Johan Philip Pilou Asbk is a Danish Actor, famous for his roles as Kasper Juul in the
television show Borgen and Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones. He is a member of
the Royal Academy of Arts in Copenhagen and holds a degree in Drama from the
Danish National School of Performing Arts.
He is known for his role as Rune in the film R (2010), for which he received the Best
Actor Award at the Danish Film Academy and the Bodil Awards. He also starred in
the films A Hijacking (2012), A Family (2010) and Sex, Drugs & Taxation (2013).
His first appearance in a major film was as Teis in the 2008 film To Verdner. He later
starred in Luc-Besson’s LUCY starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman,
Timur Bekmambetov’s BEN-HUR, and Rupert Sander’s Ghost in the Shell as Batou.
The French word ‘pilou’ means ‘round-dance’, and this was the name for the dance
performed by Kanaks in New Caledonia. These dances, accompanied by a chant, tell
Kanak stories of births, weddings and battles, and were a great way for people to
It is a round-dance with many people dancing together around a central pole or
straw, hopping on one foot while stamping the other, and clapping their hands in
unison at times. The dance is very energetic and sometimes includes a climax when
all the dancers shout ‘pilou pilou’ in unison.
The music of the original dance was written by Justin Clerice, uncle of illustrator
Victor, in 1907. Rather than reflecting the traditional choreography of the Kanaks, it
is a slow oom-pah march with lots of brass and a few cheery dance movements. Pyjama Pilou pilou homme