’s seventh studio album, Renaissance Act I, which will offer 16 brand new bops.
We’ve already heard lead single Break My Soul, a bouncy dance number that saw a complete departure from the norm for Bey but the rest, currently, remains a mystery.
There are reports of secret pop-up shows Beyonce’s planning to take place in the UK but many are looking forward to a big tour announcement as she typically does fairly close to an album release.
If a world tour is on the horizon, the Beyhive will no doubt expect to see Les Twins in the dance troupe.
Many of Beyonce’s individual dancers are well known to dedicated fans, notably her lead choreographer Ashley Everett, but Les Twins particularly hold a special place in their hearts.Les Twins have been by Beyonce’s side for years, including her legendary Coachella performance in 2018 (Picture: Netflix, YouTube) The dancing duo have conquered the world of dance and fashion (Picture: Getty Images)
Larry and Laurent Bourgeois – who hail from France in case the names didn’t give that away, Paris, specifically – are identical twins, famous for their full Afros and mind-bending, body-popping dance moves.
They’ve been solid fixtures on several of Beyonce’s tours over the past decade, including The Mrs Carter Show World Tour and On The Run, have shared the stage with the singer at Glastonbury, Coachella, and starred in many of her music videos.
The twins’ popularity and talent have led to Bey often giving them their own spotlight to dance under at her tour shows.
It’s been a few years since Beyonce toured the world so what have Les Twins been up to in the meantime?World of Dance
Beyonce may have taken a break from performing but Larry and Laurent, 33, have remained booked and busy.The brothers won World of Dance in 2017 (Picture: Getty Images)
In 2017, Les Twins competed in the television dance series World Of Dance, which featured Jennifer Lopez as executive producer, and saw solo acts and groups battle it out on the dancefloor to win $1million (£829,000).
It worked out pretty great for the dancing duo as they won the series.Cats (the movie)
Tom Hooper’s highly ridiculed movie adaptation of the classic musical may not be the most glistening credit on the star-studded cast’s filmography, but it was a major stint for Les Twins.
They voiced the characters Plato and Socrates and had an absolute blast.Did you know Les Twins were in the cast of Cats? (Picture: Getty Images)
Recalling fun times with Rebel Wilson, Larry told Nine. com.au: ‘To be around Rebel, it was the most funny thing in the world.
‘Even if she started sleep and be sleepy she get more funnier and funnier. I just can’t handle to be around her because everything she said (probably because I love her).
‘For me, she’s like Chris Hemsworth, she has jokes on top of jokes, which never stop.’
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The year 2019 turned out to be a big one for Les Twins as, in addition to Cats, they also starred alongside Chris Hemsworth, Emma Thompson and Tessa Thompson in Men In Black: International.They also landed roles in 2019’s Men In Black: International (Picture: Getty Images for Sony)
Together, they played shape-shifting aliens The Twins, who sought out a dangerous artifact. Larry also took on the role of the human that The Twins kill and identity they steal.
Beyonce’s new album Renaissance is out on Friday.
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Dance Open: Lombard twins
About the start
We started dancing at the age of 7 - but not exactly regularly and diligently. And we certainly did not think then that this would someday become our profession. We were inspired by the dance of Michael Jackson - and we danced for pleasure, it was something very natural. And only at the age of 13 we began to seriously think about dance as a matter of life.
About James Brown
The second person after Michael Jackson to shape us as dancers is James Brown. Once he came to Argentina with a concert. We stood at the stage and shouted: "We want to dance with you!". And on the last song - Sex machine - he invited us to the stage, and we danced together. He liked it so much that he invited us to perform with him the next day. And then, when we moved to New York, we performed with him a few more times. He just called periodically and asked: “Guys, do you want to perform tonight?”
About life in New York
When we first came to New York, we lived on $15 a week each, and 2.5 years without papers. We were engaged only in teaching dances - that's why we were sitting without money: there was no time to work as waiters. But we had a dream that kept us going. We gradually joined the party: we met at dance schools with people who were models for us, and showed them our dance. They liked it, we became friends, performed with them at the coolest venues in the world. And then came the crisis of 2001, and we were forced to return to Argentina. It was not easy, because at this time our dreams in New York began to come true.
Initially, we as actors were not in the script for Step Up
About the roots
But we understood what it was for. We returned home, to the family, to the roots - and that is where we found ourselves. It was in Argentina that we formed as artists and as people - and it was there that we began to really dance, perform, write scripts, play. We wrote and performed our play in Buenos Aires, which ended up being so successful that it took us back to New York.
About participating in Step Forward
We got to audition by accident, on the way to our own rehearsal. Initially, the assistants were looking only for dancers (not actors) - and we would like to play in the film. But we still tried - it was, in fact, improvisation, freestyle, but the director liked it, and he invited us to shoot. Initially, we were not in the script, but in the process of work, we bombarded the director with ideas, many of which he liked. As a result, we got into the film as actors: if you watch the movie, you will see that we talk a lot there. Last year we starred in the fifth Step Forward, and then we shot our film in Argentina, with Argentine actors. In general, we want to continue working in the cinema: now we are writing a script for a film and we dream of bringing it to life. It is very difficult to make your own film in such a way that you yourself like it.
We simply choose a composition and express in movements the feelings that this particular music evokes in us
About the lack of style
We never learned to dance, we never took lessons. In fact, we are not dancers, because a dancer must be able to work with different companies and devote his whole life to studying styles and techniques. We don't have a dance style, because style is the rules. Our dance is born from music: we simply choose a composition (it can be classical, rock, pop - whatever) and express in movements the feeling that this music evokes in us. In general, in the process of dancing, we don’t think that we are dancing now. The main thing is to convey a message, to put a very specific feeling into the movements - sadness, anger, passion, nostalgia, and it doesn’t matter for us what style these movements will be. At the same time, of course, in our dance you can catch something from Michael Jackson and James Brown, hip-hop, jazz, tap dance.
We have learned not to expect anything from life, not to listen to what other people say, but to go and live on our own
And we get great pleasure when we watch the performances of professional dancers. If we talk about Russian ballet, then we consider Mikhail Baryshnikov the best ballet dancer in history. He wanted to do this - and devoted his whole life to dancing. We've never gone that far: we just dance because we love music.
About Dance Open
We will bring our tap dance composition to the music of the Argentinean tango composer Astor Piazzolla. This is a very emotionally strong dance, again in a free interpretation.
About trip to Russia
This will be our first trip to Russia, and we are very excited about this prospect. We want to see your country, culture, people. Expectations? We have learned not to expect something from life, not to listen to what others say, but to go and live every minute on our own. We will have 4 days in St. Petersburg - and we want to see as much as possible. And yes, we will definitely go to the Hermitage.
The Dance Open Festival will be held in St. Petersburg from 21 to 27 April 2015 on the stages of the Alexandrinsky Theater and the BDT. Lombard Twins will perform at the Alexandrinsky Theater on April 27th. The program of other performances and master classes can be viewed here.
Dances for the signs of the Zodiac Online edition "Elements of dance"
Aries - domineering, impulsive, captivating and passionate, remains so in dance. It suits the direction in which you can give it your all - and at the same time not freeze in the monotonous learning of movements. For this sign, free improvisation is attractive: having learned the basic movements, Aries will be able to combine them into such combinations that will amaze not only the viewer, but also his coach. Perhaps the improvisation-based tribal is not dynamic enough for Aries, but R'n'B or Latin solo will give him full opportunity to express emotions. In pair dances, Aries feels comfortable if they are connected with a partner not only by friendship: it is easier for this sign to surrender to passion than to portray it. Whatever direction Aries chooses, he will reach heights, since the desire for excellence and perseverance are fully inherent in him.
Taurus is a sign that likes to live in comfort and in beautiful scenery. Some slowness and solidity are also inherent in their nature, and ballroom dancing (European program) is most suitable for Taurus. Beautiful halls, elegant costumes, time-tested music will please their taste, and the smooth movements of the pair dance will suit their temperament. But the partner must be equal to Taurus in terms of skill, this sign does not like superiority.
From single styles, ethnic and not too energetic dances, for example, Indian dances, are suitable for Taurus. Smooth movements, as if flowing into each other, do not require an exceptional physical form from the performer, and at the same time they are quite expressive. Also, Taurus may like Hawaiian dances.
Gemini is the lightest of the "airy" signs of the Zodiac, always in motion, changeable, dizzy like sparkling wine. For people born under this sign, dancing is as easy as breathing: it doesn’t matter, on stage or at home, washing the floors to a fast melody. The only difficulty awaits the Gemini at the beginning of the journey: they love to always look the best and the most capable, so they can be embarrassed as beginners. Do not let tightness spoil the process, because the Gemini effortlessly cope with any task, if they like it. Easy to perform, incendiary, but not too passionate dances are the perfect choice for Gemini. It can be African, in which the main thing is to catch the rhythm and trust the body, or Latin American (for example, salsa), where not very difficult steps can be supplemented with arbitrary movements.
The Gemini also get special pleasure in pair dances in the presence of a skilled partner. Listening to the leader and at the same time adding something from yourself - this is the ideal dance of the Twins. And that is Hustle.
Cancer is mysterious, emotional and closed from others, a kind of "thing in itself". But if you break through the protective barriers of Cancers, you can only gasp at what spiritual riches they conceal. The same is true in the dance: if this sign decides to speak to the audience, it will squeeze a tear out of the stone.
Subtly sensitive, capable of microscopic shades of emotions, Cancers are excellent partners. They give themselves to the dance completely, immerse themselves in the music and at the same time do not lose the “wave” of the leader. Cancer may dominate in a couple, but then he needs a partner at least as emotional. Such a tandem will impress the most demanding viewer.
A single dance for Cancer is one that is filled with feelings, but not blazing passions. Classical ballet with its sophistication, charming bellydance are perfect for this sign. The atmosphere of the classes is also important for them: a calm atmosphere, people with whom it is comfortable. To succeed in any dance direction, Cancers need to remember that revealing their emotions on stage does not at all mean becoming vulnerable.
Leo - this is exactly the sign that was created for stage performances. To shine, to conquer, to be in the spotlight - this is what any Leo strives for from birth. Also from birth they were given a beautiful posture, the ability to present themselves, grace. Under such conditions, any direction of dance will submit to the Lions, but they will be unsurpassed in sensual styles that require special looseness. Strip dance, harem style of bellydance, pole dance - in any of them, Leo will bring his own touch of audacity and eroticism. Also, the representatives of this sign are characterized by purposefulness and a mindset for success, which helps them to master any chosen style.
In pair dances, Leos should avoid the desire to always be “for the main thing”. So that the partner does not exclaim “Daphne, you are leading again”, it is worth practicing to follow the leader - this practice will open the Lions to the unknown pleasure of being led and not responsible for anything. True, the Lions do not forgive their partners for mistakes either, so sometimes they cannot find a mate for dancing for a long time. And if you are lucky enough to find a worthy partner for such a dance as tango, then sparks simply fly from the couple.
Virgo , who do everything as it should, on time and in the right place, do not like to depend on anyone. This extends to dancing: for Virgos, there is nothing worse than repeating movements after a partner they did not choose. There are two options for solving the problem: either pair dances with those whose authority and will of the Virgin are recognized, or solo directions.
The love of independence makes Virgo suffer if, in a group dance, she has to “pacify” herself to the right level. Perfectionism does not give rest, if it is she who lacks skill. Most of all, dances are suitable for this sign, where every man is for himself, but still a group, for example, a tribal. Its not too complex elements, the sequence of movements behind the “key”, the ability to both solo and remain in the crowd are very appealing to Virgo.
Efficiency and perseverance will help the representatives of this sign to master the rarer folk styles, such as the Irish jig or Scottish reel, the main thing is that the Virgo wants this.
Libra are recognized aesthetes, connoisseurs of classics and sophistication. They feel the music subtly, they cannot stand the rough drums and the primitive in it. To match these tastes and their preferences in dance: time-tested directions (ethnic or academic) and honed steps. Waltz, jive, foxtrot - what is ideal for Libra, provided that they like their partner. However, representatives of this sign can easily get along with anyone.
Light, mobile and full of charm, Libra looks great in single dances. The main thing is to choose a dynamic direction in which maximum entertainment is achieved with the help of simple movements. It is also important for Libra to express themselves in dance, and not to seduce the viewer. Hawaiian, modernized Russian folk, folklore oriental dances will appeal to them.
Scorpio is a sign concealing deep feelings and raging passions under the guise of calmness. Prone to mysticism, looking for a secret meaning and ambiguity in everything, Scorpio seems to be created for flamenco. This dance looks like the performer is being devoured by a flame, and only sharp movements of the hands, energetic steps and turns can prevent it from breaking out. Tribal fusion, with its mystical music, gothic costumes and complete freedom for self-expression, will also appeal to Scorpios.
People born under this sign are also disposed to pair dances, however, they are constantly in danger of falling in love with a partner. After all, prolonged physical contact kindles sensuality, even against their will. To perform in pairs, Scorpions are better off choosing something energetic and daring: tango or rumba, capoeira will also submit to them. This sign strives for perfection and comprehension of the subject to the very depths, so they make promising dancers.
Sagittarius learns to dance almost before he can walk. Any music for them is a reason to start dancing, and I must say that they feel the rhythm flawlessly. Passion is also inherent in Sagittarius, but, unlike Scorpions, it does not burn them from the inside, but adds a “fire” to everything that Sagittarians do. In dance, they express their emotions and completely surrender to the process, but not to the point of self-forgetfulness. That is why Sagittarians love dance floors so much: while enjoying the process, they do not miss new interesting steps that they have seen from others. In addition, in their interpretation, these movements do not look like a repetition at all.
Club styles are best suited for Sagittarius: R'n'B, hip-hop, street jazz and even break. In each of them they will reach heights, and then they will begin to mix directions - and also successfully.
Pair dances for Sagittarius are fast, where the partners are almost equivalent: salsa, jive, cha-cha-cha.
Capricorns are great conservatives and perfectionists. They gravitate toward the classics in all spheres of life, including dance. New fashion trends, avant-garde trends are not about them, they don’t even like to watch such performances. In general, to catch Capricorn dancing selflessly on the dance floor is not an easy task. He is characterized by stiffness, tightness and exorbitant demands on himself. And that is why dancing is necessary for Capricorn! Ethnic dances will help to get rid of voluntarily imposed shackles, learn to trust not only reason, but also emotions, expand your boundaries of sensual Capricorn: tribal, folklore bellydance, as well as swing and rock and roll that have passed the test of time.
This sign of the Zodiac needs to reconsider their attitude to the rules and frames for the time of dancing, and also to recognize that improvisation is not always bad, otherwise success will elude them for a long time.
Aquarius loves change, new experiences, he is attracted by unknown horizons. They live according to the call of the soul, focusing only on their opinion. These traits allow them to become consummate dancers if they choose the appropriate style: fast and based on improvisation. "Express what I feel now" - that's what Aquarians want from the dance. Fast latin, hip-hop, jazz-funk, modern, club dances leave complete freedom to the performer.
Styles that include elements from several directions will also suit Aquarius. Tribal fusion, Arabic-Spanish dances, contemporary... Most likely, after a while, Aquarius will begin to introduce new elements into the mastered dance, or even become the ancestor of the direction.
In pair dances, Aquarians are also not bad: they feel the music, the mood of the partner, skillfully adapting to the desired rhythm. But if it seems to them that the partner has stopped in development or is not striving enough to learn new things in dance, Aquarius will part with him without regret.
Pisces , as under the denominator, absorbed a little of all the signs of the Zodiac.