That blow went home some bones are probably broken
Got some scratches now this might hurt a little
Inject antibiotics pure penicillin can I get a clean cut shot of morphine
My shoes are 2 small 4 my feet here’s a rap you can need
Give me a piece of that meat
Bloody body parts all over the place to be
Check out the scars on my scrotum
Rock Attack Ten/ Poodle Naked
ANYBODY is the result of collaboration between Blok & Steel and the hip-hop band Poodle Naked. Poodle naked is formed from various members of the renowned Dutch band Gotcha! They were awarded the name “The Dutch Godfathers of hip hop”.
With the “(damaged) body” as inspiration, Blok & Steel have created dance and Poodle naked has composed music and written lyrics, challenging and enhancing each other within their particular medium. Their aim is to melt both raw rap and dynamic dance to produce direct, energetic and visual theatre.
Anybody was first created in 1995, performed at Paradiso Amsterdam, Tivoli Utrecht and Festival de Nouvelle Danse in Montreal, Canada. It was reworked in 1997 to form a double bill with Pull The Plug.
Anybody is an explosion of images and sound. Five dancers skim past the audience when needed […] the raised stage and extended catwalk provide more direct contact with the dancers, sometimes even intimate. Blok & Steel are a striking appearance: muscled, charming, quick, strong and cool […]
Gerdie Snellers – Volkskrant (NL)
The rappers of Poodle Naked guarantee a dynamic and appealing sound. […] Blok & Steel search for boundaries in a hilarious way […] scenes follow each other in fast tempo, with their acrobatic style as connecting element. […] A fresh and entertaining performance with the additional advantage of attracting a new audience to dance.
Astrid van leeuwen – Algemeen dagblad (NL)
Their duet, a melting of two bodies, the contact-improvisation based trio’s, movement which flows and a very good sense of timing […]
Helma Klooss – Haagsche Courant (NL)
The bouncing, jumping, rolling and challenging dance on the catwalk make the combination of Blok & Steel and Poodle Naked very contagious. Anybody is entertaining; with acrobatic and reckless tricks on rousing hip hop.
Godert van Colmjon – Utrechts Nieuwsblad
PULL THE PULL / ANYBODY (1997)
Pull The Plug / Anybody consists of two parts: a remake of Anybody, originally created in 1995 for the Springdance Festival 1995, and a new choreography: Pull The Plug. Like in the original Anybody, the rap band Poodle Naked will again collaborate with Blok & Steel. Poodle naked’s members are: Rock Attack Ten, Kid Crash and Rollarocka (Shy Rock also frontman of Postmen). They are accompanied by Beatcreater Brotha ‘R Cazmo, T-Nouz (Gutt) and Bark Sokpolie/ Kalebas (bass).
Pull The Plug is based on the speed of the nineties, the abundance of information and the fast construction and deconstruction of relationships. Anybody, based on an accident of a personal friend and the recovery of the damaged body, is a direct, energetic and wilful performance, in which raw rap and dynamic dance both clash and melt together.
Blok & Steel – Tour Pull the Plug/Anybody (1997)
21 maart Pius 10 Volendam (try-out)
22 maart De Koog Noord Scharwoude (try-out)
27 maart Tagrijn Hilversum (try-out)
29 maart Buk Buk Heiloo (try-out)
5 april Paradiso Amsterdam (premiere)
9 april Agnietenhof Tiel
12 april ’t Voorhuys Emmeloord
15 april Het Park Hoorn
18 april Stadsschouwburg Sittard
22 april Leidse Schouwburg Leiden
24 april Stadstheater Zoetermeer
26 april Chassé Theater Breda
27 april Stadsschouwburg Eindhoven
29 april Cultureel Centrum Hasselt (B)
2 mei Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
6 mei Schouwburg Gouda
7 mei Schouwburg Tilburg
9 mei Stadsschouwburg Heerlen
10 mei Stadsschouwburg Arnhem
13 mei Stadsschouwburg Groningen
14 mei C.C. De Vest Alkmaar
15 mei De Harmonie Leeuwarden
21 mei Tollhaus Kassel (BRD)
23-24 mei Mousonturm Frankfurt (BRD)
30 mei Theater Vrijthof Maastricht
29 juni Tanz Festival Kassel (BRD)
19 juli Julidans Amsterdam
7-8 sept Dansfestival Aken (BRD)