MARGOT JANSE Better than Johnny Clegg, even sharper than J.M. Cotzee, Maggie is the Chris McGregor (19361990) of the stove. In the wake of the South-African pianist of The Brotherhood of Breath, Janse-San is a World Citizen, bridging the gap between cultures, questioning her place in a white male colonized world. By the way, in case memory fails: keep in mind that, in truly unsuspected times, she was the very first chick to break through the überchauvinistic 50 Best. Respect!
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CHIHO KANZAKI Never fuck up with Chiho, as the old saying goes. U have already seen her up there in Menton, kicking the ass of her previous boss, Mauro Colagreco. Like Sun, the Wachowski sisters’ avengeress star of Sense8, she never misses a hit. Her strokes are clean cut, as precise and merciless as her ways to cut free from whatever might tie her up, whether it is her Jap roots or (nobody’s a fool) the new bistro French serendipity. The cult manga-cheffe for sure. PHOTO © LISA EDI
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