FRENCH mayor Hervé Blanché has been an astonishing hit on the internet after a video was posted on YouTube of him dancing hip-hop in his office in the mairie.
The video of him tumbling, standing on his head and being flipped has been viewed around 21,000 times less than a day as Mr Blanche, the mayor of Charente-Maritime port Rochefort, learns moves from dancer Tony Merguez.
Hip-hop professional Tony Merguez had made the film with his fellow Pyramid company dancer Aziz Texas Couscous in a bid to show that there was life in the town.
He told Sud Ouest that he had been making a film of Rochefort and wanted to show it from “an original angle, to show that one can have fun in the town”.
Tony added: “I’m sick and tired of clichés of a sad and decaying town.”
He has spent two months making a film showing different sides of the town, including UMP mayor Hervé Blanché – who said that he “did not want to be seen as just another mayor”.
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