Compagnie Käfig (France/Brazil)

CCN Créteil et Val-de-Marne 


Artistic Director, Mourad Merzouki


Correria and Agwa

U.S. Premiere!


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Sponsored by Darci H. Swindells




Explosive Hip Hop from France and Brazil


Running Time 90 Minutes With One Intermission


Artistic Director Mourad Merzouki is at the forefront of the international, hip hop dance scene. Käfig’s sensational double bill of Correria and Agwa derives from an encounter between Mourad and 11 young male dancers from Rio de Janeiro at the Lyon Dance Biennial in 2006. Their individual stories about their lives in the favelas (Brazilian shanty towns) and how they were determined to make something of themselves inspired Mourad to create two heart-stopping works that showcase the young Brazilians’ astonishing acrobatic skills and dazzling virtuosity.