An interview with Käfig’s Amélie Jousseaume

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Pixel – copyright Agathe Poupeney

One of Käfig’s brilliant hip hop dancers, Amélie Jousseaume, very kindly invited me to ask her a couple of questions whilst she got ready for the show.

How does the choreographer [Mourad Merzouki] work? How does he convey his ideas to you?

For this piece we worked slightly differently, because he’d already done some work with the digital designers [Adrien M / Claire B], who had suggested effects and video material. Together they tested things to see what would work well gestually with these effects. Continue reading

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‘Pixel’ by Mourad Merzouki and Adrien M / Claire B, with Käfig Dance ~ review

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Pixel – copyright Laurent Philippe

Last Saturday night, I went to see ‘Pixel’ by Mourad Merzouki’s Käfig, a hip hop show, created in collaboration with the digital design company Adrien M / Claire B.

As soon as the curtain went up, my attention was grabbed by the simple yet beautiful set; the stage was dotted with candle-like lights, which moved around as the dancers performed. Continue reading